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Big D
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From: WELLS, NEVADA USA
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posted 05-08-2001 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have any recommendations on Hurst, B&M, or Tri-ax T-5 toploader shifters.

I think I need to get one for my conversion...

Don

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-08-2001 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don,
I didn't go with an aftermarket shifter on either of the T-5 in Beckys or my coupe. What I did do for mine was to take an old vintage Hurst shift handle drilled two mounting holes and bolted it to the original shifter stud. On Beckys I took a 65 four speed handle and welded a base to it and bolted it to the shifter stud, I spring loaded the reverse bar so it still will move up and down but its no longer functional. Both cars look like original four speeds, except for the five speed marked shifter balls.

If you do get an aftermarket shifter, make sure the shifter stops will clear the hole in the trans tunnel.

MIke

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Rory McNeil
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posted 05-08-2001 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I`ve been using a Hurst Competition/Plus on the T5 in my Fairmont streeter for 6 years now. I`m very happy with this shifter. The spring tension for the stick is ajustable, Power shifting is a breeze.

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Big D
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posted 05-08-2001 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Guys,

You gotta love those "power shifts"...

Don

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GTRocks
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posted 05-08-2001 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stangnet has a product review section that I found to be valuable for shifters. I was torn between the Pro 5.0/Steeda Tri-Ax/B&M, and after reading all of the posts on the three, I think it came down to personal preference. I finally chose the Steeda Tri-Ax. I am putting a T-5 in my AOD '93, and haven't got it in, so I can't comment first hand.....yet.

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Big D
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posted 05-08-2001 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will check it out, Thanks...

Don

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pthornton
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posted 05-08-2001 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I chose the tri-ax for the handle. I love the adjustable height also. Some people buy the pro-50 and then put the steeda handle on it. The handle is available separately.

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richard bohm
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posted 05-09-2001 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i cant add anything except the shifters that are mentioned make a big difference in the feel of the shift.

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ToddStyles
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From: Memphis, TN USA
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posted 05-09-2001 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ToddStyles   Click Here to Email ToddStyles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i put a hurst shifter base on my t-5, but the shifter handle is a hurst #7436. Looks very similar to the hurst shifter in the '70 Boss. Gives it more of a retro look. Bolts right on... perfect fit. Todd.

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Big D
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posted 05-10-2001 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got through reading the reviews on Shifter on Stangnet... Sounds as if they are all good... Some just a little better than the others...

Don

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GTRocks
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posted 05-10-2001 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big D:
Just got through reading the reviews on Shifter on Stangnet... Sounds as if they are all good... Some just a little better than the others...

Don


That's the same conclusion I came to. The only thing I noticed was that Pro 5.0 folks complaints were often about the stick being so far forward that they knocked their hand on the dash on the 2-3 shift. I have pretty large hands, so I shyed away from that one. You could always get the Steeda stick and put it on the Pro 5.0, but I didn't see the point (read more money!).

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