shift knob with microswitch?

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  1. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    Anyone know of a factory gear shift knob for 73-81 shifter (or at least can be adapted) that has a built in microswitch?
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There isn't much of anything to replace the knob in the aftermarket.
    (Maybe someone has produced something recently but there was nothing when I was searching a few years ago.)
    A wire would have to be run down the outside of the shifter shaft as there is a moving rod inside of it.

    I guess you could hollow out a spot in the knob (for a switch) and cut a groove down the side for the wiring. (And backfill the groove with epoxy or something.)
     
  3. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    Yeah either that, or design something. I have access to some solid modeling software... could simply 3D print it at that point.

    But if something is already available....
     
  4. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    One of the thirdgen guys said this particular knob is out of a Pontiac GTP, but not much more info than that. Anyone here know?


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  5. 71flh

    71flh Veteran Member

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    My thought is someone could rob contacts from whatever, drill holes and make it happen w/ a bit of epoxy. Then again w/ an early shifter, as stated above, wire is exposed. I tend to wonder why people buy an old car and then work to make it a new car.
     
  6. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    I simply like the new car driveability but prefer the old car styling. Pretty much the definition of Pro-Touring.
     
  7. NeoNeuro

    NeoNeuro Veteran Member

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    I believe Gear Vendors sells some shift knobs with switches.
     
  8. ULTM8Z

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    Yeah, I saw their stuff...
     

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