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Username Post: 70 Chevelle shifters?        (Topic#357512)
sz0k30 
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08-04-19 07:42 AM - Post#2772377    

70 Chevelles came with Muncie transmissions. Did the LS5 and LS6 cars come with Muncie or Hurst shift linkage?



 


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08-25-19 06:01 PM - Post#2774042    
    In response to sz0k30

  • sz0k30 Said:
70 Chevelles came with Muncie transmissions. Did the LS5 and LS6 cars come with Muncie or Hurst shift linkage?



Neither. The shifters were made by Inland. The handles were stamped "MUNCIE" on a car equipped with a Muncie trans, and were unstamped on the cars equipped with a Saginaw trans. No factory Hurst shifters in a Chevy product except for the 69 Camaros.

Donny




 
sz0k30 
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09-01-19 06:46 AM - Post#2774615    
    In response to Donny

Hey Donny,

I knew you were a "B" body expert, but looks like your overall Chevy knowledge is quite impressive! Thanks.

Roman



 
DZAUTO 
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12-13-20 04:14 PM - Post#2809911    
    In response to sz0k30

I never get on this section because for Chevelles, I always go to Team Chevelle.
For some reason, I just happen to look here.
NONE of the Chevelles came with a Hurst shifter. The factory 68-72 4sp shifters were basically junk and began having problems after 2-3yrs of use.
As mentioned, if a 68-72 Chevelle came with a Muncie, it got a handle with M U N C I E stamped in it. Quite honestly, it was a very good looking shifter handle. The best replacement for a Muncie shifter is a Hurst with a REPLICA Muncie handle (available from aftermarket vendors). In the very early days (before replica handles were available) it was somewhat common to use a Hurst shifter for a Chevelle, then take a factory Muncie shifter, cut off the dogleg on the bottom of the handle, drill 2 holes in the handle and bolt it to the Hurst shifter. Positive shifting of a Hurst, and a factory shifter appearance. Actually, that is what is on my 70 Chevelle now.
There were 2 styles of shifter handles, one was curved for a bench seat, the other style had 2 bends and was more straight.




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