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4 speed Muncie shifter

Can anybody identify this shifter for me? I would like to put it on ebay but don't want to mislead anyone.Thanks in advance.
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Where is the shifter? Don't see one do you have a pic or # from the shifter?
Really need a pic

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I don't know what happened. I loaded 4 pics,I will try again.
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It has the same shape as a Hurst '55-'57 Chevy BB swap shifter that I bought years ago.
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It's an OEM shifter, definitely not a Hurst, but I do not know from what.

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Looks like a Hurst style Muncie shifter that came out in the 69 chevelle. JMO


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looks alot like the shifter thats in my sons 69 Camaro.. I think you could probably get more for it if you took it apart and cleaned it up a bit.... looks to be complete,, and should bring a decent price from a restorer

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-...Q5fAccessories
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Thanks a lot. I will clean it up and see if there are any numbers on it. That shifter is listed for $500.00 but that doesn't mean he will get that,but it does give me an idea what it is worth.
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Thanks a lot. I will clean it up and see if there are any numbers on it. That shifter is listed for $500.00 but that doesn't mean he will get that,but it does give me an idea what it is worth.

Thats very true,, if you look at his other items for sale,, they all seem pretty high,, but I'm not into the Restoration thing, so i wouldn't know ,,,but I would bet that shifter is a pretty sought after item,,,,,,,, by restorers
heres the boot for only 95 $

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/__?_from...uncie+shifters

Is this one yours ?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-CH...item2559c72cb9

My son had one of those shifters on his 69 Camaro,, but put a aftermarket one on [old one probablty wore out] I think he probably stilll has it somewhere

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It's a floor mount, probably after 70 or so Camaro. Most definitely not a Hurst. Doesn't even look the same. It's pretty rough. Might be worth $20 to some one who is after a full restore otherwise nothing in my mind.
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These are not popular for anyone but the stone stock #'s matching crowd, and are somewhat rare because most were taken off and thrown away to be replaced by a Hurst unit. Reason is because the shifter bolted to the floor or the trans crossmember and not the transmission itself, so when the motor and trans torque over when power is applied the shifter linkage goes out of alignment and binds up, and you can't make the 2-3 shift.

This is one thing that made Hurst the desirable unit, the Muncie stock unit was used for just 3 years or so before GM got smart and got on the same page with everyone else and started installing the Hurst shifters at the factory. They were initially trying to not pay the extra for the Hurst unit, and they were not very successful at doing that.

The Muncie shifters were used with the Saginaw trans as well.

Yours could be for the F and X-body, the A-body, or the B-body - I don't know how to tell them apart because they were throw away items to most owners of these cars. Used to see them passed over at swap meets with $10 marked on the stick.
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There were 3-speed shifters this style, there should be a "stabilizer" linkage bar and bracket in case it's there and not known that it's associated w/the shifter.

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Cobalt327 I noticed that bracket in the link Badrat posted. I immediately realized what it was for but have not seen it yet.This was with a pile of parts that came with a 53 Chevy my friend bought.I will keep on looking. The shifter is dirty but not worn out. I understand about the #s matching thing. Thanks for everybody's help.
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Those shifters can be made to shift pretty well without too much trouble. My '72 Nova's factory shifter (Saginaw, not Muncie, but still the same design) used to bind up some, but it got much better after I broke the handle off hitting 2nd gear when it was maybe a year old. It broke off at the S-curve that moves the handle closer to the center of the car. Why they wanted it toward the center I have no stinkin idea.

I had a local blacksmith shop remove the S-curve and weld the handle back together. Upon reassembly, I tightened the stabilizer rod bushings until they almost bled. It worked MUCH better, with no binding whatsoever. Still does, although it's a little sloppy after 170,000 miles.

I figure removing the S-curve takes the twisting force off the pivot point of the handle, turning it into a pure straight-line force. Not to mention the advantage of having the shifter closer to the driver's right side.
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