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B&M Hammer Console Automatic Transmission Ratchet Shifter (87-93 V8 w/ Automatic Transmission)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Perfect for Street and Strip
    • Full Ratchet Action
    • Lighted Gear Indicator
    • Reverse Lockout
    • NHRA and IHRA Legal
    • No Modifications Required
    • Fits 1987-1993 Automatic V8 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my breakdown of the B&M hammer console ratchet shifter, fitting all 94-04 automatic Mustangs. Hot rodders have been looking to B&M for well over 50 years, for all of their performance shifting needs, and their presence is still just as strong in today’s muscle car world. Alright, we know the stock shifter can handle the daily driver duties just fine, but when you start getting serious about your street and strip performance, that stock shifter can quickly become a liability. You can miss shifts, get hung up between gears, and in some very rare, very extreme cases, even shift into neutral or reverse which obviously is never a good thing. When installed the B&M allows you to manually shift the forward gears of your Mustang, by either ratcheting up or down on the lever, or on the other hand you can just leave the shifter in drive and cruise around like you would using the factory shifter, it’s the best of both worlds. Thanks to the reverse lockout feature, you can easily bang those gears without having to worry about accidentally shifting into reverse. Taking a closer look at everything you receive from B&M, you can see this is a total package, of course they include the shifter mechanism itself but they also include a factory like shifter bezel, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot, and a B&M T handle shift knob. This shifter is both NHRA and IHRA certified, making it an excellent choice for any street or strip Mustang. The hammer is a no modification needed bolt on for the AOD trans found in all 94-04 automatic Mustangs. You will need to do some work both inside and underneath the car, so make sure you have your jack stands or ramps ready before you get started. In addition you will need to wire in the overdrive button and LED illumination into your factory wiring, so just make sure you have a soldering iron ready. When it’s all said and done, you should be wrapped up in about 2 hours from start to finish. Perhaps one of the best features about this shifter that you won’t find in the product description, is that a majority of our customer reviews say the B&M ratchet shifter just makes the car more fun to drive, well there’s really only one way to find out, so with the shifter installed let’s grab our GT and put it to the test. Alright so we’re out in the 2000 GT, we’ve got the B&M ratchet shifter installed, and my first impression looks wise is it looks killer I mean it adds a little bit of that race car flavor to the interior, but we want to see how this thing performs. Right now we have it in drive, and we’re just kind of cruising around like you would in a normal automatic car, but what’s a ratchet shifter without actually shifting, so with that said, we’re coming up to a stop sign here, we’ll ratchet it on down into first. Alright, now we’ve got the car in first, we’ll pull out here from a stop and see if this thing shifts as it should. Hammer on, second, third, there you go, I mean it does kind of make driving an automatic fun in a way, I mean you’re shifting the car, again it’s not exactly like a manual car, you’re obviously not working the clutch but for the most part, it gives you something to do. Overall, total package, it looks great, performs as it should, and it’s a great value, so be sure to check out the B&M ratchet shifter for your 94-04 Mustang, right here at AmericanMuscle.com

    Full Ratchet Action. The stock shifter is fine for daily driving, but it has some serious drawbacks when it comes to street/strip performance. The Mustang B&M Hammer Ratchet Shifter has a full ratchet action mechanism for solid positive shifts, so there is no fear of hanging up between gears or missing a gear all together.

    Reverse Lockout. To prevent you from accidentally shifting into reverse while your banging through the gears the B&M Ratchet Shifter features a reverse lockout mechanism. To shift into neutral, reverse or park positions, just lift the trigger and ratchet the shifter forward for each position.

    Direct Fit Installation. The B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter was designed to fit the 1987-1993 Mustang's center console with no modifications required to the factory AOD transmission. And to further simplify the installation this ratchet shifter includes the neutral safety switch, backup light switch, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot and polished aluminum T-Handle.

    Application. This B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter is designed to fit the 1987 to 1993 GT and LX 5.0 Mustang's equipped with an AOD Automatic Transmission and meets NHRA and IHRA requirements.

    Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

    MPN# 81002

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Shifter
    • (1) Shift knob
    • (1) Shift boot
    • Installation hardware
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (15)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Second gear? Hi, so will this shifter let me hang in 2nd gear a long as I want on a '91 Mustang without doing the 1-D-1 shufffle? If this shifter actually gives me my 2nd gear back on my AOD that would be pretty amazing!? Thanks!

        • Unfortunately for the AOD guys you still have to do the 1-D-1 Shuffle. However, this shifter makes it much easier.

