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OK, well after a couple of hours of f---ing with installing a new hurst shifter, and not being able to get my 73 year old fingers in to get the shifter bolted up to the plate, i decided to make a little more room. So I cut a slot or small section out of the counsel area, so that I can not only install the two bolts, but if the stock shifter was in place, insert the tool to adjust the gate. I made a nice piece of fiberglass to insert in its place and it is now a removable access plate. I have never seen such a **** poor design in anything as this. No room to do anything. And I have three lifts in my shop, makes it easier to get under, but the rest is no piece of cake.
So much for my venting, hope everyone had a safe and Happy Easter.
Well, after a couple of cold ones, and the wife in the car to hold the shifter in place, I finally got the bottom bolt in. The top bolt not to bad after wards. Thanks for the words of encouragement, now just waiting for Hurst to send the 3-4 shifting arm so I can get this completed. Yup, longer fingers or a longer arm is needed.
I put a Hurst shifter on my 64 327/300 4speed Impala..... in my driveway.... WITHOUT lifting the car!
I guess the fact that it was 1964, AND I was 20, had something to do with it.
Glad you're done!