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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 00, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of buying a new Hurst Shifter for my '69 to replace the old one. Has anyone here done this? Can I use the original chrome lever and chrome ball? Is there is noticeable difference when shifting gears with the new Hurst?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 00, 05:08 PM
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From what my dad has told me, the orrigonal round stick hurst, (this applies for at least 69 z's if not more) is the cheapie hurst. right now we have a new process tranny with a aftermarket rectangular stick shifter on it. I'm not sure, but i think the base sets the shifter off far enough that with a consle, it won't work and choping the floor is nessasary, for our setup, anyway. Oh, i think i just remembered. If possible, the round stick needs to be used because i think that's the part that's off set, however, it may be permanatly attached to the base. Sorry i couldn't be any mor specific, my car is 120 miles away

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 00, 05:14 PM
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The factory hurst stick is welded or riveted to the shifter and I don't think there is an easy way to get it off. If you could get it off, I don't think there are holes in it.
Can't compare the two for you.
Hurst rebuilds their shifters for a set fee. Call them and see if they can do yours.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 00, 05:21 PM
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Only differences between the original part and a new part are:
OEM - round handle shaft, slips in.
New - square handle shaft, bolts on. (Can't use the old handle, just the knob.)
New has adjustment for the stops, OEM didn't.

Otherwise they are the same. The offset is not in the handle, but in the base. That shifter is a 67-9 Camaro only part.

I'm looking for the original style shifter for my car. Might be able to work a trade.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 00, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm I did send the shifter to Hurst for a rebuild and they said it would be 6-8 weeks before I get it back, and I need it by Easter for a show. If there is not that much difference between the two I guess I'll stick with the original.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 00, 07:05 PM
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hey chris, reading your post reminds me of the time I decided to put a hurst shifter in my 68 ss I took a new hurst shifter cut the top half of the shifter off and welded my muncie shifter shaft on, put it back on the car got ready to put the knob on when I realize I had welded the orignal shifter handle back on (duh)! hey maybe this is a good post the dumb thing you did working on a car!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 00, 05:05 AM
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I just put a new Hurst Comp+ on my console equipped '68. the part# is 391-4339. This is a specific shifter for early camaros. The shifter itself is offset to clear the console. The bolt-on handle is rectangular, not round like the original. It fits perfect and feels great!



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