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Looking good and getting closer!

I'm curious to see what you decide for the shifter handle. I love the shape of the 70-71 Hurst stick and the TKX shifter stub seems to end up pretty close to where the Hurst socket would be...
 
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Looking good and getting closer!

I'm curious to see what you decide for the shifter handle. I love the shape of the 70-71 Hurst stick and the TKX shifter stub seems to end up pretty close to where the Hurst socket would be...
Hi Matt
Just so happened I was working on this while paint was drying. I as well love the look of the 70-71 Hurst T handle. My brother got his Boss 302 when I was 12 years old and I was hooked. The Mopar guys can have that pistol grip.
First the lever that came with the TKX is a little tall for my liking. So I was all abought using the stock lever. After installing it I found the forwarded gears 1-3-5 are just a little out of reach do to the TKX shift stub being to the front of the shifter hole. I ended up cutting abought a inch and a eighth off bottom the shifter that came with TKX. Sitting in the seat it feels right going threw the gears with TKX shifter but still think it looks tall. Maybe when the shift boot is installed it will look better.
 

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Moving along. Doing a lot of small things that are not worth posting.

Did some clean up on the radiator and gave it a cote of paint.

Took note on Ron's post of the Rickster and cut down the A/C idler pulley bracket. Sprayed it with the twist lock brackets.
 

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This weekend was a good weekend for progress. Installed heater houses , P/S houses , upper and lower rad houses , A/C bracket with idler pulley , belts clutch fan , radiator , shroud , battery and cables.

Up next the A/C and wiring.
 

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