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Old August 8th, 2014, 06:30 AM   #201
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OH you mean the photo.. I was about to say my knob is screwed on backwards... is that the way its threaded or can I fix that!?
There is no way to sync the thread on the knob with the thread on your shifter shaft so that the letters ends up oriented correctly if you just tighten it down.

This is way I provided a locking nut for those that ordered one of the 3 standard VW thread sizes. You thread the nut on the shaft until it bottoms out, thread the knob on as far as you can and then back it off until the letters are oriented the way you want, hold the knob there and then tighten the locking nut up against the bottom of the knob.

This is pretty standard for shift knobs that have a pattern on them that needs to be oriented.

If you ordered the knob with the Empi thread size or any other oddball thread size, you are on your own to get a locking nut.

If yours is 180 degrees out, you might be able to take the knob off and rotate it 180 degrees when you restart it and you might get lucky and have it closer.

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Old August 8th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #202
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Jeez. This reminds me of a neighbor who paid me to install a Hurst Mystery Shifter (floor shift) in his son's '58 Ford (3 speed stick with overdrive) hardtop. The kit came with a round black knob. So far so good.
The kid then bought a Hurst T-handle and 'installed' it himself.. The dad had me come back over and check my installation, because the T-handle would only, "fit sideways." The look on the dad's face when I took the handle off, threaded on the stop nut supplied with the handle, then put it back on at the desired angle, was as they now say, priceless.

Have I mentioned the 2 mpg increase in my Single Cab's gas mileage since installing my Genuine Volksrod Shift Knob?
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Old August 8th, 2014, 08:12 AM   #203
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Can you put me down for #16 it's my little girls hockey number

pilot hole pls
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Old August 8th, 2014, 10:35 AM   #204
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There is no way to sync the thread on the knob with the thread on your shifter shaft so that the letters ends up oriented correctly if you just tighten it down.

This is way I provided a locking nut for those that ordered one of the 3 standard VW thread sizes. You thread the nut on the shaft until it bottoms out, thread the knob on as far as you can and then back it off until the letters are oriented the way you want, hold the knob there and then tighten the locking nut up against the bottom of the knob.

This is pretty standard for shift knobs that have a pattern on them that needs to be oriented.

If you ordered the knob with the Empi thread size or any other oddball thread size, you are on your own to get a locking nut.

If yours is 180 degrees out, you might be able to take the knob off and rotate it 180 degrees when you restart it and you might get lucky and have it closer.

Good luck.
Ahhh thanx explains it.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #205
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Unless you pick up a can, or handy spray bottle, of 'Thread Sync' (in either metric or SAE formulas) at your friendly local hardware store.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #206
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Old August 8th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #207
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Your aircraft experience is showing.


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remove the shift knob
tear an eraser off the end of a pencil,
wipe a sticky booger on to the end of the shifter lever,
stick pencil eraser onto booger,
screw knob down onto eraser
once it starts squashing the eraser turn until it lines up
stop
wipe the rest of the booger off your finger.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 11:47 PM   #208
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OMG... I can't believe you had to write down a how-to on fitting the knob correctly on this Forum
On thesamba I would have expected the need....

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There is no way to sync the thread on the knob with the thread on your shifter shaft so that the letters ends up oriented correctly if you just tighten it down.

This is way I provided a locking nut for those that ordered one of the 3 standard VW thread sizes. You thread the nut on the shaft until it bottoms out, thread the knob on as far as you can and then back it off until the letters are oriented the way you want, hold the knob there and then tighten the locking nut up against the bottom of the knob.

This is pretty standard for shift knobs that have a pattern on them that needs to be oriented.

If you ordered the knob with the Empi thread size or any other oddball thread size, you are on your own to get a locking nut.

If yours is 180 degrees out, you might be able to take the knob off and rotate it 180 degrees when you restart it and you might get lucky and have it closer.

Good luck.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 11:42 AM   #209
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OMG... I can't believe you had to write down a how-to on fitting the knob correctly on this Forum
On thesamba I would have expected the need....
To be fair I have a Hurst shifter and I never got a locking nut.... however maybe a stack of washers will help.
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Old August 9th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #210
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Ok. Explains a lot. Sorry..
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Old August 9th, 2014, 01:24 PM   #211
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All the Hurst shifter knobs I have had over the years (still have a few left) had a set screw in them, just make sure you put something in before the set screw so it doesn't screw up the threads on the shifters threads


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All the Hurst shifter knobs I have had over the years (still have a few left) had a set screw in them, just make sure you put something in before the set screw so it doesn't screw up the threads on the shifters threads


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I got the knob on straighter second time it was 90 degrees off managed to get an extra 80 something more good enough for me
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The Hurst shifter I was installing was in 1966, and I was sixteen. Now its a 'few' years later, and I'm still chuffed to bits with a new VR knob for my SC.
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Old August 30th, 2014, 04:13 PM   #214
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Old September 4th, 2014, 01:44 PM   #215
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#071.. is now in securely in my possession..
Thanks John..

Have no idea what its going to land on.... but at least I have it when I decide.. .
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Old May 13th, 2015, 01:56 PM   #217
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Old July 17th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #218
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Are there any of these still available?
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Old July 17th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #219
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Yes, I still have several of them available. Let me check my list and I will post the numbers that are still available.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #220
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Thank you.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 04:00 PM   #221
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OK...just checked my spreadsheet and I have the following numbers available.....

9
10
11
12
17
20
21
23
24
25
26
27
28
31
32
33
35
36
37
38
39
42
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47
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89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98

I haven't actually made all of these but I can make any of them in a day or two. Just let me know if you are interested and I will get them ready.
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I'll take 42. Silly question, will it fit in a newer VW?
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Old July 17th, 2015, 05:01 PM   #223
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I'll take 42. Silly question, will it fit in a newer VW?
No idea. It would all depend on the thread size of the shifter handle. I provide the shift knobs with one of three thread sizes:

7mm x 1.00
10mm x 1.50
12mm x 1.50

or just a simple pilot hole.

With the threaded ones, I also provide a matching lock nut. With the pilot hole you are on your own.

Please e-mail me your name, shipping info, and which thread size you want to jaransont3@comcast.net. You can also use that e-mail for the PayPal payment. As soon as I get the info and the payment I will get the knob out to you.

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i can't believe these didn't sell out..

if i can get off my ass long enough to figure out a good threading, maybe i'll order a second one.. 002 is still sitting on my computer desk with just a pilot hole because i haven't found a machine shop i trust in Virginia.. also haven't looked for a machine shop, but yea...
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Old July 17th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #225
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Payment sent. Should fit and look good in my Jetta with a bunch of stupid looks.
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