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Hurst shifter

 
pooshi pooshi
User | Posts: 170 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 03/11/10
09:40 PM

I have a muncie 4 speed and I am trying to figure out how to remove the Hurst shifter. I'm sure it sounds elementary but I just don't know how to do it. Any help would be great.  

My71 My71
Guru | Posts: 1252 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 03/12/10
05:11 AM

The shifter bolts to the tranny (usually 4 bolts) and you have to access the bolts from both top and bottom (you'll have to remove the shift boot from the top side). It's a one piece unit (except the shift rods going to the tranny linkages). Once you unbolt the shifter and pull the clips on the shift rods, the entire shift should drop loose. i think you can remove it from the top side as (on mine at least) the cross member for the tranny mount is in the way to drop it down. It's tedious work and the bolts are fairly difficult to get to.
Someone else may have other ideas.  
Jim,

pooshi pooshi
User | Posts: 170 | Joined: 01/10
Posted: 06/16/10
05:16 PM

I got a couple of pics. Is their any way to take just the lever out or do I have to do as My71 recommends?

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tuffnuff tuffnuff
Moderator | Posts: 2567 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 06/16/10
08:26 PM

Icon Quotepooshi:
I got a couple of pics. Is their any way to take just the lever out or do I have to do as My71 recommends?

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The easiest is to remove two bolts (pic 1 and pic 2),,, one 7/16" pivot bolt (5/8" wrench) and a 3/8" clamping bolt (9/16" wrench) and then remove the 3 clips that hold your shifter rods on the shifter arms (pic 3).

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Pic 1

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Pic 2

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Pic 3

Or you can take the shifter apart, clean and oil it, then reassemble as per pics.


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Almost got it back together again, except for one bolt,,, and that bolt looks deceiving cuz it makes you think that by removing it,,, the handle comes off,,, but it doesn't work that way, unfortunately.

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The small 1/4" bolt is the aligning bolt so the 3 gates are in sync with each other,,, this step is important so that the shifter won't hang up,,,

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All done,,,

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Hope this helps you decide,,, which route you want to go.
IF,,, you go route 2, then use light air tool oil or 3 in 1 or any similar light sewing machine oil for a super slick shifter.
If you run into a snag,,, call.
Grin  
When The Flag Drops.,.

tuffnuff

The Bull ***t Stops.,.
tuffnuff

P. Engineer, Engine Builder

thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 03/30/14
11:47 AM

Hey, Tuff, I have to older style shifter without the 1/4" alignment bolt, what gives?  Great post by the way, cleaning it up today.  

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1265 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 03/31/14
04:56 AM

Here's how you do it . Shift Zps9661f226  

thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 03/31/14
10:24 AM

Hmmm, I don't see how this helps with sync-ing up the gates.  My shifter body doesn't have the two bolts fore and aft of the lever for gate alignment and, what, gate travel limit?  Good to know how to get the lever out, tho.  Got it all apart and cleaned up, going back together tonight with a couple new roll pins.  For as dirty as it was, the pieces cleaned up nice.