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General Discussion / Re: 69 Z shifter
« Last post by X33RS on August 26, 2016, 11:45:51 PM »
That says a lot and explains why there is a price difference.  Now we know.  I appreciate the feedback.  If you're happy I may go with it.  Please let me know after install how you like it.
General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo
« Last post by vonroll on August 26, 2016, 11:04:04 PM »
So nice.  Thanks for sharing!! 
Thank's guys, that makes sense.
  Sorry about the 3 HP,  just scavenging HP wherever I can.
General Discussion / Re: 69 Z shifter
« Last post by jdv69z on August 26, 2016, 07:02:06 PM »
Received it today, and it's just like the picture, levers already attached to the rods, shifter and ball installed, and no as bushings, as you guessed. I was surprised to see it's already half assembled. I can't believe $100 justifies bushings and rods that are probably 1/16" to 1/8" larger diameter, if they are different? I like what I see so far.
General Discussion / Re: Question About VIN and NCRS Shipping Report
« Last post by cook_dw on August 26, 2016, 06:58:58 PM »
Vin matches the production date.  The trim tag being off by almost a month is a little odd..  Have you checked the hidden vins?  If it checks out then what kind of options does the car have? 

No info from me on the dealer codes..

And yes I realize I am not an expert..
General Discussion / Question About VIN and NCRS Shipping Report
« Last post by Vince on August 26, 2016, 04:59:48 PM »
I am a bit confused and am asking for you experts to chime in.  My car's VIN is 124377N178723 and the date on the Trim Tag is 01D.  Does this VIN correlate with the time frame on the TT?  The NCRS Shipping Report that I received for this VIN shows the GM official production date as 2/21/67.  It seems to me this is way too long a time frame from the TT date to the production date; or is this within normal time frames? 
Finally on the NCRS report the delivery dealer listed is code 0 in zone 28 and the dealer address as simply Cleveland Zone Office.  Can anyone give me any insight into what exactly this means and if an actual dealership name can be determined.  Thank you. 
General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo
« Last post by ko-lek-tor on August 26, 2016, 04:41:57 PM »
Cool, beautiful ride!!
General Discussion / Re: 69 Z shifter
« Last post by X33RS on August 26, 2016, 02:52:45 PM »
I was wondering the same thing Jimmy.  I'm guessing like you said, probably smaller diameter, and curious if the arms and levers use bushings.  Interestingly the picture for the $400 shifter doesn't show that detail.

I assume you are going with the OEM $400 replacement?  Yes I'd be very interested in what you think about it.  Let me know.  It will be a few more weeks before I make the move.
General Discussion / Re: 69 Z shifter
« Last post by jdv69z on August 26, 2016, 02:48:12 PM »
Original shifter is perfect and works great.  I don't mind it at all.  It's my wife that doesn't like the mushy feel it has.  After years of her driving stick cars with Hurst comp plus shifters she is really used to the positive gates, stiffer center spring, and a more positive feel of each gear.
  As decent as the factory shifter is, it still feels empty in each gear, it over shifts without the stop bolts making the throws feel further than they need to be, hard for her to tell where the neutral gate is etc....
  Ultimately it's her car to drive so I'll do what makes her feel happy.  But I'm not going to drill on the housing for stop bolts, change center springs, and drill arms for bronze bushings.   I would much rather bag it, and install an aftermarket with a correct looking stick that hopefully has the tighter feel she wants.   One day when I sell the car I can easily reinstall the original stuff.  I just figured with all the 69's floating around on here that someone has tried one of these shifters and might have some input.   I know the $500 version of the Hurst Comp Plus is a good piece, I was mainly curious of the difference between that and the $400 version they sell.  It's the same body and stick, so I guess those rods are cheap and may not use the bushings.....

I'm buying one to install in place of my original. I'll let you know my opinion after I install it and give it a try. I don't know how you cheapen the rods unless they are smaller diameter, but I guess I'm going to find out.
General Discussion / Re: Your Friday Photo
« Last post by JKZ27 on August 26, 2016, 02:11:10 PM »
Yes, dusk. Last night at the boardwalk I had to run back to the car for some water and I noticed the lighting and thought... Photo op.
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