Originally Posted by speedranger
I dont like either the arm or the hurst ball, I just want the stuff below the arm (short throw)
You cant just blot on the fx4 arm? maybe i should look at it again...
The attachment points are different. The Hurst shift cup has a short arm that comes out with two holes. The arm mates to that, and the bolts hold the two together.
Ford uses a weird cam bolt to lock the arm to the selector rod. It's a nice design, but darn hard to reverse engineer. You would have to cut the FX arm apart, and find a way to make a square base out of the bottom. Problem is; there is a big cylinder at the bottom where I believe Ford installed their sound dampening.
Stock and FX4
Wayne, The dynamat around my old Hurst cup melted just like yours. Fortunetly, I had wrapped some high heat plastic around the cup, so it didn't make a big mess. The FX4 shifter doesn't generate the heat like the Hurst, so the dynamat under the console has stayed solid. I also used dynamat extreme, which has a higher melting point.