Hurst competition plus

Discussion in 'U-shift em' started by 70staged, Jun 19, 2024.

  1. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Have a hurst competition plus shifter in a 67 with muncie. Person before add the hurst along with the hurst linkage. I'm not a fan of the super short throws and neither is the owner. Would like to replace it but not sure what the best option out there is.
     
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  2. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    Have a competition shifter in my 65 and really never felt it was a short throw shifter.

    Factory 67 I believe was a Muncie shifter which to my understanding are rather sloppy. If you're shifter has a replaceable handle maybe try a longer or shorter one, may help, best bet grab the shifter mid handle and see if that's better or worse on the feel.

    Also a new shifter will take a bit to loosen up, also make sure all the linkage and pivots are lubed.

    Regards,
    Jim
     
  3. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Linkage and everything is adjusted properly. I know you can possible adjust the stops, but the neutral left and right seems tight. The shifter had been cut, the reangled forward for whatever reason. I could be used to my 70 gs350 4 speed car also and that has the factory shifter. I'll dig into more over the next couple days.
     
  4. CJay

    CJay Supercar owner Staff Member

    If it's tight left and right in neutral, it's in the shifter itself. Likely just gritty, dirty and dry as a bone.
     
  5. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Totally bananas

    This is my short throw back in the 70s. (Hurst made the Mr. Gasket shifter)
    And, yes, it was serious tight left right and front to back.
    Heavy spring load to right gate, diagonal 2nd to third, and a you had to really mean Reverse...

    (never missed a shift, and did the "Grumpy" at 7000)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Well I think I might have found part of my issue. They welded on the handle just a little bit hahaha . Now if I knew how to post photos from this tablet
     
  7. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Totally bananas

    Check your messages.
     
  8. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Totally bananas

  9. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Best replacement for this handle? Or better off buying whole new shifter. Or I’ll just buy the rebuild kit and a new shifter
     

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