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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2016, 04:12:05 PM »
Not only that, but those stamped numbers would had to have had successive coding for versions of the same shifter series. Pete Serio told me of at least 3-4 changes in the 69 model year alone due to all the change orders GM sent to Hurst regarding the column lock and the changes that brought throughout the year. I would bet one of those characters in the stamp is the series for revisions. I'd guess it was the first because of the 1/2/3 but then why the 6 or 8's later in the year? Or are there actually other prefixes such as 4/5/6/7 that we simply haven't seen yet.

Here's one from another 69 that starts with a 3.



So much is still unknown about shifter coding, dates and batch codes or series? It's fantastic to have CRG and its members compiling data such as this, but there's a lot more remaining to be learned before attempting to pull an actual date from this code, or how it can actually be deciphered.
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2016, 04:42:00 PM »
GreenNV:   The one you show fits perfectly with the encoding we've determined (from original '69 cars/shifters).   The first (one or two digits) is the MONTH, the 2nd (or third) digit is the YEAR.   The one you show is for March of 1969...  the following characters/digits are perfectly able to account for 'versions' or 'batches' that seemingly only Hurst knows about at this point in time.. :)
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #77 on: November 05, 2016, 07:03:43 PM »
Generally, at this point, we are looking at codes from 69 Camaro Hurst shifters. I am pretty sure coding changed for 70 and later. Let's try to not muddy the water too much. Let's stick with original Hurst shifters from original 69 Camaros.
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2016, 09:08:25 PM »
I think you're right Gary.  If you look at the first 3 codes on mine (128)  December 1968 is the only thing that makes sense.  So I believe looking at the shifter posted just above, I agree that would likely be a March 1969 shifter.

Bryon, I have another factory Camaro Hurst that has an original 70 Camaro stick in it.  I believe that shifter body is dated very late in the 69 calendar year.  Might have a slightly different sequence of numbers if I remember right.  I'll leave that out of the conversation for now.  But if it becomes crucial to determining any information on numbers/letters and how they might of changed, I'll dig it back out.

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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2016, 09:52:15 PM »
You can dig it out and post if you want. At the beginning I had posted a couple of Pontiac shifter codes.

Other GM divisions were using Hurst shifters several years before Chevrolet.

I just don't want us to lose focus. No we don't understand everything, but I feel we are on the right track with the date codes used for 69 Camaro Hurst shifters. 
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Re: Hurst Shifter date codes
« Reply #80 on: November 08, 2016, 03:46:45 PM »
I just don't want us to lose focus. No we don't understand everything, but I feel we are on the right track with the date codes used for 69 Camaro Hurst shifters. 
Agreed. Why there other formats in non-69 Camaro shifters is not part of this discussion. Showing some examples from other known original shifters is fine, e.g. here is a 68 F-bird 03C shifter.
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