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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 01, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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just installed a m-20 trans with a hurst comp. plus shifter. The handle hits the console in 2 and 4 gear. Do I have the wrong install kit? Does Hurst make different handels with different bends? Any help would be appreciated, Thanks Erik.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 01, 04:13 PM
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seriouly, you might have the wrong shifter. I had this problem in a Chevelle once, you can adjust the throw a little on the shifter. There are two adjustment screws on the base of the shifter, but it's hell trying to adjust it in the car. You also have some leverage in the shifter rods, you can twist them in and out to give you a few inches there as well. If your using worn or plastic bushing on your shifter rods, I suggest a metal "pit kit", hurst puts one out. Sometimes you generate some slack there. I figured it out by putting the car up on 4 stands, getting underneath while a friend ran through the gears, and trial and error adjustments. Hurst does have different angle shift handles, but like everything from Hurst- not cheap.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 11:40 AM
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I think you can put a 3/16 allen wrench in the shifter to lock it in neutral. With the selectors on the trans vertical (thus neutral) adjust away, (less trial and error) another way to reduce slop (other than the "pit kit" previously mentioned)you can put a little washer(5/16??)on the clip side to the selector, it makes it a pain in the *** to get the clip on, but it's a ton tighter..

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 01, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys. I do have plastic bushings and they are a little worn. I will check into that "pit kit".
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 01, 06:33 PM
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On some hurst shifters, you can remove the shift rods, loosen the lower shifter attachment bolt and pivot the stick forward for clearance, the lower hole may be slotted. See if you can do that.
You then must re align the shift rods by putting the alignment pin in the shifter and re adjusting the rod lengths and reconnecting.

There should be some movement in the stick where it bolts on, too. Loosen the two stick bolts, and push it forward, re tighten.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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David, thanks for the info. I am going to try all the suggestion this weekend. I will let you know the results. Erik
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