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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 owned since 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79(sold)
1969 D.H.COPO replica 4spd. 4.10 posi coupe Daytona Yellow 711 owned since 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.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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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 »
James to strangers, Bentley to friends
1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 owned since 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79(sold)
1969 D.H.COPO replica 4spd. 4.10 posi coupe Daytona Yellow 711 owned since 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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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: 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 »
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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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
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

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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.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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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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Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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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 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016