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Old 03-12-2019, 01:40 PM
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I have a 4-speed shifter that was used in a '75 I owned (until I changed to a Hurst) that bears the number 392184. I don't have an AIM or any books to research, and Google uncovered nothing. I am looking to put it up f/s but I would first like to be able to confirm the years it can be used.

I have the rods and mounting bracket if that would help identifying this piece. Thank you


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Hard to tell from that on picture. Is it a Hurst shiftier? I'd guess more pictures are needed.
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Hard to tell from that on picture. Is it a Hurst shiftier? I'd guess more pictures are needed.
It came with a bunch of parts I bought for a conversion- auto to manual- and was told at the time it's OEM and came off a '74. I had it in my '75 until I replaced it with a Hurst. Thank you




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Looks OEM to me.
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My parts book only went to 72' and it had a different part number than the one you have. I would suspect that it fits all the BW T-10's and the older one in my parts book was for the Muncie. Someone will have a later parts book. It looks just like the one in my 79'

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My Corvette parts book goes to 81. For the 4-Speed, it shows 3921638 as the 68-76 lever. 378185 as the 77-81 lever. Yours looks like 3921840 to me.

Perhaps that isn't from a Corvette?
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Originally Posted by Bikespace View Post
... Perhaps that isn't from a Corvette?
Did car models other than Corvette come with a T-handle shifter?
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Originally Posted by cor66vette View Post
Did car models other than Corvette come with a T-handle shifter?
As far as I know, the Corvette was the only GM car with the "t-handle" reverse lockout feature. My understanding was that it prevented inadvertent shifts to reverse, when the car was being road raced, and not too many other GM muscle cars were road raced.....street raced, yeah, but that involved mostly upshifting, only.
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I didn't think so.

I asked because of Post #6.
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It definitely is the "lever", right, not some other part, and not part of a 3-speed shifter?

If that 8 is actually a 6, and the "0" digit is a 2 that has been ground down...

3921642, 68-76 Y body (Corvette), HANDLE, Cont Rev Rel

Maybe that's it? CONTrol REVerse RELease perhaps? I can easily convince myself that it is 392164(something). My 80 came with a Hurst, so I have nothing to directly compare it to.

Here's an image of the relevant section of 4-speed manual transmission parts.

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Originally Posted by Bikespace View Post
It definitely is the "lever", right, not some other part, and not part of a 3-speed shifter?

If that 8 is actually a 6, and the "0" digit is a 2 that has been ground down...

3921642, 68-76 Y body (Corvette), HANDLE, Cont Rev Rel

Maybe that's it? CONTrol REVerse RELease perhaps? I can easily convince myself that it is 392164(something). My 80 came with a Hurst, so I have nothing to directly compare it to.

Here's an image of the relevant section of 4-speed manual transmission parts.
You may have something there, Bikespace. The more I look at the picture I posted the more I agree with the numbers you see.
Yes, the numbers appear at the base of the lever and it's a 4- speed.
I'll consider it a '68-'76 shifter. I don't have the '75 any longer but I still have a '68. If it will fit the '68 I'll not put it up f/s and just hold on to it.
Thanks for looking into this.
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Originally Posted by cor66vette View Post
Did car models other than Corvette come with a T-handle shifter?
60's Chevelle, Nova, Impala. While looking around for an answer to your post I found this that was interesting , fwiw:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ter-mount.html

Here is a 66 Chevelle

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Originally Posted by karol View Post
60's Chevelle, Nova, Impala. While looking around for an answer to your post I found this that was interesting , fwiw:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...ter-mount.html

Here is a 66 Chevelle
Interesting, and I guess that you either learn something new every day, or have your memory refreshed every day. While my personal experience with GM 4 speed shifters didn't begin until 1971, when I bought a Chevelle SS, growing up as a car enthusiast, I always looked over all the cars I could. This picture indeed jogged my memory, and now I do remember that a neighbor of mine bought a Chevelle in 1964, with a 4 speed, and I believe it did have a reverse lockout. The '71 Chevelle that I bought, did not, so the changeover of shifters occurred somewhere in that time frame, maybe in '68, when the "A" bodies went through their first major restyle.
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