Q: Hurst Shifter Problem
And I thought that I was the only one having problems getting a Hurst shifter to fit. I had 3 similar problems putting a Hurst Competition Plus in my 1968 4 speed with console
A: If you use an original Competition Plus shifter you wont have any problems with console. The only functional difference between the aftermarket Competition Plus and PMD model was the linkage rods used rubber bushings and were smaller diameter than the over counter ones. An upgrade kit is available from Hurst to change the linkage to the later style and steel bushings. You will get more vibrations thru the shifter than with stock linkage but its a trade off for tighter shifter feel and control. Every magazine test of that era raved about the Pontiacs choice to use Hurst as standard equipment, which is one reason they sold so many performance models compared to other GM lines. I used to love to pick on the early Chevelle SS396s as they were guaranteed to hang up between 2nd and 3rd with the POS Muncie shifter.
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