1967 Camaro Muncie shifter update to Hurst Competition Plus
Installing a Hurst Competition Plus in place of the factory Muncie shifter.
Mark Ehlen- MCR Staff
There probably hasn’t been anyone who’s ever driven any type of performance car with a clutch (or even an ordinary driver for that matter) that hasn’t been tempted to “pull a gear”, usually second gear, just for the thrill of seeing how fast one could change gears under power. Even better if one could “chirp” the tires in the process.
While this can be done with a stock shifter, performance enthusiasts tend to find them a less than positive experience. Drag racers in particular demanded a quicker, more positive shifter so way back in 1965, the Hurst Competition Plus shifter was designed for that market and it has remained unchanged in all these years since.
One of the real benefits of the Competition Plus is its ability to fit within a stock console without any modifications so it is a natural for any restoration project. The handle looks stock yet it has a race proven design under it. That’s the reason these are MCR’s go to shifter for these types of applications. Installation of a Competition Plus is pretty straight forward but there are a couple of things to pay attention to.