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Hurst 4205 shifter mounting plate wanted


Does anyone have a Hurst shifter mounting plate for a Competition Plus in a 65-66 B body? It's a Hurst #4205. And yes, I know they are on ebay but I can't spend $130 US plus shipping on one!

This is what it looks like-

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There's one in Winnipeg

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-transmission-drive-train/winnipeg/new-hurst-comp-1954205-shifter-bracket-gm-muncie-bw-50-00/1247921751?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

 



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Great, thanks for the tip. I just called him and spoke for it. Turns out I know him!

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Even better Carl. 

 Happy to help. 



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Does anyone have a Hurst shifter mounting plate for a Competition Plus in a 65-66 B body? It's a Hurst #4205. And yes, I know they are on ebay but I can't spend $130 US plus shipping on one!

This is what it looks like-

4205.jpg

Hurst 4205 1.jpg

Hurst 4205.jpg


 your not going to put a hole in that floor are you?



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 your not going to put a hole in that floor are you?



Oh you guys, stop it!!!! I feel guilty when you torment me about this!

But to answer, so far, yes, I am.

Other option is a 427 with 3 on the tree....


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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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 your not going to put a hole in that floor are you?

 



 yes, I am.



        Excellent .  it will double the value of the car .   



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I actually don't even care about the value of the car on the open market! I want to enjoy this car even more than I already do.

Every time I post about this I re-think it!

Now, if JohnneeD would come on here and tell me I'm stupid to do this, my decision to cut the hole in the floor would be painless...

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Great, thanks for the tip. I just called him and spoke for it. Turns out I know him!


 Brian from  softy's I got two new shifter arms still in original packaging From him. He has some good old stuff.



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I'll be right over... I'll cut the hole and you can just blame me... Guilt Free!



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Perfect! Thanks Gary, I'll call you when I'm ready...

And I'll come and cut a hole in the floor of your rag and finally it will be a real car when it has a 3rd pedal...

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There's one in Winnipeg

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-transmission-drive-train/winnipeg/new-hurst-comp-1954205-shifter-bracket-gm-muncie-bw-50-00/1247921751?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

 





I owe you a favour Brad, thanks very much for the tip. I picked the bracket up in Winnipeg a couple of hours ago. And it was great to talk to "Softy" again after all these years. I see him at swap meets but had never taken the time to talk to him. For those out of the area who don't know him, he ran Softy's Speed Shop on Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg way back when. I'm talking 60's/70's. He still remembers a lot about that shop (he's 77 now) including the fact that he sold the first Hurst shifter in western Canada in 1960!

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Great idea cutting that hole Carl, it is getting closer to a perfect car. I rank a 427 a slight notch below the 409 for being iconic and a 427 is the best option for a 66.

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Thanks Don, I appreciate the moral support!

Honestly, this car is likely worth a fair bit more with a 427 4 speed. Not that I want to change it over because of that but the smile factor certainly increases with that powertrain.

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Have fun with that car Carl. The only question in my mind would be in the details of th 427 build. Do you go with a stock look with correct manifolds? Maybe a day two look with aluminum intake and headers (which would also lend itself to potential internal improvements as well) Or maybe go whole hog and build a monster? I doubt you are considering the third option. What's your plan?

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Absolutely only one option in my mind. I want to make it look 100% authentic. I want to try to "age" the 427 installation so it looks like it's been there 50 years.

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I may add a touch more cam but only enough that it's slightly noticeable at idle.

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I think the stock look is the way to go. I Realy like a stock looking engine bay. At car shows just about every one has them all blinged out so much that I get num to it. They all look the same. But you get a well detailed  stock engine bay and it stands out. You got my vote on that for sure.



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Absolutely only one option in my mind. I want to make it look 100% authentic. I want to try to "age" the 427 installation so it looks like it's been there 50 years.


 .......agree 100% Carl....here's our 66, except for the air cleaner and the gas filter it's 1966

all over again and don't forget a touch of overspray on the exhaust unless you are using chrome valve covers,

and btw I have the proper fuel line to go on and the right air cleaner but it needs restoration...just more things on 'the list'

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......big block, 4 speed, bench seat, it doesn't get much better

 happy motoring :burnout



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Yup, pretty much how I want to make it look other than the fuel filter, like you said.

I have to figure out how to flatten and fade the engine paint when I spray it so it looks "old".

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