If you can find a good used unit or one that has been rebuilt you are better off than the new stuff sold now. I have noticed that the linkage is now made in China , I have had issues with the shifter arms not bolting on the transmission. I had to open them up with a dremel tool. The shifter bodies might be imported also, don't know for sure. Most older shifters can be rebuilt, there are a couple of good parts suppliers around.
I found a seller ("shiftergeek" now gone) on eBay that built me a day 1 OEM Hurst comp plus for my M22 with correct/numbered everything. You just got to find who is restoring them and have one done, you wont regret it, mine shifts like a new Z06......well almost....
I can't talk about Hursts quality today, but last year I bought a Hurst shifter and install kit for my 68 and the quality then was outstanding. The whole deal on eBay was $450 shipped including a new ball. I had bought a Dynacorn reopop Muncie shifter and the quality was that of not qualifying as lawnmower equipment.
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