News

New shift knob for the ol' girl

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by jungathart, Oct 9, 2009.

?

How do you like your coffee and shift knob?

  1. Black

  2. with Cream

  3. "Shamile" should talk smack on me for not going OEM ;)

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
    3,350
    NoVA, AmeriKa
    Full Name:
    Komrade Jung
    #1 jungathart, Oct 9, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
    So, I found this nifty shift knob online. The cream color matches my cream interior. It's made from the same indestructable material as billiard balls, and has the same size as the original. I made sure to specify the diameter and thread pitch (10mm x 1.25mm) for proper fitting.

    Please note the included FREE leather pouch in the pics below!

    Instead of the original black or the more commonly seen polished chrome or brushed aluminum, ( or even the rarer 'skull' ) swap outs; what do y'all think? ;)

    Thinking about coating it in Tritium so I can see it for night-time driving.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

    Feb 6, 2009
    31,041
    Calling a penalty
    Full Name:
    Mike
    Looking at the two photos and comapring, the cream definitely stands out.
     
  4. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jul 19, 2008
    33,583
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Full Name:
    Terry H Phillips
    Cream looks great. Just like the knobs on my 60s Corvettes with Hurst shifters.

    Taz
    Terry Phillips
     
  5. snakeseare

    snakeseare Karting

    Aug 28, 2009
    125
    Wallis & Futuna
    Full Name:
    Ke
    Congrats for resisting the "skull" option!


    I'm certainly not purist enough to object to a nice aesthetic swap that can be changed back. May you and your knob enjoy many happy shifts together.

    Looks good.
     
  6. GrayTA

    GrayTA F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jun 25, 2006
    14,156
    Deep South
    Full Name:
    PDG
    I like it.

    I have the polished shifter knob in my car and in the summer time that thing is HOT!!! I think that one of these may be a bit cooler at least, not to mention that it would match my interior.


    PDG
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. rossocorsa13

    rossocorsa13 F1 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2006
    2,517
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Full Name:
    M
    I do prefer the black, but the creme does not look bad.

    Definitely a positive departure if you decide to go with it.
     
  9. curtisc63

    curtisc63 Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Dec 13, 2005
    2,273
    Maryland
    Full Name:
    Curtis Campbell
    Knowing that you dash is navy - not black - I could go with either option. Classic black or matching cream.

    It is your knob - grab it the way it feels best ;)
     
  10. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    20,700
    Fullerton, California
    Full Name:
    Jon
    Black.

    The cream color works best on 1950s Mercs and Porsches, IMHO. It's a tad vintage.
     
  11. eulk328

    eulk328 F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2005
    2,729
    Full Name:
    F683
    What said he.


     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. Fan512bbi

    Fan512bbi Two Time F1 World Champ
    BANNED

    Mar 25, 2004
    20,080
    Wales-UK
    Full Name:
    Steve.
    I prefer a black knob.
     
  14. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 31, 2003
    9,384
    predestined
    Full Name:
    Scott
    The creme colored knob is neat...it's retro, like you'd see in early '50s cars of many makes.

    I got a very nice billet aluminum knob with shift pattern on ebay for about $50.

    Much better feel than the OEM plastic 308 knob.
     
  15. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
    3,350
    NoVA, AmeriKa
    Full Name:
    Komrade Jung
    #12 jungathart, Oct 9, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2009
    i'm sending it back as soon as I get the 'return authorization #' :)

    Yes, and if it does get too hot, that's where the FREE leather pouch comes in: just slip it over!

    What up, Curtis? Hey, one of these would look great in your beautiful white TR!!

    The car is pushing 'vintage' (chronologically speaking) status every day. LOL

    The original one has developed surface cracks so I thought I take it off and save it, whilst having a little fun with replacements. :)

    I was surprised that it was mere plastic when I took it off. Thanks for the lead.
     
  16. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
    3,350
    NoVA, AmeriKa
    Full Name:
    Komrade Jung
    :) it's hard to beat for $20,...kinda like those rub-on tattoos.
     
