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JoeC

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Hurst Shifter date codes
« on: April 06, 2016, 08:10:12 PM »
I was the one who said the 4 digit code was a Firebird shifter.
From what I have seen , the 4 digit code was used on the early OEM Hurst shifters 1964 to 1968/69
All the  1969 Camaro shifters I have seen have the 6 or 7 digit code but it could be that some 4 digit coded shifters were used on Camaros.

I didn't keep track of the 4 digit codes but have a bunch or codes from actual 1969 Camaros .
here are some including the earliest one I have and the latest one I have and some in-between.
The earliest one I can find is Oct 1968 so I don't know when they changed to the  6 or 7 digit code.
Would need more data to find the latest 4 digit code and earliest  6 or 7 digit code

108D41C
118B18H
118D22M
128D33P
19D53D
29D21C
39D11D
59D72K
99B35D


« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 08:52:02 PM by bcmiller »

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 08:54:14 PM »
Joe I cut your post above from that other thread and started this topic.

You may be onto something. I will check to see what else I have for Pontiac Hurst shifters later this evening. A quick look at a 68 GTO shifter shows the similar 4 digit code (but coded for Feb 68) as that Firebird shifter.

OK I checked. The two images below are not from Camaros, but are related to the date coding.

68 GTO Hurst 4 speed shifter dated Feb 68 and 66 Lemans Hurst 3 speed shifter dated September 65.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 01:29:46 AM by bcmiller »
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 10:16:21 PM »
In addition to the 68B2 I posted a pic of in the other post...I also have a 19D33D & 39D21(Q or O?)
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1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 11:45:29 PM »
In addition to the 68B2 I posted a pic of in the other post...I also have a 19D33D & 39D21(Q or O?)

Do you have dates of the cars those shifters are from?

Your other shifter dated 6 8B2 was in your 12B car.

The one posted a bit earlier was 6 8B2 from a 10B car.
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 11:49:39 PM »
I remember both cars the shifters came out of, but back then we never looked at dates. So, sorry I cannot provide much.
Added pics. last pic 68B2 is off 12B Nor. X22
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 01:39:19 AM by ko-lek-tor »
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1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 01:10:28 AM »
Thanks for starting this thread. I was just about to. :)

If 69 owners could post their shifter dates and also their car's build date, we'll tabulate and see what the data says....
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 01:18:59 AM »
I think I've done this before when we were discussing shifter dates, but here it is again:

69Z28-RS     09C (18Sept1969)      Shifter mfg code      890731C    (Aug'69? mfg 31Jul?)
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 01:28:17 AM »
Gary, Joe may have a better idea. I know I have checked around in the past to try to find answers.

All I am PRETTY SURE of is the month and year. I THINK the numbers and letters after that are the batch code - but I don't know the exact decode for that part. Or if there even is a decode for the batch number.

Thus the reason for this thread and requesting data.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 05:40:39 AM by bcmiller »
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 01:44:12 AM »
Could be...  the 0731 was so close to the Aug 69...  I thought it *might* be?  ie. maybe a daily batch?
Note:  PaceMe (Steve Shauger) has a good understanding of these codes, as it was info from him that provided the info on month/yr/etc...

Here's another one.  This was a swap meet shifter I picked up long ago, and traded to Dave Hawksley (maybe he's cleaned it and has a better photo of the mfg code)... :)

Looks to me like:    590423D

Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 01:53:42 AM »
Not likely a date since you note in the first post several with numbers in the batch code above 31 (max number of days in any month).

The month/year code info is pretty widely known.
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 12:10:19 PM »
I got this shifter from Gary (69Z28-RS). It came from a Camaro, but I can't confirm the build dates of the car.

190423D (Jan 69)

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2016, 11:45:00 PM »
I have 3 shifters at home I forgot to ad to my notes
78D2
19D53D (same number as one in my notes but different shifter)
690511C

I thought the 78D2 was a Firebird shifter but now that I think about it, a July shifter seems late for a 1968 car build

Hard to say what Hurst was doing with the codes/numbers
with the 6-7 digit codes, some have one letter some have two
a lot of "Ds" seem to show up

I know that approximately in the early 70s  , Hurst changed the numbers used on the aftermarket shifters.
They went from using a serial number to using an ID code such as 391- 4340

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2016, 07:40:09 PM »
Thanks Joe.

We are still looking for Hurst shifter dates from original cars. Everyone - Please post if you have data.  Especially from early 69s. Thanks!
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2016, 01:55:39 AM »
690711F code from 19N667739, P9H20B

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 12:10:20 PM »
Thank you Jon!
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016