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Aftermarket shifter in a factory console - anyone?

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NoTBolt
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Aftermarket shifter in a factory console - anyone?

I have a '64 fairlane. I installed a factory console and added a shifter from a Galaxie to look stock. I plan to put in 347 stroker and will need an aftermarket shifter to avoid bad shifts, etc. Anyone put a ratchet shifter in a factory console? Pictures and recommendations please!
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64 Fairlane 500
RRS Front Suspension
Martz Racing 4-Link
347 Stroker in progress

Post Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:49 pm 
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roger
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Location: ontario, canada
aftermarket shifters

About same as you, but no console, B&M shifter mounted to tunnel
to control a C-4/Gear Vendor so i wanted a shifter with very definate shift action, it gets very busy what with shifting the C-4 & hitting the GV "over" gears too,but, because its NHRA sanctioned shifter, to hit reverse its a 2 handed job, turns out to be just a pain in the butt for a street car
Have u looked at the new shifter from TCI? its on their opening web page, i;ve been told that its a step above other aftermarket shifters but, haven;t any hands on expierence with it, so, i'm seriously looking too
there is a small company that has come out with a whole new line of shifters,
i'm trying to find their info & will share
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:49 pm 
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punkur67
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I had a 65 mustang witth a center console and i put a b&m zgate on top of the console. the plastic base rested right over the factory shifter hole without cutting the factory console. I will see if i can find any pics

Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:52 pm 
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On my 63 Falcon 4 speed I have a Hurst shifter with the factory shift handle. Looks original and shifts great. Planning on doing the same on my Fairlane when I find the right shifter.
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Post Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:55 am 
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NoTBolt
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I too plan to use a gear vendor in the future, so I want to keep shifting simple. I have seen the new TCI shifter, but I think it's set up for a 4-speed. I have been looking into the Hurst V-Matic 2 to give me the option not to have a ratchet when cruising, but I'm not sure that it will fit the console. Also looking at B&M shifters, but looking at various boards, I'm not sure the quality is there.
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64 Fairlane 500
RRS Front Suspension
Martz Racing 4-Link
347 Stroker in progress

Post Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:06 am 
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roger
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interested in your rear set up

Yes, Notbolt, i tossed my B&M after a yr of swearing at it.
Tell me, u list the RRS suspension, how u like it?
I went with the Fatman coil over/strut conversion, having problems with it becuase of my non stock ride height, bottoming out.
Looks like dropped spindles are the answer, anyway, you list a Martz 4 link rear?
Can u tell me about your rear suspension set up??
how was the install, where did u get it, & how does she handle?
my e-mail is
r.powell@rogers.com
Thanks for any info!
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