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Old 03-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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looks good but when you see really cold weather
Yep, this is why I'm gonna save the old one. The stock one stays pretty cold for a while too though, but it's not solid metal like the brass one.

I worked on this a little today, turned it on the lathe and drilled the hole down the middle. Now I'm gonna drill/tap for a 1/4-28 set screw or two to clamp it just below the knob. Then I can tighten the shift boot in the groove to hold it up. It will also make the boot a little lower(like the stock one) so that hopefully my hand wont touch it while I'm shifting. Don't know why my pics are coming up rotated. It's supposed to be horizontal.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:02 PM   #12
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I know I hated my metal shift knob in the summer here in Texas lol


Polishing it will probably make it feel better, nothing like touching a smooth surface lol.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:15 PM   #13
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Smooth knobs are awesome
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:41 PM   #14
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I'm taking the day off on friday and getting my windows tinted. Maybe that will help with the heat?
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #15
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I wish I could get some decent tint. Iowa has draconian tint laws. 70% in the front, which is only about 4% better than stock. Any tint on the back, but how stupid does that look? Staggered with 20% at the back and factory in the front.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:01 PM   #16
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Much better. The screws are a little long though... Can't stop til it's perfect.
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Is that collar below the threads on the shifter? If not you could just make another one and tap the middle of it for the threads and screw it on. That way you wouldn't have any set screws at all.

I would like something like this for when I get my new knob. http://www.ebay.com/itm/POLISHED-SHI...item19e29d2a5c
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:56 PM   #18
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Yea, its separate from the knob. I ground the screws down today so they are flush with the collar and it looks way better. I'll post a pic soon. But I kinda like seeing them, and if i get tired of it i can just flip that collar over and have the screws under the boot because its symmetrical other than the set screws. It is also easier to adjust the height of the boot if I put another knob on there like if I were to put the stock one back on when it got too hot/cold. I don"t know how other shift knobs work as far as keeping the boot at the right height.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:38 AM   #19
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I also drilled and tapped the knob about as far as I could too so that it would sit as low as possible. So the shift boot retainer is probably about an inch or so below the threads, that's why I don't get how the boot is held up with an aftermarket knob unless it has a boot retainer built in.
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