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Please show us your manual transmission shifter and boot
#1
I am looking for ideas on shifter boots. I am having issues with the stock looking boot that it is not fitting well my TKO600 adapted restomod. I am interested in pictures showing your setup either be original, aftermarket, adapted from another vehicle, restomod, etc. I also would like to know the brand, model and better yet a link to where you found it. This will help a lot of us out there looking for alternatives. Thank you.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#2
(02-21-2019, 12:26 PM)tony-muscle Wrote: I am looking for ideas on shifter boots. I am having issues with the stock looking boot that it is not fitting well my TKO600 adapted restomod. I am interested in pictures showing your setup either be original, aftermarket, adapted from another vehicle, restomod, etc. I also would like to know the brand, model and better yet a link to where you found it. This will help a lot of us out there looking for alternatives. Thank you.

 Tony, when I was checking for other manufacturers and suppliers for my 71 boot, I think it was CJ Pony who have a leather one. That might be perfect for yours.
Just a thought. If not CJ, try NPD, I don't think it was Summit though.
Geoff.

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#3
I got a faux leather one off ebay a couple years ago just to get it on the road. It was cheap, but has held up surprisingly well. I will get a pic tonight and post it. I am planning on getting the trusty old sewing machine out at some point and making a nicer one though.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#4
I'm running a fire resistant boot system

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vms-8...ZgEALw_wcB

It uses an aluminum frame that mounts to the floor and the boot snaps to the frame

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#5
Good options guys. Please snap some pictures and post them.

In the mean time here are a few of my current setup. So long story short, although it looks great it doesn't work. When shifting forward to first or third the pleats get overstretched which pull the shifter out of gear. The shifter rod from the trans ends up 1 1/4" forward from the center of the opening. I built an adapter to center the shifter but then the adapter is hitting the pleads of the shifter. Therefore I need a boot that is less stiff or that has a bigger base. I think the two options suggested may work but I would like to see some pics.


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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#6
Just a thought, can't you get a shorter throw shifter for that the trans ? I know the fox body crowd may have some input......
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#7
Kind of a crappy picture bu a Hurst set-up that was used with my original top loader. This, as shown, is with a TKO 600 5 speed. I can shoot a better photo if desired.

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(02-21-2019, 09:59 PM)dM Wrote: Kind of a crappy picture bu a Hurst set-up that was used with my original top loader. This, as shown, is with a TKO 600 5 speed. I can shoot a better photo if desired.

The shift rod in my TKO for some reason is 1.25" forward from the center of the tunnel opening. Was yours centered? Mine was an auto and I assume that the tunnel opening is located in the same place for auto or manual.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump
Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes
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#9
T5, Hurst shifter handle and boot.

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