Shifter base for T4 or T5 swap from 1982-1995 S10 truck

Shifter base for custom conversions using T4 & T5 transmissions sourced from:

  • 1982-1987 Chevy S-10 & GMC S-15 pickup - except RPO M73 (Isuzu S101 4 speed)
  • 1988-1993 Chevy S-10 & GMC Sonoma pickup - 2.5 & 2.8L only
  • 1994-1995 Chevy S-10 & GMC Sonoma pickup - 2.2L only
  • 1983-1987 Chevy S-10 Blazer & GMC S-15 Jimmy - except RPO M73 (Isuzu S101 4 speed)
  • 1983-1989 Chevy S-10 Blazer & GMC S-15 Jimmy - 2.5 & 2.8L only
  • 1983-2002 Camaro & Firebird - base fits, but is not correct in most cases
    • The Camaro tailhousing crossmember mount is angled to match the original rotated bellhousing. If you use the Camaro tailhousing, you should use a Camaro bellhousing and a Camaro shifter which is angled to match. It is a poor idea to use a straight bellhousing with an angled trans mount as that mount is intended to be horizontal (will fail in constant shear); instead change to a S10 or Ford tail. If you insist on using a Camaro tail with a straight bell, this shifter base is the one you would use. But if you are using a Camaro rotated bellhousing, DO NOT BUY this shifter - see the special Camaro swap base with angled stub.
  • 1982-1987 Chevette & T1000 - gas 5 speed only
  • 1985-1989 Astro & Safari van
  • 1982-1983 AMC Spirit & Concord
    • "5-bolt" base for AMC 4x4 applications (CJ, Eagle) available by request
  • 1991-1997 Isuzu Rodeo - 2wd 4 cyl only
  • 1994-1996 Honda Passport - 2wd 4 cyl only
  • 1999-2006 TVR

NOT FOR USE IN THESE VEHICLES - see separate listings for complete kits. For all other T5 models, see separate listings; T5 shifters are NOT universal! This base mounts on a rectangular 4-bolt pattern that is ~ 2.88" wide x 3.44" long; stub pivot ball center is ~1.2" below flange. Applicable tailhousing casting numbers include 1352-066-901, 903, 904, 906, 907, 911, 916, 918, 920, 922, 924, 926, 927, 930, 931, 933, 941.

A Hurst stick is required (NOT included, sold separately). Other brands and homemade sticks are discouraged. Stick mount has 3/8"-24 threaded holes spaced 7/8" apart on center + mating serrations for a Hurst stick on one face. Due to larger mounting threads (3/8"-24), sticks that use 8mm mounting bolts (most OE, "non-TKO" Lokar, others) will not work. Lokar TKO sticks can be mounted but only to the smooth side of the stub. To select the proper parts:

  • Wait until new transmission is installed to buy shifter parts
    • Remove existing shifter base if present
    • Sit in vehicle, in driving position, with all interior trim (dash, console, etc) in place
  • Define desired knob location in space (neutral position):
    • Measure height from base flange to desired knob location = overall height
    • Measure side & rear offsets from receptacle bore to desired knob location
    • See this diagram for clarification
  • Study the Hurst stick page for shapes that meet your needs
    • Allow 3-6" for stick mount height
    • Choose a stick and see what fulcrum heights are compatible with it (see chart)
    • Check overall height (see chart: stick height + mount height = overall height)
  • Confirm chosen combination achieves desired knob location and that fulcrum height works with stick length selected
    • Consider various stick & stub combinations to optimize
    • Note long sticks on angled mounts will strongly offset knob to left (can be 5-6"+)
    • Options E & F require a Hurst stick directly mounted on side w/ serrations

Stub fulcrum height options (critical to optimizing leverage for short throw):

Option For stick length stick mount height stick mount angle upcharge
A 8" 3.1 vertical default
B 10" 3.6 vertical +$10
C 10"+ 4.6 vertical +$20
D 12"+ 5.4 angled 14 deg left +$30
E 13"+ 4.3 angled 14 deg left +$40
F 14"+ 4.5 angled 14 deg left +$40
G 6" 3.5 angled 11 deg left +$10
H 5" 3.0 vertical +$10
  • Stick length = point-to-point distance from mount hole to knob thread
  • Stick mount height = distance from base flange to stick bolt hole (affects knob height)
  • Fulcrum height = distance from lower ball to fulcrum pin; varies by option, not published
    • Warning: Follow stick length guide to avoid excess effort & component failure

Kit includes mounting hardware and instructions. Compare to discontinued Hurst #3910040 & 3916110 + current #3916045. The base is built by Core Shifters using proven components inside a custom housing:

  • Billet steel gear selector stub
  • Hardened steel cross-pin & stainless steel fulcrum pivot ring
  • Self-centering cross-gate bias springs with heat treated spring seats
  • Glass-reinforced polyamide fulcrum socket with steel wear clips
  • Extruded aluminum housing with Spirolox steel support ring
  • Zinc-plated laser-cut steel base-plate & cover
  • Rubber oil control seal with steel retaining ring
  • Vibration-resistant serrated flange head steel retaining bolts

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