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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2013, 04:08:46 AM »
I do not agree that we are 'back to square one'.  I believe we've confirmed that Mr Serio is correct (NO DATE CODE, per se), BUT.. we've also learned empirically that the ID code/SN has a month/year encoded into the SN...  which serves the same purpose for us. :)
A 'date code' is a marking put on a part purely to record the actual date (time/shift/etc) without any other purpose.    The Hurst ID/Serial number code has multiple pieces of information in it, some of which we do not know, but we've pretty conclusively shown that there is a month and year encoded as part of this SN.   But I doubt they did it just so we could demonstrate originality to a car 44 years later..  :)
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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2013, 08:14:21 PM »
I do not agree that we are 'back to square one'.  I believe we've confirmed that Mr Serio is correct (NO DATE CODE, per se), BUT.. we've also learned empirically that the ID code/SN has a month/year encoded into the SN...  which serves the same purpose for us. :)
A 'date code' is a marking put on a part purely to record the actual date (time/shift/etc) without any other purpose.    The Hurst ID/Serial number code has multiple pieces of information in it, some of which we do not know, but we've pretty conclusively shown that there is a month and year encoded as part of this SN.   But I doubt they did it just so we could demonstrate originality to a car 44 years later..  :)
You do make a valid point.
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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2013, 08:46:56 PM »
Here's my 10B Oct 68 Shifter. Only 3 characters?
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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2013, 02:43:09 PM »
yes they are date coded , I have a page full of dates I collected over many years of buying Camaro shifters

the 68 69 Firebird used the same shifter but a different date code
Camaro used 6 or 7 characters
Pontaic 4 or 5  characters  on GTO and Firebird Hurst shifters

there were also replacement shifter and those codes don't fall in with the assembly line shifters

common 69 camaro examples are 29D21C  feb 1969, 108D41C Oct 1968

68 69 Firbird example 88D4 Aug 1968 , 98B5 Sep 1968

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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2014, 04:52:33 PM »
Another one to add to the mix for you... Jan 69. Not original to my car though. Recognize it Gary? lol

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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2014, 05:29:18 PM »
Another one to add to the mix for you... Jan 69. Not original to my car though. Recognize it Gary? lol

:)  Is that the one I traded you a year or so ago?   I bought that unit in Atlanta at a Classic Chevy Meet in the late '70's or early '80's.. and I didn't know the code to determine date at the time I traded it to you..   that's been a later point of knowledge for me (learned here on CRG a few months ago.. :)

Did you ever find someone to trade you the BB rods for the SB rods that were with it?
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2014, 08:09:07 PM »
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Another one to add to the mix for you... Jan 69. Not original to my car though. Recognize it Gary? lol

:)  Is that the one I traded you a year or so ago?   I bought that unit in Atlanta at a Classic Chevy Meet in the late '70's or early '80's.. and I didn't know the code to determine date at the time I traded it to you..   that's been a later point of knowledge for me (learned here on CRG a few months ago.. :)

Did you ever find someone to trade you the BB rods for the SB rods that were with it?
That's the one Gary. I haven't tried trading or selling the rods yet. I just put them away for a later date when I come across someone that might be interested in them.
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