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Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« 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!
Len H.  Kansas
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #2 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.
Len H.  Kansas
1969 Z/28 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, born with drive train, complete 3 owner history.
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates

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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 02:33:19 AM »
The originals are 4oz.
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 03:46:20 AM »
Are you guys weighing your balls on your wife's kitchen scales??    :)
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 04:16:32 AM »
And its not the first time  ;)
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 04:44:15 AM »
LOL  You guys are a riot  :D
Len H.  Kansas
1969 Z/28 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, born with drive train, complete 3 owner history.
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates

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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 01:45:10 PM »
I'll weigh mine and post my findings.
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #10 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! :)
Len H.  Kansas
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1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates

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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #11 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?
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 10:07:54 PM »
Thanks Jimmy, looks and weighs the same as the other two above. That helps greatly!
Len H.  Kansas
1969 Z/28 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, born with drive train, complete 3 owner history.
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates

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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2014, 01:43:00 AM »
Good points and info, thanks Chick!
Len H.  Kansas
1969 Z/28 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, born with drive train, complete 3 owner history.
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, born with drive train, original CA black plates