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Old 05-11-2019, 08:42 PM
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Do any of you guys have aftermarket shift ***** on your vette? The only ones that I have seen are universal *****, and I don't know how well they would fit. Anybody?
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Callaway used to make a nice anodized aluminum one. It would be nice if they did another small run.
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I need keep my OEM shift **** so I'll know where each gear is...
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Am I in second E or third E???
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i kinda like mine...


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Do any of you guys have aftermarket shift ***** on your vette? The only ones that I have seen are universal *****, and I don't know how well they would fit. Anybody?
Thanks,
Mike
This was more than a while back, but there were plenty of aftermarket ***** for 6 speeds with the same thread pattern; trouble being, they all had T56 shifter patterns with the reverse in the wrong place. The only one that didn't was a Hurst ****, proprietary for their ZF6 linkage, with the correct shift pattern. Available (then) in black or white. I got one, it's a nice piece.
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I've got a plain black ball (no shift pattern drawn on it) on my stock shifter. Works just fine.

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Got my black pool ball with the proper shift pattern on top from twistedshifterz. They have several styles that fit the c4.

Fits well and looks great. The only bad, is that for the reverse lockout ring to lift up freely, the **** has to be adjusted a little higher on the shaft than I would have liked. I'm still looking for some type of flexible wrap to cover it up.

Pictures to come this evening, when I get home...

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White Q-Ball always been one of my favorites... I like it on the red/black interior in my Z.

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Old 05-14-2019, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 81c3 View Post
White Q-Ball always been one of my favorites... I like it on the red/black interior in my Z.

Love that look. Who is the manufacturer?
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I got it on ebay... Ill get you a name later on...
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I'll be watching this thread for ideas. I want to switch mine out also. Problem is that I'm on my 2nd Q Ball and 2nd stock appearing ****. They won't thread on. After messing with each one I can get it to turnabout 3 times before it tightens. I don't know if my shifter threads are are bad, or non-stock. But. I really don't want to strip the shifter. Any suggestions
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Originally Posted by M1917 View Post
I'll be watching this thread for ideas. I want to switch mine out also. Problem is that I'm on my 2nd Q Ball and 2nd stock appearing ****. They won't thread on. After messing with each one I can get it to turnabout 3 times before it tightens. I don't know if my shifter threads are are bad, or non-stock. But. I really don't want to strip the shifter. Any suggestions
Go to the hardware store and buy a nut of the right size (9/16-18 IIRC) and see how it threads on. If it doesn't, I would start questioning if the shifter had been changed. Then get a thread gage that has both metric and SAE flags and match the threads up with one. See what it actually is. If it is a 9/16-18 and you still can't get a **** on, then get a die and run it down to clean up the threads.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:07 PM
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I use the black Hurst ball on my Hurst shifter.

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:29 PM
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I bought one from Twisted Shifterz. Hurst style black ball with gears 1-6 and reverse. Fit perfect with my stock shift lever as well as looked way better and even felt better. This is for my 96. I figured as long as the threads inside the **** and on the stick match you are fine.
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I have a white one of these on a ZF waiting to go in. They have a specific option for the Corvette threads to work with the reverse lockouts.

https://www.hotrodshiftknob.com/coun...ck-shift-****/
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:07 PM
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I have a C5 6 speed ****. Itís leather, a little bit larger than the C4 ****, has nicer looking stitching and it still looks period correct in the car. That said, while I prefer the look of this ****, I did find the C4 **** slightly more comfortable in my hand.

It threads right on and also accepts the plastic C4 shift pattern plate. This would be a good choice for a low flare stock look. If you want something that stands out more, look elsewhere.
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