442 Lightning rod shifter pricing and adaption

olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
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#21
Kilduff Rods will never ever look as cool as the Hurst ones though. JMO. :)
I agree but if a shifter jams while having fun, so ends the fun:(.
 
1bad79

1bad79

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#22
Once you get used to them they work good but the kilduff ones are on my radar
 
digimurda

digimurda

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Sep 29, 2010
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#23
Im gonna go ahead and purchase, not really into the mechanics of it but more for the looks and rather get these as they are oem from a 80’s hurst and the look is and the fitting does not bring much adjustments, i will keep ya posted...
I mean... wont it look great on this bit$%. ? 🤣
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Anubis

Anubis

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Mar 30, 2012
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#24
Kilduff Rods will never ever look as cool as the Hurst ones though. JMO. :)
I agree. The Kilduff rods are a crude copy. The reason no one copied the Hurst Lightning rod design is because they are patented. Ever wonder why the aftermarket reproduction didn't fly?
 
Anubis

Anubis

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Mar 30, 2012
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#25
Once you get used to them they work good but the kilduff ones are on my radar
I have 3 sets of original lightning rods and have never had a jamming issue with any of them.....Like with anything else, correct adjustment and installation is key. You can't beat the looks of the Hurst version.
 
88hurstolds

88hurstolds

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Jun 24, 2008
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#26
Hi all,

Im looking into installing a lightning rod shifter from a 87/88 hurst that i will like to install on my 85’ 442, will they fit right on and work with my trans? and whats a good price to pay?
Some guy is charging me $400 for the shifter/cable/plate and too cover plate. Is that too much?
That's a steal, nab them and run...
 
88hurstolds

88hurstolds

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Jun 24, 2008
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#27
Few of my shifters...
1988 Cutlass
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Example of a typical before and after repair/refurbish:
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Some NOS shifters:
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4-speed with staging gate cam I designed and had machined to have the staging gate rod sit outside the factory console:
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NOS 3-speed shifter with staging gate and gold anodized nobs:
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