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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-08-2002 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...which one do you guys like? I'm looking at the Hurst Competition/Plus for my '65, just thought I'd get input from you guys. Also, what do you think about the install kit?

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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 05-08-2002 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are planning on pounding the gears, the Hurst Comp+ is the only way to go with a top loader. Stock shifters are ok if you are in the concours club.

Mike

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Stang28965
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Posts: 360
From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-09-2002 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the hurst comp + shifter, I got it off here from a member, Great price, and I am very happy with the way it shifts now, no going back to the old shifter or linkage! ick!

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-Jeff
1965 Mustang with a 289 bored .030" over. The 289 has a Holley 600cfm 4bbl, 302 heads, tri-y headers, Elgin cam .448int. 204deg, .472 exh 214deg. Eagle connecting rods, As for the drivetrain, I have a 4speed with 3.55 gears in the back. http://members.cardomain.com/stang65

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 05-09-2002 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff,

Glad that worked out for you!


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Stang28965
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Posts: 360
From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-09-2002 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah Steve, it worked great, Much MUCH better then my stock slopper My last final for college is tomorrow, then I get to go home and get the Stang out of the barn and start enjoying it Plus I got an awesome job for the summer so I can really start modding the car, I can't wait.
-Jeff

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H8CHEVY
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Posts: 256
From: Southern Cali
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 05-09-2002 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for H8CHEVY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard with that shifter you have to do a little bit of cutting on the floor to get it to fit. is this true? if so how much cutting are we talking? thanks

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Stang28965
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Posts: 360
From: Webster New York USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-09-2002 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang28965     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might have heard that from me, I trimmed a little bit off, I'd say maybe a 1/4 inch in and a half inch long.

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wkc51
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posted 05-09-2002 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wkc51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You shouldn't have to cut the floor pan to install/use a Competition Plus. If you are using the correct shifter and mounting kit, the only problem you will have is if you try to use the original shift boot. It is not configured to handle the throw of the CP, and will tear. You will need to use an after market boot.

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bifs66
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From: Maryland
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-09-2002 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I installed the Hurst in the 66 Fastback and no cutting was necessary. However, the original boot and chrome trim will not work. I bought one of those low cost rectangular boots from a local auto parts store and it worked OK. I didn't like the supplied backup light switch mounting bracket and custom made my own version.

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Bernie Frank
66 Fastback restomod project
85 GT (preserved)
82 GT (original)

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 05-10-2002 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hurst, none better! As a matter of fact, none other!

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