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Gear Shift Knob

Posted By: 1854sailor

Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 11:53 AM

So, the car has a 5 speed gearbox, but still has the original 4 speed knob. Any suggestions for sources for replacements? I don't need one with a shift pattern on it because I've got that figured out (HA!!), but one with the Morgan emblem, or a wooden one to match the mahogany dash and steering wheel would be nice. Thoughts?
Posted By: Image

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 12:07 PM

I had this one turned up by a mate with a wood lathe (wood turners love the chance to turn up something other than yet another wooden bowl) ... African Blackwood with Boxwood and Walnut inlay. Used the threaded insert out of the old plastic knob epoxied into this one.



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Posted By: John V6

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 12:28 PM

Tasteful. Holden Classics should do one.
Posted By: Deejay

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 12:37 PM

Richbrook are the OEM. They do a range of plain topped knobs as well shift patterns at a very reasonable price.
Posted By: 1854sailor

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 01:41 PM

Neither Holden nor Richbrook have wood knobs, only aluminum. I have a lathe, so I'll probably just do one myself. I'd prefer one with the Morgan wings, though...
Posted By: Gordon D

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 02:09 PM

Reno posted some pictures of one he made in the photo gallery.
Not sure if I can attach the link, never tried before 🤔

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/galleries/729293/mog414-gear-knob
Posted By: Mick Annick

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 02:28 PM

These guys will make bespoke knobs, I got mine from them, very good

https://www.charlesworthmouldings.co.uk/shop/
Posted By: Stephen888

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 02:54 PM

check out gear knobs for a UK Ford Puma - ebay has them
Posted By: 1854sailor

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 06/07/22 08:43 PM

Thanks. I checked, but not my cup of tea...
Posted By: Arwyn Williams

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 07/07/22 09:12 AM

I had a well worn 4 speed gear knob left over from one of my Ford Escort rally cars, so well worn in fact, the markings on the top had worn away .

So I used that and tell you what it doesn't half confuse the rivet counters.

Having said that, Ian Cummings of Charlesworth Moulding is an absolute gent and has now owns the Plus 4 Super Sports his family bought new in the 1960's

Arwyn
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: Gear Shift Knob - 07/07/22 05:30 PM

Originally Posted by Arwyn Williams
I had a well worn 4 speed gear knob left over from one of my Ford Escort rally cars, so well worn in fact, the markings on the top had worn away .

So I used that and tell you what it doesn't half confuse the rivet counters.

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Originally Posted by Arwyn Williams

Having said that, Ian Cummings of Charlesworth Moulding is an absolute gent

Arwyn


He certainly is! thumbs
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