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Staple balls

posted on 4/4/15 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
Knob Problems!

Many years ago, I had a long, bendy knob that fitted nicely, but I sold it and ended up with a short, straight knob.

Anyway, problem is thus. I'm not sure what the best course of action is here, should I bend my knob, get a long bendy one again? something else?


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coozer

posted on 4/4/15 at 08:50 PM Reply With Quote
Think you need a good clean up before you touch your knob!





1972 V8 Jago

1980 Z750

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Staple balls

posted on 4/4/15 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
That area hasn't had much use over winter, so my knob's a bit dusty
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daniel mason

posted on 4/4/15 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
Who did you sell your knob too?
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Staple balls

posted on 4/4/15 at 09:01 PM Reply With Quote
Honestly? I can't remember, one of those years I suspect.
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daniel mason

posted on 4/4/15 at 09:14 PM Reply With Quote
I could do with a longer one! Any ideas?
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Staple balls

posted on 4/4/15 at 09:41 PM Reply With Quote
I've heard a bit of gentle stretching can help
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mark chandler

posted on 4/4/15 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
Get a grip please
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Smoking Frog

posted on 4/4/15 at 09:54 PM Reply With Quote
Although posting pictures of your knob should be discouraged, I think you need some kind of extension.
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Benzine

posted on 4/4/15 at 10:03 PM Reply With Quote
I'd stick the whole shaft in a vice and clamp it up really tight, then tug at the end until it's bent towards you more.
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maccmike

posted on 4/4/15 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote
I reduced my shaft as the knob stuck out too much
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omega 24 v6

posted on 5/4/15 at 07:51 AM Reply With Quote
Once seated I doubt you'll be able to reach your knob comfortably unless you kink it.





If it looks wrong it probably is wrong.

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joneh

posted on 5/4/15 at 07:59 AM Reply With Quote
Looks like you'll catch your fingers on the dash unless a kink is added.

Don't want to end up with a sore hand.

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Staple balls

posted on 5/4/15 at 08:01 AM Reply With Quote
So then, kinking my knob?

Vice + Brute force = happy? bit of heat perhaps?

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Staple balls

posted on 5/4/15 at 09:49 AM Reply With Quote
Whee! I now have a short, bent knob, I think it might need more bending, but I suspect it'll feel crappy at that point, dash needs fitting and finishing before I do any more.



FWIW, stripped the thing down, clamped as low as I could without bothering the spring, heated until cherry and bent with a handy pipe.

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maccmike

posted on 5/4/15 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote
Oh, we were talking about gearknobs!
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