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    Posted: Aug/08/2007 at 3:23am
Does anyone have the process and procedure for refubishing a 1968 Hurst Competition/Plus Shifter (4 speed) that came in the 1969 AMX?
 
Also are there internal parts that wear out and sources of supply for replacement?
 
I have a spare on (now on the bench) that came with the AMX and would like to get it in tip top shape for use.
 
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Hurst will rebuild them for ~$100 and does an excellent job. You can also buy a rebuild kit for the newer style Comp+ and use the parts and do it yourself.
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What Kirkwood said. I had Hurst rebuild my shifter about 6 years ago and I'm very happy with the results. I notice the prices are close to double what I paid, but that's life I guess.

http://www.hurst-shifters.com/rebuild2.asp

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wow... it did go up a lot! It was around $65 in the nineties!
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Originally posted by kirkwood kirkwood wrote:

wow... it did go up a lot! It was around $65 in the nineties!
 
In the 90's Hurst was owned by Mr Gasket. Now it's owned by B&M and they are raping the hobby for all it's worth. I wouldn't have them rebuild my toilet.....
 
Sorry for the rant but B&M has always been the "runner up" in the aftermarket shifter world. Always second to Hurst. Now that they own the Hurst name it seems like they are punishing the people that own Hurst shifters. Hurst shifters are not that hard to rebuild. I recommend buying the parts and doing it yourself.
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If you want B&M gouge company to rebuild your shifter, here's a link...
 
 
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As I recall, Hurst was part of Mr Gasket when they did mine. The address is the same, but you never know what cost cutting has since happened.

Does anyone have any more recent experience with Hurst rebuilds?

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I've "rebuilt" a 69-70 OE for AMC hurst.  It's not that difficult. Disassembly is easy, but there are a couple of springs and one of them is kind of a PITA to install at assembly.  All of my parts were good so it was disassemble, clean, have everything plated, lube/assemble, test.  When you take it apart, just watch what you're doing, take pics and notes, and especially note how the springs install.
 
edit: on the prices, what does $250 get you?  Are they replating the mechanism and links in zinc?  If so, this sounds like an ok price to me.  If not, maybe it's high.  I'm sure I spent at least 4 hrs on just tear down and assy (not cleaning and prepping for plating) but someone that does it every day should be able to do it in half that or less.


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Originally posted by 71SC360 71SC360 wrote:

Originally posted by kirkwood kirkwood wrote:

wow... it did go up a lot! It was around $65 in the nineties!
 
In the 90's Hurst was owned by Mr Gasket. Now it's owned by B&M and they are raping the hobby for all it's worth. I wouldn't have them rebuild my toilet.....
 
Sorry for the rant but B&M has always been the "runner up" in the aftermarket shifter world. Always second to Hurst. Now that they own the Hurst name it seems like they are punishing the people that own Hurst shifters. Hurst shifters are not that hard to rebuild. I recommend buying the parts and doing it yourself.
 
 
I have to admit that I am not a big fan of B&M ..........
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I wrote a article on how to rebuild your hurst shiffter in the Colorado AMC newsletter acouple years ago....would be glad to walk you thru it on the phone...Jeff   mailto:jsack390@aol.com - jsack390@aol.com
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