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Technical Looking for a Hurst Shifter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kyle Seal, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Kyle Seal
    Joined: Jan 25, 2016
    Posts: 9

    Kyle Seal
    Member
    from Virginia

    I'm currently building up my 70 C10 pickup. My transmission ate a synchro and so I decided to rebuild the little Saginaw 3 speed. I also decided the universal fit shifter will not cut it for me, as it's embarrassing trying to find 3rd gear and having to drop it to 1st because it took so long (also would have to double clutch to get it to not grind).

    So my question is: what should I go with? I've got a stock bench seat, and want that BA looking Hurst. I've already concluded that Indys are crap, and was looking into the Mastershifts. Are those any good? Any suggestions? I'm looking to spend under $300 if I can (college student).. If it's a little more but worth it I'll consider. Sorry for so many questions!

    I've attached a photo of my truck for the C10 guys on here. She's not much but she's mine.
     

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  2. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,599

    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    I have had luck with Indy shifter. I just had to weld the shifter body to the bracket that mounts it to the trans.
     
  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,601

    DDDenny
    Member
    from oregon

    I'll say this again(referring to other threads), you will find no better shifter for a 3 speed trans than the old Hurst Syncro-Loc shifter. Even an old used one will be better than anything that can be bought new today, period.
     
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  4. Kyle Seal
    Joined: Jan 25, 2016
    Posts: 9

    Kyle Seal
    Member
    from Virginia

    So if I go looking through eBay, what do I type in or search for? I'm on a Saginaw 3 speed for example.
     

  5. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,601

    DDDenny
    Member
    from oregon

    Long before you visit The Bay, you need to educate yourself on both the shifter that I mentioned and the (exact) model of trans you are fitting it to.
    Just Google the particulars, then click either the text pages or image pages.
    Depending on my mood at the time, I may just go to images first, just for visual curiosity.
    If I am lacking specific information such as applications,(year, body style, trans, etc), I will use the text pages, either way, you should consider the sources you gleen information from. I tend to not trust everything that comes from individuals because there is a lot of speculation on the internet, not all factual. Don't be afraid to visit any transmission shops in your area and ask questions.
    Regarding what someone prints in their auction ads; believe only half what you read and ask twice as many questions.
    Or take the easy path and just order a new Mastershift at Pep Boys.

     
  6. I also suggest that you find a C/10 website...The HAMB only covers up to 1965,as stated in the Rules for the HAMB found at the top of the Intro page
     
  7. Kyle Seal
    Joined: Jan 25, 2016
    Posts: 9

    Kyle Seal
    Member
    from Virginia

    I thought this was fine considering the topic is 3 speed shifters
     
  8. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,499

    traffic61
    Member
    from Owasso, OK

    I would load these guys in your favorites for reference. There is a lot of great info available here, but sometimes we don't venture much past 65th street. It looks like you have a good start there.

    www.67-72chevytrucks.com

    www.c10forum.com
     
  9. I read on the 67-72 Chevy Truck site one guy suggesting a Mr. Gasket 7667A.. It's an 18" Shifter.
     

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