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Gear Knob Hollowed Out


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I've read a few of the threads  I could find which show some genius takes on what a gear knob could be!

 

I'm happy with my standard wooden one though as the title indicates, mine is hollowed out and had no franchise on the gear lever anymore. I had figured out - pre-thread search - that a M15 ID insert of some kind was the go - however I am trying to figure out what best to use (M15 not a typical size for anything in hardware really).

 

I can see there is a rivet nut that may work as an insert (again, not sure they come in that size) but other than that, a smooth sided OD with an M15 ID hardware item isn't popping up on google that I can find. I saw that someone used a tapped copper pipe on one thread, but interested in any other advice please.

 

Thanks as always.

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1 hour ago, zambo said:

I saw that someone used a tapped copper pipe on one thread, but interested in any other advice please.

 

I wonder who that could have been....  

 

I wonder if you could wrap the shifter with one thin layer of Teflon tape, all the way up the threads to the end and then smear a thin layer of JB weld on it and a bit inside the wood, so that when you push it down, it sticks to the wood, but the tape allows you to unscrew it, once the epoxy has set.

 

Just trying to come up with a creative solution.  It's not something I've tried.


TOm

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59 minutes ago, esty said:

wrap electrical tape around the threads on the shift lever to tighten it up....just a suggestion

Thanks Esty - it’s had the treatment with the electrical tape but it’s still a bit loose. It would benefit from the return of some mechanical fitting. I’ll think on it. 

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37 minutes ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

 

I wonder who that could have been....  

 

 

Well done Tom - I just re-looked at the thread with your various post from circa 2016, but at the time of reviewing yesterday, neglected to note that your were the innovative soul that came up with the threaded copper pipe. I did skip thru that post because it was much focussed on everyone's take on cool knobs rather than the fixing approach - yours showed the threaded ID and hence why I stopped. Good knobs on that thread though ... for those that are interested.

 

 

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3 hours ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

 wonder if you could wrap the shifter with one thin layer of Teflon tape, all the way up the threads to the end and then smear a thin layer of JB weld on it and a bit inside the wood, so that when you push it down, it sticks to the wood, but the tape allows you to unscrew it

 

 

I've done this successfully with my Triumph TR bakelite gear knob where the threaded plastic had failed. Smeared the metal gealever thread with thin coat of silicone (release agent), put a blob of epoxy in the pastic knob...pushed it all together so the epoxy squeezed into the thread form and after 6 hours unscrewed the knob along its new epoxy cast threads.

Been good for last 10+ years.

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