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copo

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lock nut for the shifter ball
« on: November 15, 2006, 09:53:51 PM »
Did the 69 4 speed shift lever use a lock nut on the shifter ball ? There is no lock nut shown in the AIM or my 67-70 GM camaro parts book. I don't recall  seeing one on any original cars I have looked at over the past years.

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Re: lock nut for the shifter ball
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 05:25:50 PM »
Nope, no lock nut or setscrew on the chrome knob.
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Re: lock nut for the shifter ball
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 03:12:55 AM »
i wonder why so many people sell them as original for 69 z28?
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Re: lock nut for the shifter ball
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 03:10:00 PM »
4-speeds without a console used a different two-piece knob with the shift pattern on the upper half, where the lower half served as a lock nut.
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Re: lock nut for the shifter ball
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 10:03:27 PM »
The P&A 30A describes it as a "Knob Unit" and clearly shows it in two parts just like John described it.

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Re: lock nut for the shifter ball
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006, 02:28:57 AM »
i wonder why so many people sell them as original for 69 z28?
Because ALL the Parts people make money that way. Because it is in a catalog, doesn't always mean it is correct or original.