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328 Gear Knob Removal

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by F328, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. F328

    F328 Karting

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Graham
    As a novice and not wanting to break anything is it easy getting the old gear knob off a 328 GTS. Tried unscewing but didn't seem to want to move.

    Any advice appreciated

    Thanks
     
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  3. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    There's probably a little hex nut on the at the bottom of the shifter ball. Also, make sure you're not also turning the whole metal shaft while trying to turn the knob itself.

    My eyesight is kind of lame, so I put a small piece of masking tape on the shaft, then when I tried to turn the shift knob, I could tell if the whole shaft was turning.
     
  4. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2002
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    If you look at the base of the shift arm there are wrench flats there- I think a 13mm. Hold the arm from torqueing.

    Loosen jam nut under the knob.

    A rubber strap wrench will turn the knob without damaging it.
     
  5. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
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    It just unscrews- the nut underneath the knob is to hold it in position i.e. so the shift diagram on top is oriented properly.

    Robert.
     
  6. F328

    F328 Karting

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Thanks everyone for replies - looks like a bit more force required! I'll get the super glue out ready!

    Cheers
     
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  8. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    If you break yours, you can get a Ferrari-sized and threaded aluminum or titanium one from www.TeamVoodoo.com here in the USA or sponsor Paul Hill in the UK. Or a carbon fiber knob from sponsor Sodacom.
     
  9. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Buy the team voodoo knob even if you don't break it. It's a great knob.
     
  10. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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    BUY THE SHIFTER KNOB FROM PAUL HILL, ITS A GREAT KNOB. :)
     
  11. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    And Bruce know's all about GREAT KNOBS! :D
     
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  13. F328

    F328 Karting

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Thanks guys - bought the knob from Paul Hill - should be here Monday.

    Cheers
     
  14. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Graham,when I had a 328 I bought both the knob and a slick shift gear gate from Paul the shift gate is great to,you will not be disappointed.
    Dave Mc
     
  15. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Don't forget the gate lock and aluminum pedals!! Great products, even better People!!!
     
  16. F328

    F328 Karting

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Graham
    Dave

    Thanks for your advice. Had already ordered the gear knob which arrived today. Based on the quality of this I am ordering the quick shift now. Why didn't Ferrari put similar items on as standard?

    Thanks for your advice

    Regards
     
  17. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Yep, I had the Paul Hill knob also - It is great! Just use a wrench to hold the hex nut and the stock knob will turn.
     

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