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Old 04-30-2005, 04:04 PM
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Gennie or Lokar

I just bought a Lokar nostagalic shifter and messed with it all weekend only to find out that they drilled the holes for the adjustment of the neutral safety switch in the wrong spot, so I cant adjust the switch properly. I have to return it to Summit where I bought it but I dont know if i should get another Lokar or go with Gennie? I like the Lokar mounting bracket because it is adjustable and it bolts to the back of the tranny, I was wondering if the Gennie would be filmsey because it only goes into those 2 pins in the side of the tranny (turbo 350)? any information would be helpful, thanks dave

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Old 04-30-2005, 04:07 PM
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Buy a Hurst or B&M shifter instead. Better quality that's worth the extra money. DO NOT buy a Daytona brand shifter. As soon as you shift, you cut the speedo cable.
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I have used Lokar shifters exclusively for the past 10 years and have found their quality unsurpassed. Usually there is no need to adjust the neutral safety switch since they are pre-set at the factory. Gennie makes good shifters but doesn't offer as many designs and options as Lokar.

I would not consider Hurst or B&M for your purposes since neither offers the kind of look you're going for. They're good quality units but neither will give you the appearance of an old style shifter that Gennie or Lokar can provide.
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Old 05-01-2005, 12:29 PM
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Well some hurst shifters are built to look retro. Like the pistol grip shifters. But yeah, B&M is all machined aluminum that doesn't look like it goes on an old rod.
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Well some hurst shifters are built to look retro. Like the pistol grip shifters. But yeah, B&M is all machined aluminum that doesn't look like it goes on an old rod.
Most of the Hurst shifters go real well in '50s and up Street Machines and Muscle cars. I have a factory Hurst "S" shaped 4 speed shifter in my '64 Polara and I love it. The B&M stuff is more along the line of the "race" look and goes real well in "pro-street" style cars. If anyone is looking for the old style '30s-40's long neck look Lokar and Gennie are pretty much the only ones out there.
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Gennie Shifter is better. 350 mounts at four points on trans, not two.
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I am not a fan of the shift-gate lock out pattern of the Lokar.


I have one in my Dodge that is GM powered with a t-350 tranny.
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A/G Willys,

B&M has a new model, "Street Rod Shifter", which looks like a Lokar.
Check it out :
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/prod_l...tSearch_id=225

It's the third one down.
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Thanks alot for all the replys, I wound up going with a Lokar heard too many negative things about the Gennie, like the gates wearing out. It was a real ***** to adjust the neutral safety switch but I found out that if you unscrew it and add a very thin washer (with the washer that comes with it) it makes it alot easier to adjust, thanks again for all the help.
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:40 AM
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what shifter to use

Here is my two cents; I would say the B&M ratchet style (mega shifter) is the easiest shifter to operate and also stout. The others hurst for example requires one to pull up on the stick to get to reverse, this little goody is a pain in the *** when trying to move back and forth in short movements, as if you were parking in a tight spot, Those lockars are just prissy. Not real functional just pretty and if something is just pretty one assumes, it is made just to look at also the button will get sticky in time.............. like trailer quees, nice cars as long as your not into driving, but for the price of a magazine I can have the same experience................. wow it looks nice..................
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personally id take a hearse or b&m shifter over lokar...decent price and looks just like it belongs...i personally the hearse shifter best because of the nostalgia behind them that is just my preferencfe..i reckon it just is the drivers preference..
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personally id take a hearse or b&m shifter over lokar...decent price and looks just like it belongs...i personally the hearse shifter best because of the nostalgia behind them that is just my preferencfe..i reckon it just is the drivers preference..
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hearse? could that possibly be Hurst?

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Old 06-01-2005, 01:24 PM
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yea,,i just relized that..lol;...i feel so stupid..im jsut used to typing hearse because i own one...im sorry
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