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  • Laemmle
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    My Avanti has a Hurst Competition Plus shifter with a stock looking Avanti shift rod. The ball is plastic threaded with no insert so it could potentially strip.

    I am located in New York State.

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  • Warren Webb
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    The Hurst shifter handles I've bought in the past come with bushings for various sizes. The one on my 62 Daytona fit the stock shifter handle.

    60 Lark convertible
    61 Champ
    62 Daytona convertible
    63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
    63 Avanti (2)
    66 Daytona Sport Sedan

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  • ivorydan
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    Laemmle, I don't know where you live, but here in the Midwest we have a hardware chain called Menard's. In their specialty fastener drawers aisle, they have a 5/16-18 jam nut that you can thread on first, then thread on the shifter ball and back the nut out to the ball to keep it snug and not twist loose. 29 cents + tax. Dan

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  • Laemmle
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    Took ball with me to Advance Auto Parts.......they had a board with two dozen small threaded rods.......the ball fit the 5/16 18 like a glove!

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  • Retired
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    Get a thread gage at Harbor Frieght/Sears/FAPS. You will then know for sure and have the gage for future use.

    Richard

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  • Laemmle
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    Dat b it!

    5/16-18

    Thanks to all for the help..........now if buying one were that easy!

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  • ivorydan
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    5/16-18

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  • Milaca
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    Or you can put Loc-tite on the threads, turn the knob to where you want, and it should stay put.


    Brent's rootbeer racer.
    MN iron ore...it does your body good.

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  • bams50
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    You beat me to it, Bob[^]

    In some cases you need a low-profile nut for a locker; if you can't find one you could grind down a stock one. Another way is to thread the shaft down another half-inch or so.

    Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    GOD BLESS AMERICA





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  • sweetolbob
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    quote:Quoted from Bowhawk

    If you can come up with a way to get the orientation or the shift patern correct let me know.
    Put a nut on the threaded section first, screw on ball to desired orientation, Tighten nut against ball.

    Bob

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  • bowhawk
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    If you can come up with a way to get the orientation or the shift patern correct let me know.

    Bill Bow

    1962 GT Hawk
    Clermont, Florida
    "Consistantly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." Me

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  • 57 Silver Hawk
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    You can use a guide from die & tap set if you still have it at home for measurement. Hope it helps you.

    Steven

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  • Studeman
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    1/4-20

    You might be able to "bush" the Hurst ball/handle down with a helicoil..

    Ray


    Specializing in Studebaker Restoration

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  • Tom Bredehoft
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    Or just note the thread.

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  • DKing
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    Or maybe another option would be to take the knob with you and find a bolt that will screw into it with your fingers at the hardware store. Buy that one and note the thread.

    David King
    1964 Studebaker Commander
    1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (615)
    1966 Pontiac GTO convertible

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