  17. Shamile

    Shamile F1 Veteran

    Dec 31, 2002
    6,563
    Lakeland FL
    Full Name:
    Shamile
    Dear Ferraristi,

    Hardee har har.....very funny jungathart. Thanks for the pmail link. :)

    Well, I have the polished knob in my 91 Testarossa and a polished knob in my Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster. The TR's knob is from Hill engineering and the VT's knob is MOMO.

    I'm not a big OEM guy....just high quality and no compromises.

    ....you TR guys know who you are. :D


    ...but I voted for me anyway. :)


    Shamile

    Freeze....Miami Vice !
     
  18. Jackmb1

    Jackmb1 F1 Rookie

    Dec 27, 2005
    3,297
    +1
     
  19. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jan 11, 2001
    20,294
    Texas
    Full Name:
    Steve Magnusson
    I don't mind the cream color -- but to get the full marks, you need to engrave the shift pattern and fill with dark blue ink ;)
     
  20. VisualHomage

    VisualHomage F1 Veteran

    Aug 30, 2006
    5,579
    SoCal
    I like both, so I didn't vote.

    It would look great as well in polished stainless.
     
  21. VisualHomage

    VisualHomage F1 Veteran

    Aug 30, 2006
    5,579
    SoCal
    +1
     
  22. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 15, 2006
    26,282
    Phoenix
    Full Name:
    AG
    I agree. I was going to say if it had a black stripe on it, it would look nice, it looks like too much cream, but it's different, and it looks good. I like both of them. What do you like?
     
  23. robbie

    robbie F1 Rookie

    Aug 26, 2005
    3,015
    Los Gatos, CA
    Full Name:
    Robert
    My 328's shift knob was showing the surface cracks others have identified. I bought an OEM replacement (black with red numerals) .. and GULP ... $250 later I get one. Holy crap .. the concours judges will be happy but that is a lot of money for a simple 43 mm dia. ball with some engraving and filling (a bit sloppy at that).
     
  24. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
    3,350
    NoVA, AmeriKa
    Full Name:
    Komrade Jung
    Really, I fully intended to go OEM, but the F-pimp was too busy selling you parts, so I couldn't wait had to go with back-alley merchandise!:)

    How about using one of those previously referred to 'rub-on tattoo' alternatives??

    I think cream livens the interior up a bit.

    250? I sure am glad the 'ol girl has no concours qualities; she knows she's naughty and doesn't even want to try to show to any judges that she's good.;)
     
  25. mwr4440

    mwr4440 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jun 8, 2007
    43,685
    Bavaria, The 'Other' Germany
    Full Name:
    Mark W.R.
    Black or silver ...............

    The cream is TOOOOOOOO Detroit or "Old Stuttgart."


    My 2 Cents EU
     
  26. Shamile

    Shamile F1 Veteran

    Dec 31, 2002
    6,563
    Lakeland FL
    Full Name:
    Shamile
    Dear Ferraristi,


    That would add weight for nothing. The same look can be had in polished aluminum, or the Hill Engineering Titanium.

    I really like the polished knob with the number engravings myself. It matches the polished shift lever and the satin polished shift gate. A nice touch of "mechanical feel" in the cabin swathed in leather.


    jungathart, if your TR is really "naughty"....just have her pull up her skirt when the concours judges come by.....that should get you some points. :D



    Shamile

    Freeze....Miami Vice !
     
  27. jungathart

    jungathart Guest

    Jun 11, 2004
    3,350
    NoVA, AmeriKa
    Full Name:
    Komrade Jung
    #24 jungathart, Oct 10, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2009
    NO. Her dirty and drippy engine is simply too repulsive.



    back on topic, how about this Titanium one?:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TITANIUM-SHIFT-KNOB-FERRARI-F355-F360-M10x1-25-ENGRAVED_W0QQitemZ280403130658QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item4149543922
     
  28. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 31, 2003
    9,384
    predestined
    Full Name:
    Scott
    I forget the seller's ebay name but he works of Addison, TX, part of the Dallas metro area. Has them up for sale pretty often.

    The knob was $39.95, with tax + S&H around $50.

    The OEM knob on my 330 2+2 was also black plastic, high quality '60s vintage. I bought a solid billet knob for it, as well.
     

Share This Page