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68 Roadrunner 4 speed Hurst shifter handle seems too short...

The Beep

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10:35 PM
Feb 15, 2013
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Williamsburg, Ontario
I have had this car since 98. I'm an average size guy about 5'11" tall with what I figure is an average reach. Thing is I've always thought this handle was too short. I have to reach down for 2 -4 and lean forward to hit 1 and 3. From the pictures can anyone with one tell me if it looks right?

Thanks, Mike

Looks to be an A-Body shift handle. For sure its not correct.
OE Hurst shifter is against my knee in my '69 Bee. Now you wanna reach, try a Inland console in a 66.
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Interesting. Yours has 2 bends where mine has only 1. How long is yours? the one in my Roadrunner is about 13".

I'm glad you're finally sorting this after 25 years... sounds like some of the jobs on my list.
That a-body shifter is worth some coin, although I think it's a bit tall for an a-body, not as tall as the later ones though.
Well it wouldn't be anything wrong with recovering some of the cost of a new one from selling the old one.
Just replace the handle, shifter works right?
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