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#379170 - 06/25/09 02:16 AM Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter
DarrenX33 Offline

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I am going to rebuild my Hurst shifter. I have read a few threads that mention how easy it is but I have not seen any step by step photos. I am certain that I can do it but I would just like as much info as possible so I don't break anything. If anyone can advise or shoot me a link to some detail photos I'd appreciate it.
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#379171 - 06/25/09 03:24 AM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: DarrenX33]
Bill Pritchard Offline

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Hey Darren,

Last time I was in the market (~5 yrs ago), Hurst was still doing them for next to nothing. Had to ship it to Las Vegas and it came back good as new.
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#379172 - 06/25/09 03:26 AM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: Bill Pritchard]
DarrenX33 Offline

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I saw that. Its 200 clams for a rebuild per the site. Not trying to cheap (I really haven't been lately ) but Id kinda like the challenge of learning how to do it..
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#379173 - 06/25/09 03:41 AM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: DarrenX33]
Bill Pritchard Offline

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$200? Wow, prices have gone astronomical. I was thinking it was about $50. For $200, I'd be looking into doing it myself too.
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#379174 - 06/25/09 05:28 AM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: Bill Pritchard]
Charley Lillard Offline


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Registered: 04/10/00
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Loc: Woodland, ca. US
Shauger just had Hurst do one and he loves it.

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#379175 - 06/25/09 10:07 AM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: Charley Lillard]
sc69sam@yahoo.co Offline

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Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 7749
Loc: Pennsylvania
We used to take our shifters to The Shifty Doctor at Hurst Performance in Warminster, Pa. to have a free rebuild 60's-80's?? till they closed. Where did those days go?

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#379176 - 06/25/09 08:41 PM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: DarrenX33]
m22mike Offline

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Darren
It is not a big deal to do a Hurst shifter, and you will do as good or better than sending it out.
Try and reuse the shims and spacer inside unless they are real nasty.
This is not a bad deal from HBC because it includes the shifter lever lock and rubber pads. LQQK @ this.

http://store.heartbeatcity.net/store/product/19806/Hurst-shifter-rebuilding-kit/

http://store.heartbeatcity.net/store/product/20642/Hurst-shifter%2C-locks-%26-seals/

Clean all the grease out and rip it apart, take a bunch of photos as your disassembling it, pay attention to the stack up of shims and levers.

Here are a few shots for re:





















Prep all your metal parts very well for the plater and you will get a much nicer finish. Also if the rubber washers are still on the levers they will not be harmed by the replating process.
The two long roll pins you can find at a bearing supply.
PM me if you have a ?
Go for it
I think that Sam guy out in AZ could even do one...
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#379177 - 06/25/09 09:02 PM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: m22mike]
mockingbird812 Offline

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Registered: 06/04/04
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I appreciate your confidence Buckeye Boy. Nice job, and not a bad tutorial (for an aircraft mech.)

BTW Mike, it is on my list of things to do!! I have two to do - both super comp pluses.

When you say "prep yr metal parts well for the plater..." Would you elaborate a bit? How do you prep (media blast -what media)? What is the final finish (clear zinc)?

Thanks.


Edited by mockingbird812 (06/25/09 09:30 PM)
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#379178 - 06/26/09 02:13 AM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: mockingbird812]
m22mike Offline

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Registered: 01/10/06
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If you blast the metal stuff and they have a little roughness to them. Go over them with a wire wheel, nylon impregnated wheel, or a med to fine scotch brigt discs.
If there is some minor pitting sand and scotch bright as required. If you end up with some scratches you could even hit them with a sisel wheel if you have a Baldor buffer.
The nicer the metal is the better the plating will come out
And yes clear zinc or clear cad. I am fortunate to be able to get cad done. Last's along time. A much better plating than zinc IMO. The one in the photo is cad.
Now git wit it Sammy
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#379179 - 06/26/09 03:14 PM Re: Rebuilding a Hurst Shifter [Re: m22mike]
mockingbird812 Offline

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Registered: 06/04/04
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Thanks Mikey. I'm looking forward to diving in. Once again your fine work is an inspiration for this old sailor.
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