Help selecting shifter please...

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  1. allcarfan

    allcarfan The Answer Man Founding Member

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    I am looking for a ratchet shifter that works with a reverse manual valve body in a C4. I would like to have a rubber or leather-like boot. I am looking at the B&M hammer shifter, but I dont know if it has a reverse ratchet shifter like action. I am not intersted in a 1/4stick. The quick silver shifter looks good, but, again, i dont know if it has a reverse shifting action...and it really doesnt have a boot.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? pics?
  2. 88 Fox GT

    88 Fox GT New Member

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    I have a B&M Hammer shift, yes it will ratchet both reverse and forward. It's a great shifter, solid ratchets, and the feel of it is great.
  3. allcarfan

    allcarfan The Answer Man Founding Member

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    Got a pic of it installed?
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    88 Fox GT New Member

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    Sure do.
    I have lowered the shifter base quite a bit since this picture. Just cut the bottom of the base. So, it looks alot better in there now than it did in this pic.
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  5. allcarfan

    allcarfan The Answer Man Founding Member

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    how much did you trim off? I plan on doing the same thing. I ordered one earlier today
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    88 Fox GT New Member

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    I don't remember exactly how much (sorry it was last year:p) But, I just trimmed it down until it looked good and functioned well.
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    That steering wheel must be pretty popular, because my car had the same one when i first bought it, but i didnt really care for it so i changed it to another Grant wheel, the 3 spoke wheel with the Mustang emblem on the horn button :nice:

    BTW- Your interior looks nice :)
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    88 Fox GT New Member

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    Thanks.:) I have only seen this steering wheel on one other car around here.
    Speaking of the interior, that reminds me I need some sort of new pedals.:scratch: I don't like the stock ones...
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    Some nice billet pedals would look cool :nice:
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    88 Fox GT New Member

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    I thought so too, do you know where I can find some? :D
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    Nope, sorry. Im sure that you could find some though, it just may take a little searching :)
  12. mustangman70

    mustangman70 Founding Member

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    Well I have a couple of questions, after seeing the hammer installed i am definitly going to get one, but what is involved in doing this? if i wanted to move the shifter torwds me some would there be a big hole in the floor???? or becasue the console is big would it cover that up? will i get quicker shifts be getting that or would i need a shift kit too?
  13. allcarfan

    allcarfan The Answer Man Founding Member

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    A shift kit will get you crisper shifts.

    I will do a write up with pics this weekend when i install the hammer shifter.
  14. mustangman70

    mustangman70 Founding Member

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    Sounds like a plan to me lol, did you ever get your grille done?

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