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        Can I just by the part where the shifter connects to the transmission

        • We do not have just that part no.

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        Do I have to shift car or can I just put car in drive and go

        • No other modifications would be required. This ratchet shifter includes the neutral safety switch, backup light switch, lighted gear indicator, leather shift boot, and polished aluminum T-Handle.

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        Will this work with a c4

        • The B&M Hammer Console Automatic Transmission Ratchet Shifter will only work on AOD Transmissions.

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        will this work in a 86 mustang?

        • This shifter is designed for the 87-93 V8 Mustangs equipped with an automatic transmission. Unfortunately it will not work with a 1986 Mustang.

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        10 More Questions
        Does anyone know if this will work with a car with a 4L80E? 1 answer
        So if your just cruising around can you drop a gear and go like a manual? 1 answer
        Just purchased an 86 gt will this work along with it? Whenever I'm searching on the site I can never find "86" specific. 1 answer
        Bully shifters capable of having a 3 speed with overdrive, in other words are you able to ratchet shift all 4 Gears manually... Going to change the valve body in my aod to make it a 4-speed manual automatic transmission 1 answer
        i installed this product recently, everything went really smooth, the only issue i'm having is the shifter will not go into park, what might be the cause? 1 answer
        Does this fit an automatic 92 mustang 2.3l lx? 1 answer
        With this shifter would i need the "B M Transpak Shift Kit (80-92 V8, excluding 1992 w/Electric Shift)" ? Could they work together or would it be redundant? 1 answer
        I have an 89 GT with AOD. My current factory shifter lets me shift from L to 2 then to D (no 3rd). Will this shifter give me true all 4 gear shifting ? 1 answer
        Can i use this on a 79 5.0 fox with a C4 w/o OD? 1 answer
        B&M Shifter I have been looking at these shifters for some time, my question is do they work just like the stock shifter, meaning do you just pull it down to drive or do you have to racket it to get into drive? Then if you want to race your stang you can start out in low by racketing it down? Then racket up for 2nd & 3th and then drive? Do you still have to drop it back down after shifting into second to keep it in second? Thanks, MRGH 2 answers

          Customer Reviews (20) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.4

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Performance Gain 4.166667 4.2
          • Fit 4.555555 4.6



          • 4/5

            April 09, 2019

            Great Shifter

            Let me start by saying the only reason I have this four stars is cause the instructions could be a lot more detailed. The shifter performs really good a must needed upgrade from stock. The main thing you need to do is make sure your vehicle is in neutral before you start removing old shifter and cable this Will save you a lot of headache. Then install new shifter make sure it is in neutral also the connect the cable and take out all slack and you are good to go.

            Mendoza0311

            Year: 1987 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 04, 2018

            B M shifter

            Had to do quite a bit of fabrication to make that work. That was not a plug-in play for sure.

            ThomasK

            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            September 18, 2018

            Looks good but car still shifts when it wants to

            Looks good but car still shifts when it wants to. Second gear still shifts quickly.

            SalF

            Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 02, 2018

            Nice look and good quality

            Good feel and stronger look than stock good upgrade

            TimB

            Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            May 28, 2018

            New Shifter

            Great product makes my car look slick and perform well!

            ReneR

            Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            March 15, 2018

            Love it

            Love the shifter, it looks and feels amazing. I get a lot of compliments on it also.

            DreakH

            Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 06, 2018

            Great product! Easy install!

            Easy install...except for the complete disassembly of the console. Great quality and looks way better than the stock shifter. I definitely recommend this shifter!

            MikeM

            Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (5)

          • 5/5

            October 13, 2017

            What you need

            BandM shifter is perfect for the 5.0 Mustang for the Mustang guys up there make sure you get one

            AndrewF

            Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 23, 2017

            Easy, easy install

            Took a little getting used to, but once I got it down...wow. Install was pretty simple,which is fortunate for me since the instructions were lost due to my box being destroyed during delivery. That being said adjusting linkage was a snap..got it on the first try. Love this shifter.

            WeymouthD

            Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            February 21, 2017

            Second shifter

            I had the same shifter for 7 or 8 years and about 5 years ago some idiot broke the reverse lockout trying to move my car. I am finally getting around to replacing it. No problems replacing it but both have issues with the LED.

