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Old 02-08-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Update on the console Install.
It took me 6 hours today to get this done but now that I've done it I could shave a couple hours off that lots of trial and error but it went very well compared to most of my Ideas . I would have done a how to on this but I'm sure it could be done better by someone else this is just how I would do it. Took It for a short ride it was getting late and I was beat but , it was wild could not get use to it I kept wanting to grab the collom shifter (still in the truck) I felt like I was driveing a 60s hot rod like my 69 mach 1 I had in high school I'll keep you all posted as I make progress

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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that's gonna be sweet mod!!!!
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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How does the shifter work exactly? Would be very cool to be able to connect it to the valve body. Not sure how the tranny would like that though.
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Way to go!
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:05 PM   #5
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quote: How does the shifter work exactly? Would be very cool to be able to connect it to the valve body. Not sure how the tranny would like that though.
You have to run the cable that comes with the shifter to the trans and remove the factory one. Cool thing is that the shift indicator on the dash still works it must be computer controlled.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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quote: How does the shifter work exactly? Would be very cool to be able to connect it to the valve body. Not sure how the tranny would like that though.
You have to run the cable that comes with the shifter to the trans and remove the factory one. Cool thing is that the shift indicator on the dash still works it must be computer controlled.
I saw this video
So you move it forwards or down and it will only go through one gear at a time unless you pull up on the little lever?
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:24 PM   #7
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here's the operation.
STRAIGHT GATE MODE: With the
trigger in the upper position, the shifter
functions in the STRAIGHT GATE
mode. The handle travels in a direct
line forward and backward from Park to
Drive. The trigger must be raised up to
clear the stop gates while going through
the gear positions.
RATCHET SHIFT MODE: The
RATCHET SHIFT mode allows firm,
positive no-miss upshifts and downshifts
through all the positions from 1
(Low gear) to Neutral. To switch from
STRAIGHT GATE to RATCHET operation,
first operate shifter to the Drive
position. The trigger will snap down
approximately 3/4". The shifter is now
in the RATCHET MODE, Drive gear
position. The shifter will only operate in
the RATCHET MODE between Neutral
and First, it will not ratchet to Reverse
or Park. This is done to prevent accidental
shifting into Reverse.
SHIFTING IN THE RATCHET MODE:
Move the shift handle forward or backward
with a quick firm action until it hits
the internal stops, and allow it to spring
return to the center position. The shifter
is now ready for the next shift.
To switch the shifter from RATCHET
MODE back to the STRAIGHT GATE
MODE, operate the shifter to the Drive
gear position, pull up firmly on the
trigger to engage the STRAIGHT GATE
MODE and move the handle forward to
Neutral, Reverse and Park.
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quote:Originally posted by hemi06ram:
here's the operation.
STRAIGHT GATE MODE: With the
trigger in the upper position, the shifter
functions in the STRAIGHT GATE
mode. The handle travels in a direct
line forward and backward from Park to
Drive. The trigger must be raised up to
clear the stop gates while going through
the gear positions.
RATCHET SHIFT MODE: The
RATCHET SHIFT mode allows firm,
positive no-miss upshifts and downshifts
through all the positions from 1
(Low gear) to Neutral. To switch from
STRAIGHT GATE to RATCHET operation,
first operate shifter to the Drive
position. The trigger will snap down
approximately 3/4". The shifter is now
in the RATCHET MODE, Drive gear
position. The shifter will only operate in
the RATCHET MODE between Neutral
and First, it will not ratchet to Reverse
or Park. This is done to prevent accidental
shifting into Reverse.
SHIFTING IN THE RATCHET MODE:
Move the shift handle forward or backward
with a quick firm action until it hits
the internal stops, and allow it to spring
return to the center position. The shifter
is now ready for the next shift.
To switch the shifter from RATCHET
MODE back to the STRAIGHT GATE
MODE, operate the shifter to the Drive
gear position, pull up firmly on the
trigger to engage the STRAIGHT GATE
MODE and move the handle forward to
Neutral, Reverse and Park.
That is very cool. Would This work? It doesnt list are tranny but seems like it would be universal to me. Is the function of this the same as B&M? Sorry for all of the question, just very curious about this now. It seems on Hurst one you have to put in reverse first to enter its ratchet mode unlike the B&M where you leave it in drive. Am I correct?
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:16 AM   #9
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[/QUOTE]That is very cool. Would This work? It doesnt list are tranny but seems like it would be universal to me. Is the function of this the same as B&M? Sorry for all of the question, just very curious about this now. It seems on Hurst one you have to put in reverse first to enter its ratchet mode unlike the B&M where you leave it in drive. Am I correct?[QUOTE]
Ask as many question as you like I'm glade to help. Your right that Hurst does'nt work the same you must return to park or reverse to enter rachet mode. I picked the B&M Megashifter because it is universal it does'nt list our trans as one it will fit that's because it does'nt have a shift arm/leaver that fits our 545RFE so you must modifi the oem one it has a stud on it you have to cut it off grind it down flat and drill a hole for the B&M shifter cable swivel connector. This message has been edited. Last edited by: hemi06ram, document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Mon, 09 Feb 2009 05:30:33 GMT-0800', '09 February 2009 08:30 AM')+''); 09 February 2009 08:30 AM
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:13 AM   #10
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Good work for sure, and the Mega shifter is a great choice! Install looks great!
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