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Old 11-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default shift knobs

well iv bought a used knob, then a new knob off ebay and both don't fit, threads are to big on both.
anyone have one they would part with, or know where I could get the correct one ?
thanks
ps, this is for my 50 F1
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Why not fill the hole with J-B weld redrill & tap?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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good idea B O B
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:22 AM   #4
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good idea B O B
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You can buy what they call "E-Z" inserts.Not heli-coils. Its like a steel bushing threaded on outside for a bigger thread and a smaller inside thread. I use them some times on the hole up from the bottom on 94 carbs.Work great.They have diff. sizes. kenct.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:37 AM   #5
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Hey Ken ct, where do you get those E-Z inserts? I too certainly have use for something like that.
Are they cheeeeper than heli-coils?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:11 AM   #6
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McMaster Carr ( McMaster.com ) has them. (I'm working frm an IPad and don't yet know how to copy and paste the link.). See if you can find page 3288. I'm pretty sure the thread you need is 5/16-24.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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I took a bolt with right thread pitch and carefully drilled and tapped it to fit the shift lever.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #8
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Hey Ken ct, where do you get those E-Z inserts? I too certainly have use for something like that.
Are they cheeeeper than heli-coils?
I get them at a local industrial parts place here in town. I'll get you the exact name of them later . I have the box from them in the shop.Maybe Mc Master would have them or a Graingers.ken ct. What sizes or size would you be looking for?? In and out sizes? I could send you 1 if needed. Cheaper than HC and you use a standard drill size for outside hole,depending what size the hole is.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #9
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I took a bolt with right thread pitch and carefully drilled and tapped it to fit the shift lever.
The holes in the knobs are bigger than the shift lever,SO how would that work???? ken ct. Oh ok i see what you mean.Thread a bolt into the knob,cut off flush and drill and tap for the smaller size. Lot more work than an E-Z thread. ken ct.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:22 AM   #10
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I used what I had.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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You can get those shift knobs from Napa with the correct thread.
They have them listed under PTO control cables. Red or black.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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On drilling a bolt...can be easy if you have a drill press. Clamp on a block of wood, drill a hole that is tight on the chosen bolt. Use a longer than needed bolt with head cut off, put it in hole in wood, hold protruding end with vise grips to keep it from rotating under the drill. Drillandtap, cut to length, done.
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