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I'm bolting up a TH350 in my '72, and I'm looking for a cool aftermarket shifter. I've looked at Hurst, and B&M, but all of the models they have are "racing" style. This car is just gonna be a daily driver, I don't need all that stuff. My requirements are simple: A lighted indicator, floor mount, and cool looks(of course). Any suggestions?

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We have a B&M Quicksilver in our '71. You can leave it alone or mannually shift using the ratchet feature. We like it!
Got it from Summit for about $145.

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I run quicksilvers in a few cars, and use them when I need a ratchet shifter. I have used many different B/M shifters and the only failure I ever had was a broken cable, which was my fault because I routed it with too tight a loop under the car. The quicksilver in my 70 has been in there almost 10 years with no problems.

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I used to have a fairbanks shifter in my 69 chevelle awesome shifter but I think that winters owns the company now so im not sure if its still as good.The guy that bought the car from me is still using it after 12 years.
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I bought a B&M QuickSilver when they first came out and installed it in my Elcamino over 18 years ago, 2 years before that I had it in a (real) pickup. It was in service the entire 20 years.


Only twice did I have to replace the cable, both times my fault. My new 4L60 transmission requires the extra (OD) detent that the early QuickSilver did not have. The need for a new one was at hand so I bought a B&M Hammer So far no problems





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[This message has been edited by Cardiac (edited 04-30-2001).]
 

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Thanks For the info, guys! I'm down to 2 shifters: B&M Quick Silver, or Hurst Vmatic 2. The Quick Silver seems to be the favorite, and has a good history, but the Vmatic seems pretty cool too. I'll put some pics on my website when I figure all this out and do the install.

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Honestly, I don't think you could really go wrong either way, but my suggestion would be the Hurst V-Matic 2...I had one in my El Camino, and now that the Elky is torn down for the forseeable future, plan to use it in a '66 Buick Skylark street/strip car I'm building. I've been really happy with the V-Matic 2, both in the operation and appearance aspects. IMHO, it looks a lot better than the B&M Quicksilver, but I suppose preferences in appearance are a bit subjective.

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