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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 19, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Muncie Shift linkage

Is there anyway to modify these Muncie cross member mounted shifters short of installing a Hurst shifter. I deliberately installed this but forgot just how sloppy they are.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 19, 12:47 PM
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Re: Muncie Shift linkage

Why suffer with a sloppy linkage? You can put a a Muncie handle on a Hurst shifter. Your car so your choice. Just my 2 cents.
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Why suffer with a sloppy linkage? You can put a a Muncie handle on a Hurst shifter. Your car so your choice. Just my 2 cents.
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Why suffer with a sloppy linkage? You can put a a Muncie handle on a Hurst shifter. Your car so your choice. Just my 2 cents.
So there is no bushing kit or rod change that can help. I want to try and stay stock but improve it. Not possible?
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I have the original muncie shifter. It's horrible. I'm going to put a hurst shifter in with a reproduction muncie handle. I don't want to ruin my factory handle
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So there is no bushing kit or rod change that can help. I want to try and stay stock but improve it. Not possible?
If your rods are in good shape and not worn out and you already put new bushings in, then it's not going to get any better. Hurst with a Muncie Handle as everyone has suggested is the next option.


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If your rods are in good shape and not worn out and you already put new bushings in, then it's not going to get any better. Hurst with a Muncie Handle as everyone has suggested is the next option.
Unfortunately the bushings and rods are in good shape. I think it is more of the fact that the Muncie isn't spring loaded like the Hurst. The fate of the car is in the wind as I may sell it for a new project next year.
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Re: Muncie Shift linkage

Yep, yep, yep to everyone.
I bought a 72 BRAND NEW with a Muncie. Within a few years, the shifter was crap.
We now have a 70 conv with a Muncie and a Hurst shifter with the replica M U N C I E handle. It's been like that for 20+yrs, ZERO issues.

Do yourself a favor and end the grief. Install a Hurst/replica handle. Originality only goes so far!
I chose the bench seat style handle, only for the simple reason that I like the shape over the console style handle.
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