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TheFly
10-23-2007, 09:22 PM
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Is there a good cheap floor shifter out there?

Something with gates to shift from 1-2-3 as you wish with kinda of positive clicks so you know where your at but not going into N, R or P by accident?

easy hook up would be nice too.

tlivingd
10-24-2007, 04:44 PM
my buddies got BM megashifter in his 350 gs. it's a lot of fun to play with. and maybe what your looking for. you actually have to push forward before it will allow you to can pull into second. it's goofy to get into gear and past neutral, have to pull up on a second lever.

-nate

TheFly
10-25-2007, 01:54 PM
anyone ever use a hurst v-matic 2

Got an offer to get one cheap but if they suck.....

http://www.truckaddons.com/images02/speedperformance/transmission/hurst/hurst_vmatic2.jpg

GRNDNL
10-25-2007, 02:36 PM
On the really cheap, get a shifter out of a 73-81 camaro, if you push the handle to the right, they work like a gated shifter. Just make sure you get the cable, boot and the bracket off the tranny, if you have a TH400 you may have to buy a new bracket, those are kind of hard to find..

TheFly
10-25-2007, 02:55 PM
Ya sure I had a 79 once and it didn't do that.

GRNDNL
10-25-2007, 03:50 PM
If the lever moves to the right and left its a good one, most camaros and some firebirds had them.

TheFly
10-25-2007, 04:44 PM
Ill have to check on that, funny has it the offer to get that hurst cheap is on a 2nd gen site.

TheFly
10-26-2007, 11:54 PM
Well Im gonna take it for $40 shipped, cost new is $200+ but he don't have the console for it.

That sucker is $42 alone, fur just the plastic shell

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=HUU-1298554


might hafta think outside the box here.

TheFly
10-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Looks like I'm not so far out here. Got the direction for both and you can see they both are the same, both have the square mounting flange. The Aro one just uses some risers pads.

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/v2uni.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/v2aro.jpg


So the direction to locate the hole for the uni will still work.

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/v2unimount.jpg

Though to be honest I don't want the shifter that low. Id like it raised up. Dunno if Im getting them riser brackets or not.

Though id figure to locate the hole proper I could just cut a template like they show for the uni, tape that to the shifter then shoot a laser sight dow the center to relocate the cable hole with it mounted higher?

[cause the Aro direction just tell where to put the new hole in relation to the old one.]

I assume it just needs the proper angle to function right?

Sound, sound?

I also need to find or make these two brackets.

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/v2unibracket1.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/v2unibracket2.jpg

TheFly
10-30-2007, 07:07 PM
Now prepare yourself for an ugly mess, though I did get it sort of installed today. I cut long straps of 1 1/2 wide 1/8in thick steel straps for the other side, run the full length on each side. Last thing I want is to yank the bolts through the floor.

Used some long carriage bolts and of course after cutting a section of the seat away. Though I wanted to keep the stock armrest.

I ended up mounting it on an angle with some pieces of pipe for spacers in the back. That way when it goes into 1st the sucker isn't darn near touching the floor. So now when I put it in 1st gear I can still keep my arm comfy on the arm rest.

Other wise id have to flip it up to get it into 1st.

Though I have not done the cable hole or routing yet.

I plan on finishing it off with a 2nd gen console minus its rear arm rest storage section.

Should look nice once done.
Though function comes first.

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV591.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV594.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV592.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV596.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV597.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV600.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV601.jpg

TheFly
10-30-2007, 09:32 PM
Though it was more of a butcher job as I could not get the seat out. Sucker had 6 bolt down spots instead of the usualy 4, got the 4 off but the last two you couldn't get even a 1/4 turn.

So I just jumped on it till it bent back real far and worked on it like that. Had to cut more foam out and vinyl then I wanted so it wouldn't get caught up in the cut off too and smell real bad.

TheFly
11-02-2007, 08:03 PM
Holey crap them fine adjustments sucks bad. Got it all hooked up but I spent a good 3-4 hrs just trying to get all the gears right. Their direction suck. Finally got it just a few ago to go through all 3 gears in ratchet mode fine now [which is the key part I wanted] As in normal mode it does pull back a bit farther so it grabs first always.
But I had trouble adjusting for ratchet mode as R would end up coming on half way out of P or coming back up D would still be going in the N spot.

Was one hell of a job. Still need to go out and play tomorrow. Dark already now but I think its real real close to perfect. I still got to bump the steering column a tad when going into R coming up from N or D but its at least in it right click spot and when shoved into P it works right every time and goes right into R when coming out of P.
I can deal with R being a tad funky. Long as I can get into P and 1st ok IM fine.

Had a 70 Charger in HS that I wasn’t so lucky. I had to choose P or 1st; there was no fine adjustment. I chose 1st and had a brick for P.

TheFly
11-03-2007, 06:32 PM
http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV603.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV608.jpg

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV617.jpg

TheFly
11-09-2007, 02:43 PM
Well here it is almost done. Need to find a trim ring and scrub the thing down. Tried once with some windex but it had no effect on 20 years of junk yard dirt.

http://viragotech.com/hurstv2/hurstV631.jpg

TheFly
11-13-2007, 02:22 AM
OK so far I hate that boot. It really stiffin's up the action and take some of the feel out. I find myself struggling more with where Im at, gear wise.
The thing has gotta go.

Need to find a regular stick shift boot.