The BOSS 302 Registry

Hurst Shifter Handle and Knob

The 1970 BOSS 302 Mustang and Cougar Toploader transmission came equipped with a 4-speed shifter manufactured by Hurst. It has a chrome handle with "HURST" stamped on both sides. It is also stamped with the number "7275" on the end that slides into the shifter body arm.

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of John Slack
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above photo courtesy of John Slack
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
Note the handles were not always stamped in the same direction. Compare above and below.

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
Sometimes they have extra letters stamped in them.

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Chris Page
Also note they were not all stamped with the same amount of force.

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above three photos courtesy of Pat Whalen
Ford used different Hurst shifters in other cars. For example, the Torino shifter had a longer handle with a little less curve. The Torino part is stamped "7277".

The 1971 Mustang handle is stamped "7831". It has a slightly different angle, a different taper and it does not have the flat area on the threads as the knob set screw was deleted.

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
Finally, beware of imposters!

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
Time to get a grip on the famous Hurst T-handle knob. The knob is made out of aluminum. The graphics have a painted black background. There is an allen set screw in the side.
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above photo courtesy of John Slack
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
Some reproductions are just not the same as the original.

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above two photos courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
Here the numbers look right but...

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above photo courtesy of Pat Whalen
70knobl.jpg (128670 bytes) The reproduction  is on the bottom.
above two photos courtesy of Pat Whalen
70knobm.jpg (36151 bytes) Here the original is on the bottom.
above photo courtesy of Earl Anderson
This one below has a nice box but it is a reproduction.

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above photo courtesy of Earl Anderson

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This page last updated: January 03, 2015