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Title: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on January 26, 2014, 08:04:44 PM
Guys that have their original 69 Z chrome shifter balls please chime in. I have an opportunity to purchase for what I think is a reasonable price and what the guy says is an original chrome ball that he took off of a Z/28 back in the 70's. It is non magnetic and weighs 8 ounces.  I have looked through the old threads both on here and TC and have read where the originals were non magnetic and approx 4 ounces. Anyone have an original that weighs more? I don't want to get stuck with an old repop. Your thoughts please!
Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: HOT3O2 on January 27, 2014, 12:13:52 AM
I've been going through the same hunt. And I've found a few guys selling one they say are originals for 69 Z's but are not. Be careful, they're a high dollar item.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on January 27, 2014, 01:49:04 AM
Thanks Rick! I've been skeptical too when looking to buy one. Hopefully some of the guys that still have the original ones on their cars will help.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: paceme on January 27, 2014, 02:33:19 AM
The originals are 4oz.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 69Z28-RS on January 27, 2014, 03:46:20 AM
Are you guys weighing your balls on your wife's kitchen scales??    :)
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: paceme on January 27, 2014, 04:16:32 AM
And its not the first time  ;)
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: ko-lek-tor on January 27, 2014, 04:19:47 AM
Man, I could say so much, I have a pair of these original shifter, um parts, that I could provide a pic. They are not brass either...why do I feel like Anthony Weiner right now?
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on January 27, 2014, 04:44:15 AM
LOL  You guys are a riot  :D
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: jdv69z on January 27, 2014, 01:45:10 PM
I'll weigh mine and post my findings.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: ko-lek-tor on January 27, 2014, 09:20:08 PM
Had to go to Post Office today, so I took a couple of original knobs and had them weighed. Both examples were 3.9 oz.s each. I am providing pics of both, showing composition under chrome and threaded area. They are 1.78 in. diam. and of course, non-magnetic. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on January 27, 2014, 09:31:30 PM
I appreciate it. That is exactly what I needed. The one I'm looking at has to be a reproduction. Thanks to all for the input and help, even the comedians! :)
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: jdv69z on January 28, 2014, 07:57:41 PM
Here's mine. Weighed in at 3.9 ounces. Maybe it weighed 4 ounces when it had chrome originally?
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on January 28, 2014, 10:07:54 PM
Thanks Jimmy, looks and weighs the same as the other two above. That helps greatly!
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 68camaroz28 on January 29, 2014, 12:44:22 AM
I have both originals and a couple re-pops from years past.  The old (very old) re-pop I have is both heavy and magnetic. The later re-pop is heavier than the original, not as heavy as the first re-pop but more importantly IMHO not magnetic. My car restoration will have an original one onboard but really the important point is to have one that is non-magnetic as I do not thing a judge will pull the knob to weigh but could easly check for magnetism. Originals if the person knows what they have bring very big money normally.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on January 29, 2014, 01:43:00 AM
Good points and info, thanks Chick!
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: HawkX66 on January 30, 2014, 04:14:52 PM
I'm surprised the a/m vendors haven't caught on and started selling the pot metal non-metalic repops yet. Seems like it would be cheaper to make and they could sell them for a premium.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 1968RSZ28 on February 22, 2014, 04:40:28 AM
Here's a NOS one up for bids...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351005459123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Paul
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: ZLP955 on February 22, 2014, 09:48:55 PM
Here's a NOS one up for bids...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351005459123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Paul
Have a feeling that one is going to go for big $$.....
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 69Z28 on February 23, 2014, 09:26:35 AM
Here is anther if this one is correct.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/271382639104?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on February 23, 2014, 02:06:36 PM
Here is anther if this one is correct.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/271382639104?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
This one doesn't look correct to me based on our photos here and says 9/16 thread and should be 3/8, but I'm still learning.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: Azure1969Z/28 on February 23, 2014, 05:11:15 PM
Here's a NOS one up for bids...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351005459123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Paul
That"s "retarded expensive" I wonder if I can sell the chrome plated Hurst T handle that I put on my Z 32 years ago and buy the correct one. I think I gave the original away. Can't remember and can"t find it!
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: JoeC on February 25, 2014, 12:29:34 PM
the one with the 9/16 thread looks like its for 66/67 Chevelle not for 69 Camaro

I collect shifters and had a bunch of them over the last 30 years of buying them at swap meets. Some had the original chrome shifter balls,
they used to sell on ebay for $100 to $200 depending on the condition of the chrome

 there was a repop non magnetic aluminum ball out at one time but not sure if they still sell them
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 1968RSZ28 on March 02, 2014, 07:28:33 AM
Here's a NOS one up for bids...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351005459123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Paul

Sold 3-1-14 for $415.00

Paul
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: x77-69z28 on March 02, 2014, 05:26:55 PM
Bob Harris at camaro specialties sells one that is supposed to be correct for around $55
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 69Z28 on March 02, 2014, 06:47:00 PM
Here's a NOS one up for bids...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351005459123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Paul

Sold 3-1-14 for $415.00

Paul



The rich and the shameless.
Title: Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
Post by: 6667ss138 on March 03, 2014, 01:21:59 AM
Here's a NOS one up for bids...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/351005459123?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Paul

Sold 3-1-14 for $415.00

Paul



The rich and the shameless.
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Yeah and thats to bad because the poor and shameful like me that sure do need one don't have a chance :)