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Author Topic: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?  (Read 1358 times)
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« on: January 26, 2014, 03:04:44 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!
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 07:13:52 PM »

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.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 08:49:04 PM »

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.
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 09:33:19 PM »

The originals are 4oz.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 10:46:20 PM »

Are you guys weighing your balls on your wife's kitchen scales??    Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 11:16:32 PM »

And its not the first time  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 11:19:47 PM »

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?
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 11:44:15 PM »

LOL  You guys are a riot  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 08:45:10 AM »

I'll weigh mine and post my findings.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 04:20:08 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.
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 04:31:30 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! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 02:57:41 PM »

Here's mine. Weighed in at 3.9 ounces. Maybe it weighed 4 ounces when it had chrome originally?
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 05:07:54 PM »

Thanks Jimmy, looks and weighs the same as the other two above. That helps greatly!
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 07:44:22 PM »

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.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 08:43:00 PM »

Good points and info, thanks Chick!
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2014, 11:14:52 AM »

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.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 11:40:28 PM »

Here's a NOS one up for bids...

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

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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2014, 04:48:55 PM »

Have a feeling that one is going to go for big $$.....
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2014, 04:26:35 AM »

Here is anther if this one is correct.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/271382639104?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2014, 09:06:36 AM »

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.
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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2014, 12:11:15 PM »

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!
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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 07:29:34 AM »

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
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2014, 02:28:33 AM »


Sold 3-1-14 for $415.00

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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2014, 12:26:55 PM »

Bob Harris at camaro specialties sells one that is supposed to be correct for around $55
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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2014, 01:47:00 PM »




The rich and the shameless.
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2014, 08:21:59 PM »




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 Smiley
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