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    Seems like we all ‘customize’ our A’s to some extent, even those who like to run stock. I’m thinking that shifter knobs are a fairly common accessory with which to make a personal statement.

    while I replaced the aftermarket knob with a clock in it for the stock version (who could read it anyway with all the vibration?), it might be fun to see what others are running.

    Care to share?


  • #2
    Having a clock in my car might get me in trouble, if I’am having too much fun and don’t make it in time, I’ve have a good reason :-)

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    • #3
      I have an 8 ball shifter on my first car, all the others are still original knobs. Sorry no picture at this moment.
      Jeff
      Twiss Collector Car Parts

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      • #4
        I have a removable floor plastic cup holder. I put rubber hose around the bottom so it won't slide
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • DaWizard
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          Pictures Mitch!!

      • #5
        DaWizard commented
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        Pictures Mitch!!

        It’s a cheap plastic job with adjustable cup holders. I sliced open vacuum hose to put around the bottom so it won’t slide. I did not want to screw it to the floor, because I move it from car to car...
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        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • DaWizard
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          Ahhh, much better.

      • #6
        My first Model A (when I was 14) was an AA. I really liked the stock AA shift knob. Therefore, I have an AA shift knob in my A. To me, it just feels better.
        Alaskan A's
        Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
        Model A Ford Club of America
        Model A Restorers Club
        Antique Automobile Club of America
        Mullins Owners Club

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        • #7
          I have the stock shifter knob and then the mitchell knob.
          Last edited by BNCHIEF; 01-15-2018, 09:58 AM.

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          • #8
            Originally posted by CarlG View Post
            My first Model A (when I was 14) was an AA. I really liked the stock AA shift knob. Therefore, I have an AA shift knob in my A. To me, it just feels better.
            I also like the feel of those knobs. In fact I bought a colored glass knob in that shape from one of the parts houses. Now, where did I stash it?

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            • Mitch
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              Check your Dog House Shed

            • BNCHIEF
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              Tom that is an everyday occurrence for me

          • #9
            I like to make my own, I just like to be different.

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            • #10
              Originally posted by George Miller View Post
              I like to make my own, I just like to be different.
              I had a plastic skull that was just the perfect size, so when my brother was in 9th grade shop class, I had him pour clear resin into the skull and peel off the white plastic. That made a nice shift knob, but somewhere along the line it disappeared.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by George Miller View Post
                I like to make my own, I just like to be different.
                I’d like to see some of those. Any pics?

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                • George Miller
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                  No but if i remember i have one in my tool box, and one on my pickup, that could take a picture of.

              • #12
                I saw one made from the METAL part of a Saddle Horn---GITTY-UP

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                • #13
                  picture of home made shift knobs image_5719.jpc.pdf
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                  Last edited by George Miller; 01-17-2018, 11:18 AM.

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                  • JDupuis
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                    They look great George.
                    Jeff

                • #14
                  I understand that not all shift knobs will fit an A because of the thread differences.
                  "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                  • #15
                    Originally posted by Apple Green Wheels Rule View Post
                    I understand that not all shift knobs will fit an A because of the thread differences.
                    Yep, most need a threaded sleeve, as my glass knob did. Sometimes the sleeve comes with the new knob.

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                    • #16
                      Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post

                      Yep, most need a threaded sleeve, as my glass knob did. Sometimes the sleeve comes with the new knob.
                      This is Sarah's new knob. I know, it's not a nude pinup of one of my lady friends but if I had that kind of shift knob, I'd have to change them out 8-9 times when each goes for a ride so I decided to get this one. Many are available. Actual Ford Model A knob with the medallion set in.

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                      • Mitch
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                        Ed your a NUT, that's why we gave you your own forum w/ Emojis
                        only on the VFF

                      • BNCHIEF
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                        That emblem .is used on the arny di badge

                      • CarlG
                        CarlG commented
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                        What is a "di badge"?

                      • Apple Green Wheels Rule
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                        And don't I know it Mitch!!!!!! I take advantage of it too whenever I can stating truth and wisdom to my fellow man!!!! ;)

                    • #17
                      Originally posted by CarlG View Post
                      What is a "di badge"?
                      Drill Instructor, as in Basic Training 8 weeks of hell. LOL

                      Ed, where did you find that?

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                      • #18
                        Originally posted by Tom Wesenberg View Post

                        Drill Instructor, as in Basic Training 8 weeks of hell. LOL

                        Ed, where did you find that?
                        Actually Tom, it's not a Drill Instructor's Badge, It's a Army Drill Sergeant's Badge, Drill Instructor is Marine Corps. This is my badge on my Dress Blues. I was a DS for 5.7 years at Ft Campbell KY and Ft Wood MO. This design of the badge incorporates the Dept of the Army Arms into it.

                        I got Sarah's knob of Ebay...............



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                        • BudP
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                          One doesn't become a DS or a DI if one is average: only the best are chosen!

                        • George Miller
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                          Drill sergeant, bless you I really liked the ones I had ?

                        • BNCHIEF
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                          Ed i was one for 8 years and you are right I was at fort leonardwood and fort knox.

                        • George Miller
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                          Leonardwood That is the hell hole I went to for basic training. I never cared for MO after that, until I sold my 28 Sport coupe last year to a guy in MO. I delivered it. It was NW of Saint Louise. I changed my mind it was very nice there.

                      • #19
                        Here ya go Tom............https://www.ebay.com/sch/twistedroad...p2047675.l2562

                        Go to the sellers store..........
                        "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                        • #20
                          Tom here is a pair of my balls............... Golf balls......that is!!!! :rolling

                          These are re-created 1920s/30s Quimet balls. I play Hickory Golf, when I can and my DS Badge adorns my balls!!!!! Do a search for Quimet and get the history of the man.

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                          • JDupuis
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                            Seeing your balls served on a plater has me worried..lol. Jeff

                          • BNCHIEF
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                            The size of Ed's balls is why Mitch had to increase the size of pictures here.

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                          BudP
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                          One doesn't become a DS or a DI if one is average: only the best are chosen!


                          Thanks Bud. Back in the 60s/70s it was volunteer duty. I did it for career advancement but little did I know that I'd be a mental case after finally getting off DS duty. Two year volunteer and one year extension was suppose to be the limit any one time. Five years 7 months straight duty it was for me. Sometimes it was great most times it sucked, very long hours. At one time the divorce rate for DS out took Army Recruiters. There were weeks at a time I'd be gone before my kids got up and in bed when I returned. Since it was all volunteer, there weren't enough NCOs volunteering, especially after Nam started winding down but the recruits sure picked up. We had half the DS on the parade field while the other half was picking up a new batch at the reception company. We were shipping the graduated boots out and processing the new boots in on the same day. I did enjoy graduation days though, time to meet the mothers and sisters of my boots..........then it was damn good duty!!!!...and of course being good looking helped too and in a uniform!!!!! :rolling


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                          • BNCHIEF
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                            It had its rewards

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