[ROVERNET - UK] gear selector arm

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Wed Aug 18 05:03:22 BST 2004


Good show. You could also use a shrink fit. Heat the ball cool the rod and

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kit Foster" <foster at netbox.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] gear selector arm

> 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.
> Kit
> 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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