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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:36 pm 
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When I built the Ranch Wagon I was unaware of this replacement piece to shorten the throw in the shiftier, I never gave it much thought but I started doing a little research and decided it would be a great conversion and it would also make it easier for Brenda to drive the car.

Since I want to comment on each step of the way and post accompanying photo's I will post running threads.

This is what comes in the kit.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:42 pm 
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When I talked to the guys that had done this conversion I kept hearing the kit I used is just as good as the higher priced pieces and from what I have experienced they were correct, it shifts flawlessly and it is a big improvement, there is absolutely no rattles or shaking when cruising at highway speeds in 5th gear.

It didn't just fall in place, the first thing I notice is when I cut the floor for the shiftier when we were building the car the opening was adequate but to remove the shiftier the hole had to be bigger and I had to resort to using tin snips to remove more metal, I also had to cut the carpet more than the shiftier boot would cover, Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead I would worry about that later!

I measured the throw before I removed the original shiftier from the transmission and the throw was almost 13 inches from 1st. to 2nd.


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After removing the original piece then I test fitted the new part and discovered two of the bolt holes must have been drilled off center, I just stepped up one size with the drill bit and relieved all 4 holes, everything fit as it should, I then tried to bolt my old Hurst shiftier handle to the new piece, that;s when I discovered the cheaper shiftier being made off shore the holes were spaced different that the original Mustang shiftier which I had modified my shift handle to fit.

I ended up cutting the bottom of the shiftier off and fabricating a new piece and re-drilled
it to match the threaded part of the new piece.

Living with the new shiftier for a few months and it now has a 7 1/2" throw Brenda doesn't have to lean over to put the car in 5th gear anymore, so we both are happy with the conversion.


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I modified the shiftier to fit the 5 speed transmission, I had this old Hurst shiftier under the work bench and I was able to make it firt the short sgiftier, so I was able to retain it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:58 pm 
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This is the kit I used.

https://www.amazon.com/Short-Shifter-Racing-SHIFTER-Mustang/dp/B07VH2381S

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