442 Lightning rod shifter pricing and adaption

olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 14, 2008
4,931
113
Melville,Saskatchewan
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:(.
 
digimurda

digimurda

Greasemonkey
Sep 29, 2010
231
18
RHODE ISLAND
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

Royal Smart Person
Mar 30, 2012
1,757
113
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

Royal Smart Person
Jun 24, 2008
1,630
83
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

Royal Smart Person
Jun 24, 2008
1,630
83
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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Nascar-TA

Nascar-TA

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Nov 20, 2016
16
3
Macomb Michigan
You do nice work.
I think my cable is bent in my drive rod, It wont push far enough to get past the last detent and put it in 3rd. Does anyone reproduce the indicator brushes or is there other GM applications that have them also.

Have a good day.
 

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