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I have used Hurst Uni shifters in the past and they work great.... as long as you know how to adjust the shift throw correctly. I would also make sure the shifter length is correct comfort length for the truck. Constantly reaching down to grab a shifter gets old after the first 1/4 mile.
1979 F-150 400 (mildly built)
1993 F-150 5.0 (getting built this winter - $$ permitting)
When I got my 64 it had a shufter put in. It was apain. It was low to the floor and hit the doghouse and seat frame. It was sticky.Who ever installed it did a butcher job. I got rid of it and got me a 3 in the tree colunm shift back in. Patched the floor and replaced the rods which were cut with a cutting torch.
So if get a shifter, make sure you have room for it and the handle is high enough up that it has no interference from hitting anything.
Used to do 4 speed conversions in vans. If you plan on doing any power shifting, leave the threaded rod at Lowe's and use either DOM or Chromoly tubing with threaded heim ends. Yet, it cost a lot more, but it sure beats having the trans stuck between gears in the middle of an intersection.....
Anybody can restore a classic, takes a man to cut one up......
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