            Patrick

            Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 05, 2016

            Very nice

            I hate the factory foxbody shifter so when I seen BandM made a shifter that fit in my console I didn't hesitate I ordered it!! I've had a few BandM ratchet shifters in other vehicles in the past and I've always liked them but adjusting the cable on this one is by far the hardest out of all the BandM shifters I've had. I don't know why maybe because it uses the factory cable and mine is 25 years old but it took a few times of adjusting and readjusting but I finally got it. Everything else installed great and I love the shifter it's by far my favorite shifter I've owed. This is a must have upgrade for automatic pony cars. It does take a couple hours to install because the console has to come out but I also cleaned everything since it was all out.

            Tork

            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 28, 2014

            Just looks nice

            This does nothing your stock shifter can't do. It just makes the "aod" shuffle a little easier. Indicator setup is very poor had to hook my indicator light to stay on all the time cause you can't see without. I don't know why b&m hasn't changed gear indicator setup yet. Also indicator light wire was missing negative cable had to buy from b&m for 20$

            Mikemarz

            Year: 1988 Submodel: GT Boston, MA, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 05, 2013

            Great Action, Terrible Indicator Design

            The operation of the shifter works great. The indicator setup is a very weak design and needs a lot of tweaking to make the indicator work correctly (shifter indicator bracket drags on the cover and you must add grease to the indicator slides as the action is rough). Could definitely benefit from a redesign by B&M. Shifter arrived timely. Thanks American Muscle for the quick delivery.

            Cody09

            Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Kentucky, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 25, 2013

            B&M SHIFTER

            Great shifter easy to install ang it looks great and makes the stang fun to drive.

            GODSPEED50

            Year: 1989 Submodel: Other ELGIN IL

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            March 05, 2013

            It's Hammer Time!

            This B&M HAmmer shifter fixes one of the few problems with the automatic trans 5.0. The shifter is so skinny and plain looking and the handle has become worn and faded from years of handling. The B&M looks beefy and changes the whole appearance of the console. It also makes driving an automatic fun with the ratchet function. I had a shop install it because it looked beyond my level of installation skills. Well worth it in my opinion. Love it!

            mantiger808

            Year: 1990 Submodel: GT Ventura, CA, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            February 20, 2013

            A must if you intend to race or shift on your own

            Overall im very satisfied but there were a few issues along the way such as the clips on the bezel they are hard to secure and I had to use crazy glue to hold them in place on the bezel otherwise they tended to pop off when installing the bezel. After the install was complete it is a little tricky to adjust the TV cable I viewed several You tube videos for some help and was able to attain a good adjustment after a few tries. The final product installed does look nice and really has a factory look to it. As for shifting its not like a turbo350 so it does take a little getting used to but what a difference compared to the stock shifter, I now have total control of the shifts and dont have to worry about messing up and upshift. Final opinion is a must have and take your time and the install will be easy and really looks great to.

            DanLINY

            Year: 1990 Submodel: Other Long Island, New York, USA

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 27, 2012

            Hammer Shifter from B and M

            This shifter can take a little getting used to and I suggest having a shop put it in to get the cable linkage right , but overall I enjoy this product , Real easy shifting on freeway from drive to overdrive comfortable fit in hand, great styling. Depending on the temp. outside can get really hot or freezing cold but that's of no concern still looks and works great sits back so you can access your CD player in your 5.0. Great product. Have received many compliments on its looks!!!!!!! Especially good sitting in a transmission with a shift kit!!!!

            Jhound397

            Year: 1988 Submodel: Other Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            November 10, 2011

            Great product

            This was a replacement for my first B&M Hammer Console Shifter which lasted 10 years of daily driving and fairly regular track time before giving up the ghost. The original was heavily abused on a regular basis with the "AOD Shuffle" before I modded the valvebody. I expect this one to last as long, if not longer. It is a straightforward and fairly easy install. It took us a couple of hours on a Friday evening to remove the old and install the new one. B&M provides good instructions on the installation and the the all the parts needed are in the package. I would recommend this for anyone needing a good shifter in a street/strip machine.

            Loadclr

            Year: 1991 Submodel: Other Wichita, KS

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            August 01, 2011

            B&M Hammer shifter for AOD Mustang

            This is an excellent product. Install was easy and I am by no means a mechanic. This shifter looks like it was original in the way it fits. There is no cutting or fab work to be done. I would highly recommend this product.

            Steve K

            Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (10)

          • 3/5

            July 04, 2011

            on the fence

            After a couple of weeks, the reverse lock-out only failed once. the shift cable only came off once, (same time). It was easy to install, the indicator LED is rubbing in the shift indicator, causing a scratch all the way up the indicator(looks like i bought it used). did I mention that its real shiny. I DO like the way it looks on the console, which fits perfectly..looks like it belongs there..

            SouthCaliMack

            Year: 1990 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (10)

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