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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-02-05, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hurst Indy Shifter

Has anyone had any experience fitting a hurst indy shifter onto a toploader without having to modify the factory console(xa,xb falcon),or can it be easily modified to fit.

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Re: Hurst Indy Shifter

I have one on my XA coupe .
I left out the spacers , bent the the selector rods and made a L shape bracket to run from the selector to the gear stick .
Also had to cut out a bit of the floor but after all that it sits in the exact place the old shifter did .
Console will be used but I had to leave off the plastic ring that holds the shifter boot on as it hit the L shape bracket
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Re: Hurst Indy Shifter

i run a hurst indy and it was a real pain to bring bak to the centre easily, it can be done but i wouldn't even look at doin it again without a die grinder with a cutting wheel, an oxy and some 7mm plate and a drill press.
the result is good but a gt shifter in excellent or reconditioned condition is just as good. and sits better
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Re: Hurst Indy Shifter

This is one I modified for my brother.

toploader, hurst indy with XA -XC console, any ideas?

And another, both sit in the factory position and are jigged of a factory shifter.
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Re: Hurst Indy Shifter

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This is one I modified for my brother.

toploader, hurst indy with XA -XC console, any ideas?

And another, both sit in the factory position and are jigged of a factory shifter.
I personally would have used 1/2" steel plate. That 1/4 inch stuff looks too flimsy Nice work.

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The plate that locates the shifter mechanism to the extension housing is 6mm and not rubber insulated like the original.

The part of the shifter where the handle bolts on is 8mm plate. The original XA/XB handle will bolt straight on; although I fabricated mine.

The shift is as good as a original unit in A1 condition. Only problem is the reverse lever hangs low and fouls the handbrake cable. Both fitted an XB and XD with no trimming needed to any metal.
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The shift is as good as a original unit in A1 condition. Only problem is the reverse lever hangs low and fouls the handbrake cable.
I made up a little lowering bracket (about an inch) where the handbrake cable attaches to the small bracket on the underbody, just to the left of the extension housing. No fouling on the linkages now.

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I made up a little lowering bracket (about an inch) where the handbrake cable attaches to the small bracket on the underbody, just to the left of the extension housing. No fouling on the linkages now.
I tried that on the old xr backed out the driveway and ripped the thing straight off, not to mention the amount of beating to straighten the floor again, if it worked for u good stuff but i definately didn't hav the ground clearance scraped the whole hand brake assy, did bugger all anyway.
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American Autos sell an adaptor kit to suit.
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This is one I modified for my brother.

http://www.fordforums.com/showthrea...toploader+hurst

And another, both sit in the factory position and are jigged of a factory shifter
Wouldn't that make the H pattern wider?
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