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Username Post: shifter---4 speed        (Topic#361430)
Mdm57 
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06-19-20 02:31 PM - Post#2796721    

just curious---you guys with 4 speeds--what shifter are you running tks



 


55MAS 
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06-20-20 06:42 AM - Post#2796762    
    In response to Mdm57

  • Mdm57 Said:
just curious---you guys with 4 speeds--what shifter are you running tks



It depends on transmission model and seat(s) that you have.



 
japete92 
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06-20-20 06:59 AM - Post#2796763    
    In response to Mdm57

Hurst competition plus.

Pete



 
bobb 
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06-20-20 10:57 AM - Post#2796783    
    In response to Mdm57

long

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
Lead sled 
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06-20-20 02:35 PM - Post#2796790    
    In response to Mdm57

Hurst competition plus.

Late yr model (Dec. 51 BelAir/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 67 Camaro SS350/295hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405, Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st place,and 1 top five award trophies so far
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Rick_L 
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06-20-20 05:05 PM - Post#2796803    
    In response to Lead sled

If you have a bench seat, you need to get a Hurst shifter that's specific for 55-57 Chevys with a bench seat. There are installation kits for Muncies, Borg Warners, and Saginaws that can be used with this shifter.

If you have bucket seats, you can use almost any shifter.



 
Bubpletop62 
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06-28-20 12:06 PM - Post#2797378    
    In response to Rick_L

On my ‘55 2dr bench seat, the shifter is Hurst Competition, however, it is for a ‘66-‘67 Nova. The trans is a Muncie 4sp. Now, the shift gate is set in the ‘forward’ position because that is Nova. The handle fit perfect (about two inches in front of the seat). The older style for this application has a ‘horseshoe’ shift handle and the gate is set in the ‘back’ position. The shift handle actually sits UNDER the front of the seat and looks terrible.
Just a thought.
Dennis Bubp

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56sedandelivery 
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06-28-20 02:28 PM - Post#2797395    
    In response to Bubpletop62

This is just a FYI; most Hurst shifter "towers" are virtually the same. Some have a longer or curved reverse lever. Don't buy a bolt on stick style tower assembly, and then buy the Hurst 55-57 style curved shifter stick thinking it'll fit like the welded-on stick of the 55-57 shifters. Although it looks the same, it places the shifter stick higher up, and it will make contact with the lower edge of a bench seat. Learned that the hard way after buying a new shifter stick ($108.00!), non-returnable after the package was opened. On my "spare" 327, and Borg-Warner Super T-10, the shifter was originally a MOPAR pistol grip with a push-in stick. Gave the stick to a MOPAR friend, drilled a couple of holes in the stick mount, and bolted a straight Hurst stick on. The 56 Sedan Delivery has 68 Chevelle SS bucket seats, that I was going to replace with a bench seat. Changed my mind after the bolt-on, curved stick issue.
I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
Rick_L 
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06-28-20 06:19 PM - Post#2797412    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Virtually all Competition Plus Hurst shifters use a bolt on stick.

The one big exception is the one for a 55-57 Chevy. THIS STICK DOES NOT BOLT ON. It goes down into the guts of the shifter, same as the stub with 2 bolt holes on the other shifters.



 
gordy 
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06-28-20 10:17 PM - Post#2797418    
    In response to Bubpletop62

I agree with Dennis. I've used the Nova shifter also. It moves the shifter forward away from the seat and then I get the bolt in reproduction 59-62 shift handle which gives an old school factory look along with room to move the seat forward if need be. It requires using a Muncie with tail shaft that has the speedo connection on the passenger side.

Gordy

'55 Delray
'55 210 2 door
'56 Convertible
'56 Nomad
'56 150 wagon


 
55MAS 
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06-29-20 01:37 PM - Post#2797454    
    In response to gordy

  • gordy Said:
I agree with Dennis. I've used the Nova shifter also. It moves the shifter forward away from the seat and then I get the bolt in reproduction 59-62 shift handle which gives an old school factory look along with room to move the seat forward if need be. It requires using a Muncie with tail shaft that has the speedo connection on the passenger side.

Gordy



Can the seat be moved to the FULL forward position with the shifter being fully functional?




 
gordy 
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06-29-20 01:59 PM - Post#2797456    
    In response to 55MAS

  • 55MAS Said:
  • gordy Said:
I agree with Dennis. I've used the Nova shifter also. It moves the shifter forward away from the seat and then I get the bolt in reproduction 59-62 shift handle which gives an old school factory look along with room to move the seat forward if need be. It requires using a Muncie with tail shaft that has the speedo connection on the passenger side.

Gordy





Can the seat be moved to the FULL forward position with the shifter being fully functional?




Well, I would have to check that. I'm 6'3" so I don't need to move it but, my wife is 5'5" and she can move it up enough to drive it fine.

Gordy


'55 Delray
'55 210 2 door
'56 Convertible
'56 Nomad
'56 150 wagon


 
56sedandelivery 
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06-29-20 11:14 PM - Post#2797501    
    In response to Rick_L

Look up Hurst #5388620 stick;p it's the so-called Tri-Five, bolt-on, bench seat stick, that does't really fit/work with the bolt-on Hurst tower assembly. That's all I was saying. Maybe someone else has experienced this? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
Rick_L 
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06-30-20 12:51 PM - Post#2797552    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

So called is the key word. The Hurst description does not mention 55-57 Chevy.

The stick will be too high to fit under a stock bench seat as you said.



 
Pistol 
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07-04-20 08:30 AM - Post#2797860    
    In response to Mdm57


Hurst competition
hole for floor


Pete
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55MAS 
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07-04-20 02:47 PM - Post#2797901    
    In response to gordy

  • gordy Said:
  • 55MAS Said:
  • gordy Said:
I agree with Dennis. I've used the Nova shifter also. It moves the shifter forward away from the seat and then I get the bolt in reproduction 59-62 shift handle which gives an old school factory look along with room to move the seat forward if need be. It requires using a Muncie with tail shaft that has the speedo connection on the passenger side.

Gordy



Can the seat be moved to the FULL forward position with the shifter being fully functional?




Well, I would have to check that. I'm 6'3" so I don't need to move it but, my wife is 5'5" and she can move it up enough to drive it fine.

Gordy




Hey Gordy, how is that check coming?






 


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