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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Togs, Feb 15, 2012.
Any one used the b&m street rod shifter?
got any reports good or bad?
We have one in my grandson's 38 Chevy truck.It's a very nice piece
and well worth the money.No problem's in 3 years
I've used 2. Very nice. Easy install. Good solid shift
How does it mount?
Bumping this guys thread i found while searching.... anyone else use one? I want a well made shifter for my th350 that i can use my "saxman" knob on and not have to mess with a button... opinions?
Looks like the shifting handle is removable. True? If so you might could make a longer swan type handle?
Yes ,the knob can unscrew. As I have stated it is a very nice
BTW the handle does come off. I made a new handle but much taller
for my grandsons 350 and used the B&M handle on my shop press !!!!
I've got one in my '46 with custom handle. Works good for the money...
I have one and so far I am very happy with it. I would recommend it.
As stated above:
The top ball unscrews.
The shaft (handle) portion unbolts at the bottom where you see the 2 black holes that are perpendicular to one another. You can adjust the angle of the handle
(Forward, centered, back)
I am having a different handle machined. The stock one is fine but I want one with speed holes so a friend of mine is hooking me up with one.
But yes, I would buy one again! WAAYYYY better than that Lokar shit!!!
Had one in a 59 Apache 454/TH400 - worked perfectly and looked great. Being able to use another knob is a major plus....we all like different stuff.
Thanks for the responses... no trying to start a mess, but is B&M still made in the U.S.A?
What do you know about the Gennie shifters sold out of AU? I hear they are made in Asia.
Looks like it mounts on top of the transmission like the lokars and gennies
great shifter, i run one in the 38 chev coupe, the knob comes off and can be changed very easy. hard to see in the pic but just a white ball makes it look very classy.
Coooool. I've wondered about these myself
Arnt they basically the same set-up?
Do they rattle like a coffee can full of nickles like my high dollar Lokar?
I used an 'economy' B&M shifter on my bud's F100 (Ford C6 trans) and it was a spring side-loaded type with detents for every range. Cable linked, easy adjustment, and very positive. No rattles.
Would have been complicated to fabricate...cost was $130? (or so...)
He got it from a large speed shop in Lodi, CA.
But I've never seen it advertised.
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