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  • Transmission / Overdrive: 4 speed shifter ??

    FOR 1963 - 1964 HAS STUDEBAKER LISTED AS A OPTION, A HURST SHIFTER OR PRODUCED IT AS STANDARD EQUIPMENT FOR THE 4 SPEED TRANS> ?? I HAVE SEEN BOTH STRAIGHT SHIFTERS WITH BOTH A PLAIN WHITE BALL AS WELL AS THE 4 SPEED LOGO ON THE BALL. A LOT OF 63 and 64 CARS WITH THE HURST SHIFTER AS WELL. ANY INPUT ??? PONTIAC MADE IT STD> ON THEIR BOTH 3 SPEED AS WELL AS 4 SPEED CARS DURING THESE YEARS.

  • #2
    No. Studebaker never offered a 4 speed shifter from the factory, though many people have installed one.
    regarding shift handles, bench seat cars got the curved handle, while those ‘62-‘64s received a straight handle
    Eric DeRosa


    \'63 R2 Lark
    \'60 Lark Convertible

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    • #3
      I should say they never offered a Hurst shifter from the factory
      Eric DeRosa


      \'63 R2 Lark
      \'60 Lark Convertible

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 2R2 View Post
        No. Studebaker never offered a 4 speed shifter from the factory, though many people have installed one.
        regarding shift handles, bench seat cars got the curved handle, while those ‘62-‘64s (that had Bucket Seats) received a straight handle


        The above Maroon Text needs to be added to this Post to make it correct.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          You can use a Hurst shifter with the removable handle and have a nice round handle that looks STOCK made for it. Since it is all hidden below the floor no one would ever know...except it can now be shifted!!!!



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          • #6
            I installed a Hurst shifter on my ‘63 GT, and it is the single best thing I’ve ever added to the car. The original shifter had a mile of distance between gears and was so sloppy. Hurst has nice, short throws with no slop. Found the mounting plate template for it in an old Dick Datsun performance book I have. Might be able to find it for you if you need it.

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            • #7
              Mine also had a Hurst shifter; it was wonderful. It came to me that way and I assumed some one in the cars past decided to clean up his language and splurge for one. An excellent decision! I never understood why Studebaker decided they needed to have a pos floor shifter.

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              • #8
                The stock column shift system from 53 and newer was pretty bad also, IMO.

                Maybe drivers' expectations were low in those years. Maybe most new car buyers wanted automatic transmissions.
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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                • #9
                  Bob Beckert, have an extra Hurst shifter in attic. Competetion Plus i believe. shifter only, nothing else. if interested PM me. Luck Doofus

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                  • #10
                    My 63 Superlark got a Hurst shifter before it was a year old. The original Studebaker shifter was made by Ansen. It was not a very strong or durable unit and somewhat sloppy. Chevy used the same shifter up to 1963. Many of those were replaced with Hurst units as well.
                    james r pepper

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