Q: Hurst Shifter for 1969
How do I identify a Hurst shifter on my 1969?
A: Here are some clues. The original 1969 was a Hurst Competition Plus, and said so on the body of the shifter. The chrome handle is rounded except for a flat spot on either side where the name Hurst is stamped, and the handle slips into the top of the shifter arm. It’s held in place by a couple spring clips, removed by slipping two feeler blades down the sides to release the springs and pulling the handle upwards. Under the car, the shifter has molded rubber where each of the rods connects to the levers. Aftermarket Hurst shifter do not have the molded rubber, just a thin separate bushing of nylon or steel, and the handles (usually flat) bolt onto the shifter assembly.
The only numbers here on the 2 shifters in my hand are date codes and a patent number.
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