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I have a 4-speed toploader with a Hurst Super Shifter that will be installed into my 69 Mach 1. It is missing the shift lever.

Hurst lists p/n 5387238 which is straight with no offset.

I would like to install a lever that is angled back, more like a traditional OEM style lever. Does anyone have any experience with utilizing a lever that is angled back with the Super Shifter in a Mach? Perhaps a different brand, etc.

 

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I installed a Hurst super shifter years ago in a friends car. The super shifter uses straight rods going from the shifter to the transmission levers. Thus the shifter does not come up through the stock hole. Floor had to be cut. If you want to use the stock hole you need the completion plus shifter.

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Thanks for the valuable information. It will certainly save me a headache or two.

Do you remember which shift lever was used, angled or straight? Or does it matter? I'm planning on replacing the auto center console insert with the manual insert and be done with it.

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The comp plus shifter is the correct shifter to use without cutting up the tunnel. Rods and plate needed are sold separately as a kit, so if you can pick up a used shifter and then buy the rod kit, it can save you some money. 

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If I may put my two cents in,  Mount the toploader and shifter in the car first, you will have a good idea where the shifter location in relation to you sitting position. If the shift lever need to be straight, or bend back.  Last solution, if you cannot find a shift lever bend backward is to custom make one from a straight lever.  Cut half way through just above the two mounting hole, jam the lever in a solid place and bend back the lever till desire angle achieved, try it on the shifter before weld the gap.  A shifter boot should cover the welded spot.  

Summit have one bent backward, don't know the hole pattern will fit Super Shifter.

Hurst Shifters 5388550 Hurst Competition Plus Flat Shifter Sticks | Summit Racing

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Since I couldn't find a stick to fit my application, I had to cut and splice a new stick to an old 2" offset base to fit in the center of the tunnel hole. Good point to remind him to put the weld below the boot top.

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Fyi, this is the stick I used for the top portion as it best matched the stick in my brother's 69 M1 SCJ. 

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I used the offset piece from a Hurst 3 speed shifter. 

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Pic from my brother's car. 

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