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B&M street rod shifter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Togs, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Togs
    Joined: Oct 16, 2010
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    from Australia

    Any one used the b&m street rod shifter?
    got any reports good or bad?

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  2. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    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
     

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  3. I've used 2. Very nice. Easy install. Good solid shift
     
  4. How does it mount?
     
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  5. -Sled-
    Joined: Jun 30, 2012
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    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?
     
  6. madmak95
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    Looks like the shifting handle is removable. True? If so you might could make a longer swan type handle?
     
  7. lawman
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    Yes ,the knob can unscrew. As I have stated it is a very nice
    shifter.
     
  8. lawman
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    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 !!!!
     
  9. I've got one in my '46 with custom handle. Works good for the money...
     

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  10. Speed~On
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    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!!!
     
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  11. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
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    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.
     
  12. -Sled-
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    Thanks for the responses... no trying to start a mess, but is B&M still made in the U.S.A?
     
  13. powdercoater46
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    What do you know about the Gennie shifters sold out of AU? I hear they are made in Asia.
     
  14. -Sled-
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    Looks like it mounts on top of the transmission like the lokars and gennies
     
  15. noclubjoe
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
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    38 guts2.jpg 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.
     
  16. davidh73750
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    Coooool. I've wondered about these myself
     
  17. -Sled-
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    Arnt they basically the same set-up?
     
  18. rottenleonard
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    Do they rattle like a coffee can full of nickles like my high dollar Lokar?
     
  19. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    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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