Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features Rare Shifter collecting

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Lytles Garage, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. I always thought I wanted a HydroGate on the Hydro I run in my '36 Willys coupe but close inspections shows I have zero room for one. the aluminum shaft was one of their bragging points in their ads! Saved 0.000001# in weight on a quarter-mile bandit.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  2. Check the Hydro group again. We can account for more than 6! 10, possibly 11 currently accounted for.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  3. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 133

    mutant55
    Member

    Speedy has done a good job putting together a list of all of the owners and serial numbers of the Hydro Gate Shifters we know of, we have pictures of all of them too! Lots of mystery about these shifters, and they are neat units!
     
    loudbang likes this.
  4. Thanks! I need to update the list as I have the name of the owner of one more since I last posted.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  5. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 133

    mutant55
    Member

    More Speedy? What are we up to now??
     
  6. Still 11, but one of the 'unknowns' I now have a name and serial number for.
     
  7. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 569

    cavman
    Member

    Here is one I have had for several years. Not very complex, and for a 3 speed Auto. No markings of any kind.
    20160711_115801.jpg 20160711_115729.jpg 20160711_115705.jpg 20160711_115729.jpg 20160711_115705.jpg
     
    loudbang likes this.
  8. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 133

    mutant55
    Member

    Cavman, looks a lot like an Ansen posi shift to me, I have one for a hydro that utilizes the same detent holes, and has the same handle and knob, very similar construction. I will take a picture of it and post it here. Mine came to me nos in the box so I know mine is an Ansen for sure.
     
    Speedy Canuck, loudbang and cavman like this.
  9. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 569

    cavman
    Member

    Thanks. What is in my picture is all I have. What, if anything am I missing?
    I got this and one of the Ansen select shifters for a 3 speed, from a neighbor.
     
  10. I'll agree with Greg on this one. Here's my NOS Ansen Posi Shift for a Hydro transmission. You can see how similar the bracketry and 'base' of the shifter arm is.
    I've been planning to drill a few holes in mine, as yours has the detents for different gears. Mine currently does not.

    [​IMG]
     
    loudbang and cavman like this.
  11. You're missing the shift rod that connects the transmission to the shifter body. It will either be straight, or bent to contour to the transmission, and one end will attach to the hole on the bottom of the shifter arm. See pictures of mine above for reference.
     
    loudbang and cavman like this.
  12. Skankin' Rat Fink
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,571

    Skankin' Rat Fink
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Would this thread be an appropriate place to ask for an estimated value on an Ansen shifter I plan to sell?

    19 complete setup.jpg
     
    loudbang likes this.
  13. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,617

    56sedandelivery
    Member

    ^^^^^You're probably going to be deluged with e-mails on that^^^^^. LOT of guys looking for one of those old Selector transmission shifters. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  14. Skankin' Rat Fink
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,571

    Skankin' Rat Fink
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Sounds good to me, I will be looking to sell in a few weeks. I wouldn't mind taking offers. It's a working complete setup, linkage rods and bracket are homemade -- I have the original bracket to include, but it's modified to the point of being hopelessly mangled.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  15. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 7,909

    DDDenny
    Member
    from oregon

    I'm not a collector but I have this one.

    20160708_102456.jpg 20160708_103538.jpg
     
  16. Prices can be a bit all over. Supply and demand. I bought a NOS Drag Fast still in the original box shifter for a selector shift for $120. I bought another NOS Drag Fast (not in the original box) for $80. I've got two FoxCraft shifters for selector shift transmissions, one was free, the other came with a transmission. I sold one for $100. I bought a NOS Ansen shifter for a Hydro for $200 because I needed it...
    Ansen's are generally worth a little more. I think if you get $150 for yours, you've done very well considering the original brackets are buggered.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  17. Skankin' Rat Fink
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,571

    Skankin' Rat Fink
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    OK that's good to know. I know a Foxcraft went on eBay for $600, so I was hoping for about half that. Ultimately it's worth what someone offers me.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. :eek::eek::eek:
    $600?!? I might just have to sell my other one if that's the going price. Maybe I'm out of touch with current prices. All those numbers I gave you above were from purchases/sales about 4 years ago.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  19. Skankin' Rat Fink
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,571

    Skankin' Rat Fink
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Like you said, "going price" can be a moving target --- with anything in this hobby, more so with the rare stuff.
     
    loudbang and Speedy Canuck like this.
  20. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 4,547

    Gman0046
    Member

    Rat Fink, that Ansen you have is in amazing condition. Looks better then a brand new one I installed on a 55 Buick. Its got to be one of a kind. I wouldn't sell it for less then $600. If someone doesn't like your price, tell them to try and find one elsewhere.

    Gary
     
    loudbang and Skankin' Rat Fink like this.
  21. JOECOOL
    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,562

    JOECOOL
    Member

    I've been looking for a Vertical Gate shifter for awhile. Everybody who has them likes them too bad they don't still make them.
     
    loudbang likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.