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jim28607

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Chrome shifter ball
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:05:51 AM »
Did the Muncie 4 spd w/ console ,chrome shifter ball
have a set screw?
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 11:28:24 AM »
You don't say what year but in 1968.....no.....Joe
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 11:35:45 AM »
I do not remember seeing any factory shift balls that had a set screw. Only aftermarket stuff.
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 11:38:56 AM »
You don't say what year but in 1968.....no.....Joe
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 04:42:47 PM »
I do not have my AIM, but It might use a 1/2 height jam nut?

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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
I'm pretty certain that in 69, there was no jamb nut used on the chrome shifter ball.   I believe William told me that back when we were trying to decipher my car and I thought the jamb nut was missing.

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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 10:56:37 PM »
Would think a jam nut or set screw would only be necessary if the orientation of the shifter knob mattered, like if it had the shift pattern on it.
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 11:05:39 PM »
I'm pretty certain that in 69, there was no jamb nut used on the chrome shifter ball.   I believe William told me that back when we were trying to decipher my car and I thought the jamb nut was missing.

True, no lock nut on '69 factory Hurst shifters.

Back in the day, saw many 67-68 Muncie shifters with the stud broken off.

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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 01:32:09 AM »
My father gave me his shifter ball, this thing is heavy, but it has a set screw hole
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 10:18:42 AM »
My father gave me his shifter ball, this thing is heavy, but it has a set screw hole
The one I found on eBay with a set screw
like yours must be aftermarket, you say itís heavy!
Originals were only 4oz

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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 02:04:40 PM »
I'll find a scale and weigh it, I have no clue what it's from
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2018, 04:27:42 PM »
The ball weighs over 6 ounces.
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 08:29:49 PM »
The ball weighs over 6 ounces.
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 08:45:04 PM »
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Re: Chrome shifter ball
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 08:45:44 PM »
I remember buying one for my 61 impala 4 speed with stripped shifter threads from JC Whitney. Had a set screw.
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