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Old 12-02-2009, 09:09 AM
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Gennie Shifters

I was at a local car show in Denver this past weekend. I noticed some Gennie shifters and realized they are made in Colorado. I was going to run with Lokar but like the idea of made in Colorado. They look really good and aparantly have been around longer than Lokar. I am picking one up on Thursday along with the AOD TV cable from them.

Anyone have experience with them? I assume I need a 23 inch shaft length for my F1. I want it to look like it is a manual transmission. Another think I like about the Gennie is the ability to use my old brass shift ****. The shifter is adjustable on top of the transmission which will allow me to properly locate it in front to back.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

http://www.gennieshifter.com/index.php
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:18 PM
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Great experience with the gennies. You put any **** you want on them withour having to buy a adaptor. I like the fact that it shifts like a column shift pattern and you do not have to press a button or push down on shifter. IMO well worth the extra money.
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:27 PM
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Thanks, I agree in liking how they shift. Cool part is about the same price as the Lokar and the shop I am going to get it from handed out coupons at the car show for an extra 10% off.

Did you use a 23 inch shifter shaft? I assume that is the correct length for Effies?
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:50 PM
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I like them and used them in my older Ford Hot Rods but when I installed a column shifter in my last F-1, I didn't want floor shifters anymore. I'm a big guy and with my tiny wife in the truck there isn't much room to spare. If I add the grandaughter, it's a cab-full.... Gennie Shifters are well made and solid products.

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:38 PM
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Good point on the room in the F-1 but the 23" shifter looks good with the ole skool look going. I really hate the drag racing 4" b/m star shifter look.

I currently run a column shift but after the cost and setup, I had wished I had put a gennie in this truck again IMO.
 
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:02 AM
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I just installed a Gennie Shifter in a COE. In addition to the reasons already discussed I selected Gennie because I wanted a shifter that looked original. In fact I used a shifter from a F4 tranmission ... straightened it a bit and turned it around. Can't do that with Lokar.

The Gennie shifter is a quality product. Simple installation and very strong. Strong enough that I (bolt on) mounted the park brake on the (bolt on)Gennie Shifter mount.
 
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:57 PM
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That is a cool application.

I went to a shop here in the Denver area called Streamline to get the Shifter. Turns out Streamline is owned by Gennie Manufacturing and is basically a retail outlet for the company. I did not realize how big Gennie is and they make a ton of Hot Rod type stuff. Very cool place. I am getting a top mount adjustable with a 23 inch shaft. In addition they have the TV cable and motor mounts for my application. I am just a stoked to have a cool shop like that in the area as I am about the shifter. Gennie apparantly has purchased several companies and moved them to Colorado that build things like 32 Ford bodies, chrome stuff etc.

Ok prop rant done.
 
 
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