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Hurst manual shifters new vs original

 
thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 02/20/14
03:50 PM

Is a used 50-year old Hurst 4-speed shifter in good condition, not rebuilt, for $275 a better deal than a brand new Hurst competition plus shifter for $305?  I get that the new one is probably made in Taiwan.  Linkage not included in either case.

Thanks.  

wayne712222 wayne712222
Moderator | Posts: 235 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 02/20/14
09:02 PM

thats a HARD one..

as B&M bought Hurst shifters as i recall..

its up to you...

there are rebuild kits online for many of them.. come with new separator shims..  

ROWSLEY ROWSLEY
Guru | Posts: 1016 | Joined: 07/11
Posted: 02/20/14
11:48 PM

can you put your hands on the used one?

you can always send the new one back if you don't like it!  
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thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 02/21/14
05:03 AM

Thanks, guys, I couldn't find anything online that said the new ones were real bad quality.  And, yea, I can send the new one back, but the originals are hard to find and I got an opportunity on this one.  On Ebay, they're all over the map for pricing and condition.  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5144 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 02/22/14
05:40 PM

I bought a new Competition Plus 4 speed in oh, about 1997. I was very pleased and put many thousands of miles on it. Price was about the same then, I guess they haven't needed to make very many lately!  
idrivejunk

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1256 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 02/22/14
09:34 PM

I have a aftermarket hurst competition plus in my car and never had any problems with it .I don't know what year it is it came with the car . My original 4 speed Judge   that I had use to get stuck in 3th gear and I would crawl under the car with a screw driver and pry it loose not very fun when your on a date !  

4zpeed 4zpeed
Enthusiast | Posts: 368 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 02/22/14
11:51 PM

I also have a Hurst competition plus but prefer originals just due to originality and appearance of the shifter lever, although as far as functionality is concerned I'm gonna have to agree with Jack. The looks I would get from chicks was down right embarrassing when I'd hand them the screw driver with a few words of instruction.

Grin  
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thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 02/23/14
06:03 AM

Thanks, men, I think I'll go new and keep my eyes peeled for an original lever.  

thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 02/23/14
06:05 AM

Thanks, men, I think I'll go new and keep my eyes peeled for an original lever.  It's not a strict restoration and I ain't goin' racing with it....  

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1256 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 02/23/14
06:24 AM

Icon Quotethinman56:
Thanks, men, I think I'll go new and keep my eyes peeled for an original lever.

A original shift lever wont fit on a aftermarket hurst competition plus shifter .Aftermarket bolts on and original pushes in and locks . It would be nice if they made one that looks original . It wouldn't be hard for them to make one .  

thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 02/23/14
10:30 AM

Well, there's that.  I do like the look of the original upright stick much better.  Thanks again...  

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1256 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 02/23/14
12:37 PM

Hurst does make round bar replacement handles for bolt on shifters but I'm not sure what one works the best on a GTO .I think I might buy one for my car . Check out hurstshifteronline.com    There about 57 dollars . The 69 Camaro handle looks closes to the GTO handle part number 5387438 The photo is part number 5389017 Shifthanel Zpsec4c0f55 Original round bar shifter handle .This would be for the 69 the 64 had no hurst logoe on it . Shifthandel2 Zps0f754107  

thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 05/01/14
04:39 AM

Just to follow up, I ended up getting the original for $200, took it apart, found some things that looked bad, fussed with it and then talked to Atlantic Speed in SC.  They replaced some shims and pins and bench-tested it for $95.  For me it was worth it to have a pro go through it, they were great to work with.