[ROVERNET - UK] gear selector arm

Kit Foster foster at netbox.com
Wed Aug 18 02:36:23 BST 2004

I think everyone may be making too much rocket science out of this. 
Back when I was driving a 2000TC as my only car (1970-84), I got 
sick and tired of buying new gear levers with the rubbery blob every 
20,000 miles. After the third one fell off, I took the naked lever, got 
some nylon rod of about 1-1/2 inch diameter, cut off a length equal to 
what the pear-shaped ball had been, and drilled a blind hole in the 
center such that it was a force fit on the business end of the lever.

I drove the rod onto the lever, then shaped it into a pear-shaped ball 
with a wood rasp, and reinstalled the lever into the car. It was still 
shifting smoothly when I got rid of the car 60,000 miles later.


On 18 Aug 2004 at 11:04, rogerdm at iprimus.com.au wrote:  

> The white ball on the base of a blind guide stick can be obtained from
> the royal blind society.  It has a hole that can be extended right
> through so as to mount on a lathe.  The plastic is high density and
> wears well.  It is also tolerant of oil and grease cheers roger  >--

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