correct 4 spd shifter

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    Dave NEO Well-Known Member

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    Will be getting shifter rebuilt or replaced - what would be correct for 1968 4spd 383HP Barracuda? What is in there now likely came with 1971 donor car that provided 18 spline hemi 4 spd. buty I do not know what it was. Will Brewer have it? Getting new clutch kit and flywheel cleaned up balanced. Any recommendations? - don't really need HD clutch..No lockout now, maybe a dumb question but if we went with a shifter with reverse lock-out would it mean opening trans case? thnx
     
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    The correct shifter depends on when the car was built, but I don't know the cutoff date. Early cars had the Inland reverse lockout shifter and later cars had the Hurst. Console cars had different handles than non-console, so there were four different handles. Here is the '68 Hurst console handle, except it was originally chrome. I had it powder coated as the chrome was in bad shape and the powder was free.

    Factory shifter 04.jpg
     
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    thnks for pic ans reply - is that ball reverse thread by any chance? that looks like my shifter but mine is chrome and has no hurst logo - does yours? also not sure what you mean by 'console' shifter.
     
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    let me explain more where I am coming from on this: I have a 1971 A833 from (I'm told) an E body car. It got swapped to my '68 barracuda alogn with wtih a '68 383HP motor.. I want to know what type shifter would have come from the factory on that e-body tranny. Seems to work ok wioth setup but it is out of car now and want to rebuild it or replace it but I saw no id numbers so wondering what the heck it might be if it was original to doner car. thnks for patience with my ques.
     
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    E-Bodies came with pistol grip shifters. The short handle style...
     
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    hurst built?
     
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    I believe so....Yes
     
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    thnks- I got to get numbers off off shift levers I think to get right match up to a new /re-conditioned unit..
     
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    The E-Body pistol grip looks like this...

    Pistol Grip Shifter Slip In 001 (Small).jpg
     
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      The threads on all shift handles that I have ever seen are right hand. This is my son's shifter with the console installed. P1012203.JPG
       
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      Also, there is no way an a-body shifter will fit your e-body transmission without an adapter made for it.
       
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        This^^^^^, so maybe this...…..
        B/E body four-speed in an A-body
        And after that, you may also need a different than Abody adapter plate to adjust the cant of the pistol grip shifter and possibly custom length shift rods.
         
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        well sounds like whatever is in there now is likely the shifter that came with the e body trans, - As it works ok in the A-body I suppose I will just try to get it rebuilt or find new one like it. As I mentioned earlier the shift stick on it is not pistol grip and I don't really want one in a '68 anyway..
         
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        Do you know if a '68 factory Inland shifter (has hurst mechanism) will work with my 1971 18 spline 4 speed transmission? There is a hurst comp/plus on there now.
         
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        1968 a body shifter were inland and hurst shifters. They started out with Inland and then on January 2 1968 they went to hurst shifters. The hurst console shifter was also the same for 69. The 68 hurst none console shifter is only a half year only handle. But will work in other years. The 69 to 71 are the same then they went to a bolt in style.
         
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        cool guys - thnx much. Got hold of a /68 Inland - we'll see how condition is. Might be nice for originality/discussion sake. Hope this all goes back together good! New clutch,TO, pilot bushing, resurfaced/balanced flywheel....
         
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