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« on: October 17, 2013, 12:47:34 PM »

I am trying to determine if the Hurst shifter in my '69 Z/28 is the original one that came from the factory or not.  The handle is riveted to the shifter rather than bolted.  On the shifter it says:  Hurst Competition/Plus, has a number, 128D11C stamped on it, and the following US patent number, 3216274, also stamped on it.  I am thinking that this is not an original shifter that was installed at the factory but would like to know for sure.  Thank you. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 03:26:24 PM »

That doesnt sound like an original..  Post a pic to be 100% but the shifter handle actually slips into the shifter mech and locks in.  It would only say Hurst on the sides.

Is your handle rounded or square?
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 04:25:42 PM »

Rounded or squared, I'm not so sure that is the game changer, I have a 1969 vintage Comp + in the box (new and complete) and the handle is the rounded type, but uses two bolts to fasten to the shifter. No GM part number.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 04:42:52 PM »

Rounded or squared, I'm not so sure that is the game changer, I have a 1969 vintage Comp + in the box (new and complete) and the handle is the rounded type, but uses two bolts to fasten to the shifter. No GM part number.
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I wasn't meaning for that to sound like a " game changer".  I also stated that originals slipped in  & locked .  I'm merely asking general questions about the shifter in question..   Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 06:11:48 PM »

The original hurst shifter part number is 5325 and is stamped at the bottom . It should be a rounded handle thats says "HURST" on the side. Similar to this one in this auction:http://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-1969-CAMARO-Z28-FIREBIRD-HURST-4SP-SHIFTER-5325-HANDLE-3138-BASE-GM-ORIG-/400286500818?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d32ef47d2&vxp=mtr
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 07:40:02 AM »

Vince, I have two factory '69 shifters with nomenclature similar to the one you have. The sticks are round with "Hurst" stamped on them and are held in by locking shims. There are no adjustment bolts for 3rd and 4th gear stops and no bushings where the linkage attaches only rubber bonded to the levers. Hope this helps. Jim
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 06:53:17 PM »

Thanks for all your info guys.  It appears my shifter is original.  I said that the handle was riveted to the shifter, but it does look more like a shim on each side that locks in and holds the handle on.  The handle is round except for the flat part where the word HURST is on each side.  Here are some photos, hope this helps.     
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 06:55:32 PM »

Another pic.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 06:56:32 PM »

And another.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2013, 06:57:33 PM »

Another.
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 06:58:08 PM »

Last one.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 10:15:42 PM »

Your shifter was manufacture Dec of 68.i
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 11:36:09 PM »

Steve,

Is it the code there at the bottom of this extracted image that decodes to Dec '68?   Can you explain that, as I didn't know there was a date code for these shifters..
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 07:50:41 AM »

Steve,

Is it the code there at the bottom of this extracted image that decodes to Dec '68?   Can you explain that, as I didn't know there was a date code for these shifters..

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2013, 05:56:27 PM »

A Dec. of '68 date code would line up with it being original to my 01C car. 
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