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Installation kit for 4-speed Muncie (1/5)
 7/17/18 7:24pm
BillHanna
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I'm considering replacing the stock shifter on my '75 with a Hurst shifter (the one in there now is sloppy and hard to find 2nd gear).

Most of the shifters I've looked at have the installation kit listed separately (looks like all the rods, etc.)  Is it necessary to get this kit, or will the stock hardware on the car now work with the new shifter?


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Re: Installation kit for 4-speed Muncie (2/5)
 9/5/18 12:32pm
F4Gary
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Bill, check out my shifter problem thread.  Once I welded a nut on to the back of the bracket and tighten everything up it shifts real nice and no rattle or vibration.  Used to be real sloppy.

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Re: Installation kit for 4-speed Muncie (3/5)
 7/18/18 1:19am
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Bill, not sure on the installation kit for the Hurst but Iíll second Garyís input. I think youíd be very happy with your original shifter if it was tight and right. Mine has 70k miles and it still shifts smooth and tight. All of the parts to rebuild are still available if you need them. The toughest part of working on a C3 shifter is the confined space and thatís not going to get any better with an aftermarket shifter. My two cents worth, never owned a car with a Hurst shifter. Good luck either way you go.

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Re: Installation kit for 4-speed Muncie (4/5)
 7/18/18 8:47am
BillHanna
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Vman73 said: Bill, not sure on the installation kit for the Hurst but Iíll second Garyís input. I think youíd be very happy with your original shifter if it was tight and right. Mine has 70k miles and it still shifts smooth and tight. All of the parts to rebuild are still available if you need them. The toughest part of working on a C3 shifter is the confined space and thatís not going to get any better with an aftermarket shifter. My two cents worth, never owned a car with a Hurst shifter. Good luck either way you go.

Thanks, John.  I plan on pulling the transmission this winter anyway (it jumps out of 2nd gear sometimes, so time for a rebuild), so I'll be able to get a good look & feel for the shifter.  If I can get it tight and shifting nicely, I'll keep it (don't need to spend $$ if I don't have to!).

When I was 17 I had a '62 Chev. II and replaced its shifter with a Hurst which made a phenomenal difference.



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Re: Installation kit for 4-speed Muncie (5/5)
 9/4/18 1:27pm
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BillHanna said: I'm considering replacing the stock shifter on my '75 with a Hurst shifter (the one in there now is sloppy and hard to find 2nd gear).

Most of the shifters I've looked at have the installation kit listed separately (looks like all the rods, etc.)  Is it necessary to get this kit, or will the stock hardware on the car now work with the new shifter?
Bill,
To answer your original question regarding the necessity to buy the install kit. The answer is yes, you may also want to check your tail housing to make sure the bolt bosses are there and threaded to accept the shifter gate, I am sure they are there but I had seen several posts when I installed mine advising to make sure they are there. The original rods will not transfer or fit the Hurst gate.

My original shifter was in very good condition as was the trans, but as always some of use can't leave well enough alone. I do love the swap and I am very happy I went in that direction. Install is straight forward and you can do it with the trans installed.

Regards,
Pat




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