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GTRocks
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posted 03-26-2005 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a bullitt shift knob for the '93 ages ago. I really like it. Then I bought the Saleen. The shift knob on it was a POS. It attached with set screws and the bottom retaining nut would vibrate loose in about 5 minutes. The PO obviously had the same issues with it since there are vise grip marks on it. I canned that and bought one from auto zone. Well, it had set screws too, although the packaging didn't say that so it went back to Auto Zone the next day. I then decided to buy another bullitt knob. This time I decided to get one that was polished off of E-bay. I found one that was threaded and "won" the auction. Got it in the mail and it had a scratch right under the "2" for second gear. That went back (nice seller, completely cooperative). Unfortunately, that was his last one so I couldn't get a replacement. All the while I have been using the '93's knob on the Saleen. So I figured I'd just get a stock knob for the '93 since I'm going to be selling it anyway. Can't find one to save my life! Had a neighborhood kid that said he had a box of them and he'd bring me one. That was 3 weeks ago.

So I bid on another polished knob on E-bay. "Won" that auction and just got delivery toady. Would you believe it....set screw!! Nowhere in the ad did they mention a set screw. Says, "Milled from billet aluminum". Sigh....

I sent him the return request email. Why is this so hard?!?!?

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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 03-26-2005 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've thought about getting one for the GT, but dunno how bad it'd be on heat transfer...and when it's out in the sun (I don't wanna burn my hand or anything...heheh).

I'd also have to throw some anti-seize on it...aluminum on steel probably wouldn't be good (I believe my Tri-Ax handle, at least the threads, are steel).

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Stewart
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posted 03-27-2005 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GTRocks:
So I bid on another polished knob on E-bay. "Won" that auction and just got delivery toady. Would you believe it....set screw!! Nowhere in the ad did they mention a set screw. Says, "Milled from billet aluminum". Sigh....

Heh....don't kill me amigo but, have you ever thought about asking the seller first if it uses a set screw?

Stewart

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GTRocks
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posted 03-27-2005 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In retrospect, that would certainly have been a better move. However, I also think sellers should be a bit more responsible about stuff like that. He has 2 pics on there, and both conveniently hide the screw. No mention of it at all. He does have 97% positive though, so hopefully it'll work out.

Just frustrating how much I'm going through for a stupid knob!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-27-2005 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would a little semi-permanent Loctite keep it in place?

The things guys have to go through for a little knob...

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GTRocks
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posted 03-27-2005 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But if it would just screw on, you wouldn't need a set screw. They stay in place just fine if you screw them right! :weg:

Why you would sell a shift knob for a Mustang and not have it threaded is beyond me!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 03-28-2005 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GTRocks:
Why you would sell a shift knob for a Mustang and not have it threaded is beyond me!

New school versus old school. It's all about money. They don't make them like they use too.

Dave & Terri

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