The 70-73 Hurst 4 speed shifter was a real Hurst Competition Plus shifter box and was made especially for Ford. It varied from the aftermarket Hurst Comp + shifter in that had a removable handle and used snap-in urethane bushings instead of the thin nylon bushings and spring clips. It has a slghtly softer feel. The handle was retained with a snap clip and rubber bushed to prevent shifter "buzz". The linkage rods bear Ford part numbers, who they were actually made by, I have no idea.dmac0923 said:if i recall, the "Hurst shifter" was a hurst handle but ford linkage.