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Offline noboss

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« on: February 12, 2004, 05:29:30 pm »
I know all Mustangs came with the Hurst Shifter handle in 1970 but did they all have the "set-screw" hole , I was looking in the Farr book and on page 72 it shows a Hurst handle without the set-screw hole , is this a pre-production handle??? or did some slip by , thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2004, 07:35:19 pm »
As far as I know all 70 4 speed cars had them but I learned a long time ago never to say never.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2004, 07:57:09 pm »
The deal is this; cars got the set-screw handle from the factory.  However, test drivers and five-finger discount artists who wanted to prolong their Boss 302 experience helped themselves to handles leaving Ford dealers to get replacement handles.  These handles did not have the set screws.  Ford used non-screw handles beginning with the '71 line-up.  A buddy of mine has a NOS D0Z handle in the box and it does not have the screw...replacement piece for the lifted '70 cars.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2004, 08:57:15 pm »
I've owned a few of those NOS knobs. All of them were in boxes marked DOOZ and all of them had the set screw.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2004, 09:52:14 pm »
Do you have any more of them???
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2004, 11:09:45 pm »
my hurst shifter handle does not have black in the gear pattern inset. i have seen one that does. does anyone know which is correct?

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2004, 07:20:41 am »
Mine is an original...  Has set screw and black background.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2004, 08:03:29 am »
No NOS service knobs in stock at the present time. Only reproductions.
The black background is correct. It is not paint but actually the affect of the laser cutting.
Paint can be made to look nice with attention to detail.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2004, 08:47:04 am »
Mark@...wish that I had some of those ones with the screws in them as they would be money in the bank!  The later run units are nice but not what we need for our cars.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2004, 09:55:30 am »
I spoke with a Hurst tech about two months ago, they
plan to resume production of the Hurst T-handle under
discussion.  At the time they were retooling and expected
to have them available by end of 1Q.  You can ck their
website for updates.

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2004, 11:11:37 am »
Has anyone tried to drill and tap their T handle to add the set screw? I have not looked at one to check how they were originally done.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2004, 11:18:32 am »
10-4 they would be worth a mint. It seems Original is always nicer than repop.
The set screw reproductions I have are real nice but nobody does it like Ford. I've also heard that Hurst is getting geared up to do some.
I hope the Hurst knobs are as nice as the original pieces.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2004, 11:20:13 am »
That is a good idea , Hurst probally had a jig to hold them , it looks like they were drilled from Hurst.
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