B&M Hammer Shifter

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  1. gtorange97

    gtorange97 New Member

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    Ok friends, I could not find pics or installation tips about the B&M Hammer shifter but anyway was installed with the help of a good friend and really I love this shifter, simply excellent and FULL RATCHET !!!

    I used the Part #81001 for Mustang 1994-2000.


    Here some pics when the shifter arrived at my home:

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    and then began the installation

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    The console needs to be removed

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    ... Console removed !

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    This is a good time for clean the console ;)

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    .. and now we need remove the Stock Shifter

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    Working, Working, Working

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    Look Both shifters (Stock vs Hammer)

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    Right now, i'm wiring the overdrive button.

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    The B&M Hammer Shifter Placed ! Cool :thumb:

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    Ok, now i need to find power for the Gear Indicator LED ....

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    I need 12V with the ignition switch ON

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    ... and BINGO ! I Find it ...

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    Wiring the Gear Indicator LED from the New Shifter to the Stereo (Power Source)

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    The electrical installation was done. :thumb:

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    Let see if the Indicator LED is working properly

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    On .... Excelent ! :dancing6:
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    Finally we need install the lock (security) cable

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    This is a side view of the Lock Cable placed and working !
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    Ok, this is the final result

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    this it is a small video that shows how the shifter work (Sorry, in Spanish :-[ )

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    Please sorry my bad english, this How-To post was placed on my Mustang Website for Spanish speaking enthusiasts

    Enjoy
     
  2. el docum

    el docum Active Member

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    Hello,

    It seem a lot of works to install, did you need it for drag application ?

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  3. gtorange97

    gtorange97 New Member

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    A lots of Work... ? You only needs 2-3 hours. Thats it. I think is really easy to install.

    My mustang is a daily driver and i love this shifter but if you want to use for drag application go ahead, remember, this is a FULL RATCHET Shifter.
     
  4. white98stang

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    ewww that looks like a little work nice thread though
     
  5. Dan95-5.0

    Dan95-5.0 New Member

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    i have had this shifter for 4 years now and i freakn love it too. works great with a shiftkit and built tranny. i had problems installing it tho. the interlocking cable was not operating the way it was suposed to and i wanted it to work like stock. with a little bit of thinking about how it operates, i got it to work.

    the t handle feels great in the hands too. i have my handle at an angle so it feels alot more comfortable for me.

    thanks for the demo vid too
     
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    sry to bring this back up....but how do you turn overdrive on and off with this shifter? cuz i have a shift kit and would want to control 3rd to 4th.
     
  7. Lightning Struck

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    red button, right side of the shifter plate
     
  8. gtorange97

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    Exactly ... :thumb:

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  9. Lightning Struck

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    I had it in my 98gt and I loved it 8)
     
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    Good job gtorange97 hopefully you will help me to install mine. :dunno:
     
  11. Fets

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    Its pretty easy to install. Take out old shifter, transer all the cables to new shifter, make sure it works. Put it all back together. The time consuming parts are taking out the center consoles and what not
     
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    Well, to be honest with you that was the easy part, I’m the guy under the car (see pictures), when gtorange97 said it took about 4 hours, it was like 1 ½ hours to put the shifter in and about 2 ½ to pull me out of the Mustang :hammer:
     
  13. FUK_N_JUNK

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    I just installed my new Hammer Shifter by myself and it took me 1.2 hrs to do in the garage alone ( I have build a-lot of cars though) so if you got some mechanical experience, it is a piece of cake. God I love the feel and how it looks (like a 5 speed) and is deffinatley needed with the new valve body I got, makes manual shifting much-much better.
     
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    what is the point of this without a manual valve body?
     
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    nice write-up O0
     
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    Great write up.
     
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    You need a FR500 steering wheel now to go with the shifter!

    GT
     
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    Me or the OP?
     
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    I finished up my Hammer shifter finally! It works like a charm. I had to order a new shifter cable, mine was cracked and rusted, and not shifting properly, that was the only delay. I also wired it to the existing wires for the O/D and LED light. If I need to see the LED indicator I just put the parking lights on. Kinda cool I thought. I used terminal connectors and heat shrink. Then put plastic flex tubing around the wires in case they bind on something. I like the look and feel of it over the generic stock look and feel. :headbang: