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Last but not least, Tim installs the shifter. Joe and Tim chose Hurst's Original Quarter Stick, which is available with a forward- or reverse-pattern valvebody. Of course, since the Pro Mod C4 has a reverse-pattern valvebody, the reverse-pattern Quarter Stick is the one Tim is installing. The chrome handle is used to disengage the shifter out of park and down into reverse, neutral, and the forward gears. Once in First gear, Joe will simply pull the shifter back one detent to engage Second gear, and do the same for Third gear. The shifter won't allow you to go from the forward gears to Neutral or--heaven forbid--Park unless you pull the chrome handle. We wouldn't recommend anyone trying to go from a forward gear right into Park, though. Doing so will cause a pretty horrendous noise. Ask us how we know. Your author tried it on a dyno once.