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Different shift knob for the 5 speed?

 
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Old 10 Feb 2020, 07:18 am
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Default Different shift knob for the 5 speed?

Is there a different shift knob for the 5 speed? Something more ergonomic than a ball.
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Old 10 Feb 2020, 03:52 pm
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Default Re: Different shift knob for the 5 speed?

I recommend leaving it alone. Try picking up a shift knob you like off another vkehicle and see if you can make it work.

You could drill out a different one so it fits tightly on the PT shift lever.
You could thread the end of it if you want to make the project.. a project.
You could find in a knob you like, then go find a bolt that threads into it, and weld it onto the shifter.
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Old 10 Feb 2020, 04:04 pm
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Default Re: Different shift knob for the 5 speed?

Maybe I can scrounge up a leather cover for it.
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Old 10 Feb 2020, 05:14 pm
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Default Re: Different shift knob for the 5 speed?

I think the ball is pretty ergonomic. I spent most of my time driving cars with pistol grip shifters. Where you hand is in line with the shifter and you hold the lever thumb up they are very good. For the PT, my hand is over the shifter and it is thumb go the driver's side. For that, I think the ball in the palm of your hand seems like the best choice. There are plenty of options if you just don't like the look, but if it's the feel your leather cover idea might be the best bet. Just make sure the seems don't annoy your grip.
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