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Projects The ultimate shift knob?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by b-bop, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 915


    I love to see other people making stuff. This one is out of my abilities because I just don't have the tools to do so. He just builds it as a stainless 8 ball, but it wouldn't be difficult to thread a hole and shift away. Have a watch.
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  2. cool but farrrrrr from the ultimate shift knob
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  3. 24 Dodge
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 731

    24 Dodge

    AWESOME !!!
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  4. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,610

    from oregon

    Just my opinion but I always thought the age old Hurst white 4 speed shift knob was the "end all" of shift knobs and everything after that was just an accessory.
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  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,551


    Might not be ultimate but it's pretty darn awesome anyway!
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  6. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,709


    That heavy son of a gun would wear the shift forks in a transmission!
    Cool, though.
  7. Nice part... Would get hotter than snot here in the summer to grab OUCH !
  8. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,279

    jimmy six

    Watched before.... it’s not black!
  9. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,172


    My neighbor across the alley who is building a non-Hamb type car just posted on his Youtube channel, "Throttle Stop Garage" his wood shift knob build. He does nice work.
  10. grumpy65
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
    Posts: 925


    It looks a bit heavy. Inertia may kick you out of gear every time you hit the loud pedal or the brakes................
  11. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,069


    Absofuckingloutley amazing stuff! What some guys can do.....
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  12. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,315

    big duece
    from kansas

    Bitchin, thanks for sharing the video...!
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  13. I like my Budweiser beer tap shift knob.:cool:
  14. I didn’t make this one, but I am going to have to make it work- it came in the mail yesterday. I am not sure if it is bakelite or some sort of soy plastic that Henry Ford was working on (there is a whole building dedicated to it at Greenfield village). I like bakelite- I have some switches, a compass (likely from a boat), and a leather bladed bakelite defrost fan that are going to make it into something someday. Its a good thing little things make me happy. CDC32F5A-54AB-4400-9259-D55D01AB942F.jpeg
  15. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,558

    Member Emeritus

    Mad skills. Way beyond my paid grade.
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  16. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,507


    Always amazes me what can be done with a lathe and milling machine......neat to watch when they are tools that you have never used, - thanks for posting !
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  17. Cool video, I had an aluminum shift knob years ago had to put a sock on it in the winter as it got ccccooolld !!
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  18. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,592

    from Michigan

    I gotta show that video to my boss....:)
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  19. Lepus
    Joined: Nov 18, 2016
    Posts: 350


    I'm fixing up a 1940s tether car, and I thought one of these would be good for the brake lever, so I made one in small scale. It's 1/4 inch diameter,black and white Delrin. The outside dia. of the lower loop of the 8 is .05 inch, the upper loop is .04, and the lines are .005 thick. 023.JPG 025.JPG 027.JPG 029.JPG 031.JPG 032.JPG 033.JPG 001.JPG 004.JPG 005.JPG 006.JPG
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  20. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,575

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Until you grab onto it on a hot summer day.
  21. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,991

    Rand Man

    My son carved this. I want to have some cast for shift knobs.

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  22. Very cool! ….and very talented.
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  23. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 482


    Okay, okay, The new world of the CNC machine has inspired some cool shit, but being long of tooth, I still like old stuff, like smitty's, Merc taillights, lowering blocks and cut coils, Strombergs, etc. A few years back, I bought a flattie and OD tranny. I have no idea what it was in, but it runs great. The 3-speed OD had this linkage, shifter, and knob attached. Obviously hand made. Now I need a rod to put it in. I had just gone to the trouble of installing a '53 Ford column in my Model A, and didn't have the heart to change it back....... shifter 004.JPG
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  24. I think it's cool, thank's for posting the video. HRP
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  25. I used to run a stainless knob I machined. But when Ryan sent me this one, #29, I thought the gesture was so cool, I just had to use it. Thanks Boss!

  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,767


    I'm thinking I'd have a glove with all fingers down except 1...:p

    I have great admiration for machinests...that was done on vintage equipment too...Thanks @b-bop for sharing was more an artwork for a display but I could see the allure for a Hotrod and it would be Hamb friendly...if it was aluminum it would work...
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2021
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