I can tell you that a B&M QuickSilver shifter will NOT work. It is to tall to fit under the console. I've looked for some time now for one that will fit under the console without butchering it, and I haven't been able to find one. Are you sure the Hurst Ratchet will fit? Are you talking about the Indy-Matic 1 Shifter? Have you measured one? I haven't found one at my local speed shop and none of the parts books I have have the height specs. If it does work, post another entry here so I can pick one up. Presently, I'm getting by with my stock powerglide factory shifter, using home built shifter rod and transmission lever to make it function with my turbo 350. I didn't want to convert my original 2-speed over to a 3-speed in case I wanted to re-install my powerglide at a future date. So I, too, am looking for a good shifter.