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Author Topic: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?  (Read 2549 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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Len H.  Kansas
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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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Len H.  Kansas
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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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Len H.  Kansas
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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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1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85
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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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Len H.  Kansas
1969 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, complete 3 owner history
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
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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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Len H.  Kansas
1969 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, complete 3 owner history
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, original CA black plates
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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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Len H.  Kansas
1969 07A X77D80 Hugger Orange/Black Vinyl Top, complete 3 owner history
1967 Chevelle SS396 138 Convertible/Red/Black int.
1966 Chevelle SS396 138 4sp California/Smog/Black/Red int. POP, original CA black plates
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