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Old 01-12-2005, 12:16 AM
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8-ball shift knob on TH350 ?

hello,

the french bandit is back.

I've a question for my TransAm 1978 equipped with a TH350 automatic:
I want to buy a "8-ball" or "moon eyes" shift knob (door lock and air cap too) but i've ever seen it on manual transmission !
For automatics, they whould have a part able to move to select the gear, and on the "balls" I don't see want can move.

thanks for all.

P.S: the flame thrower you advise to me is very terrible !!! thanks again

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I have similar plans, I want to make a die shift knob for my Monte, also with automatic tranny, but haven't found anything suitable out of the box either. I think this is because there are so many different shifters so that it wouldn't be possible to make a universal fit one. My plan is to get hold of a Moon die knob if possible and install the pushbutton myself, otherwise make a custom one. I'd first look for something suitable as a button, probaly turn one, and then carefully drill a hole through the top of the die to install it.

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I have an old....

...hurst(i believe) shifter where pushing the knob down is how you activate the neutral safety switch. If you could find such a shifter, all you would have to do is drill a hole in the bottom of the 8 ball to fit the shifter.
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This idea's not bad either. I think it could be done with original shifters which have a pushdown button on top and not the t-handle with button on the side as well.

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Re: I have an old....

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...hurst(i believe) shifter where pushing the knob down is how you activate the neutral safety switch. If you could find such a shifter, all you would have to do is drill a hole in the bottom of the 8 ball to fit the shifter.
ok, but the interest of a 8-ball or a mooneyes shift knob is the symbol at the top of this part!

So il we drill and put another button, it's just a ball and a button wothout funny symbol
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You don't drill totally through. You just drill part way. You push the entire knob down.
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:17 AM
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I got one here for my B/M shifter http://www.shrunkenheads.com/Product...hift_Knobs.htm they have a rubber grommet in the bottom to screw onto any shifter. I donīt see how you could modify it for a production shifter without ruining the ( logo.
They are large and clumsy, tend to flex on their rubber mounting.
Put my piston shift knob back on.
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Wmarden has said something fine:
push the entire ball dawn.

the problem of that is the ball will ever push on the selector. If the ball is too fat, it'll be always in a down position.

So another idea is:
-to create un circle screwed on the tube.
-put a spring on it
-put the 8-ball driller but not totally through.
I think it'll hard to make a unvisible cricrle base... but able to be made.


I've found that on this website:
8-ball installation on hotrodders.com
But, I don't understand which part can move and which one is fixed.
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