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Hey, my car has a hurst "indy" shifter. Is that any good? It's really stiff. getting it in to reverse is sometimes impossible. Is it suposed to be like that or is there a way to adjust or oil it?

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Hurst shifters use a guide pin to align them. It goes through the bracket and shift levers to keep them in line, while you make the adjustments to the rods, at the transmission. I just measured one and it is right at 1/4" round. Just lock them in place and adjust all of the rods at the shift rods where they connect to the transmission levers.
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while you are checking the shifter body levers, you might want to check the bushings in the trans levers. If they are the plastic ones, they are most likely worn to the point where they need to be replaced. It's been years since I've worked on a real 4-spd, but Hurst used to offer an alum. replacement bushing for those guys that were a little more serious about banging gears
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Define stiff, is it hard to shift forward into gear, or does it not want to go left from neutral, I'd first align all the shift arms on the shifter with a pin (think its a 1/4, I use a drill bit, chuck end) disconnect the rods on the trans. end if the pin want go in. once the pins in , make sure the trans is in neut. rear is rev.( forward is neut.) middle lever is 1 & 2, center is neutral. front lever is 3 & 4 gear center in neutral. with the pin in-place, adjust the rods to where they slide into the levers easy. with a squirt can, oil the shifter really good. I took my apart ( not easy) and greased it good with Vaseline, you know the stuff you use on bedroom door handles on the outside knob.
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Hurst Shifter questions....

As Youngster said,check the bushings.If these are worn your shifter will not operate properly,although there are no aluminum replacement's,it's either plastic or steel.
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And dont forget the spring clips that secure the rod ends. DONT TRY TO USE COTTER KEYS, get the right clips.
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Those spring clips come with the bushings,its called a "Pit Pack",and yes its important to use the right clips.
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