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Old 11-20-2020, 06:24 PM
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Default 1963 Catalina 4 Speed OEM T10 Shifter too Short for New Owner

The new owner of the 63 Catalina "Ventura" tri power car does not like how "low" the T10 shifter is. Is there a replacement you can recommend that wlll work with the stock console?

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:54 PM
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Hurst makes a replacement but it wont have the T handle and will be a flat handle.I have one in my 62 and had one in my 63.Tom

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:56 PM
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Hurst makes a replacement but it wont have the T handle and will be a flat handle.I have one in my 62 and had one in my 63.Tom
Hi Tom, will it work with the console? Thanks

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Old 11-20-2020, 07:12 PM
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Did in both of mine!Tom

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Old 11-20-2020, 09:43 PM
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Did in both of mine!Tom
Hi Tom,

Do you recall the Hurst Part #? Can you provide a pic if you have one handy?

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Old 11-20-2020, 10:43 PM
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Peter Serio on this site might have the number!Tom

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If it's the same Hurst shifter for non-console cars, the Summit part numbers are p/n 3917308 shifter, along with p/n 3734734 installation kit.

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Old 11-20-2020, 11:57 PM
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It calls for the 3917308 for Grand Prix so I would say it fits the console car.Tom

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Back in the 1960s Hurst used to make a shifter specifically for the early full size Pontiacs to address the short coming of the factory unit.

The one they sell today also fits a bunch of other GM cars (including 64 Nova, 64-66 Chevelle) and 64-65 GTO. Part #3917308 is a replacement shifter and that one will NOT fit or work on any early 1960s Pontiac (big car) with a factory console.

I have one of the original design Pontiac shifters here from 1963. I could post a photo in case anybody would like to see.

It was made to be taller than the GM shifter plus it has a bend in the chrome part (underneath the boot) to accept the fact that the transmission did not bolt onto the back of the bellhousing totally horizontal. The T-10 bolts up and was rotated 15 degrees counter-clockwise on those early Big Pontiacs. I think that may have had something to do with the starter bolting to the bellhousing instead of directly to the engine block. The shifter was made to fit the cars as they came from the dealership back then, if you have replaced your drive train and the engine then the aftermarket part # 391-7308 would probably work.

Do you still have the original engine in your car with the factory Borg-Warner T-10. 27 spline output shaft transmission?

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Peter,I think I got the one in my 62 GP from you years ago.Fits perfect except the stick is pretty short.I will get the car on the lift and see if I can see a number.Tom

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Default Here is the original Hurst set-up for the 62-64 GP

Hurst shifter from 1963:
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The OEM shifter, in my '63 Safari on top of a T-10


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