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JBO 10-13-2005 09:43 AM

changing shift lever
911SC. Bought a new shift nob but have given up getting the old nob off. However, I have a spare shift lever - how hard would it be to remove the current lever (with old nob), and install the other lever with the new nob on it? Anything else that should be done to the shift tower at the same time (bushings already replaced)?

DW SD 10-13-2005 09:53 AM

Clean and grease your bushings at that time. You could add a gateshifter from Seine Systems. The two shift handles could be interchangeable, but the rods did change ratios over time. Measure very carefully the distances between the pivot and the ball and other parts of the shifter. Check out to see what I mean. They have many details about Porsche shifters, including how to blueprint.


Rot 911 10-13-2005 11:15 AM

Seems it would be easier to get the knob off. Have you slid and open end wrench under the knob and whacked upwards on the wrench with a hammer? Those crush washers can be a bit tuff, but BFH always wins in the end.

JBO 10-13-2005 11:47 AM

I did try that Kurt. I pounded the @#$ out of it and gave up for fear of tearing something up in the shift tower below. Pounding the knob with a hammer can't be good for the mechanism below. I thought about dremeling it off, but hated to ruin the original knob.

randywebb 10-13-2005 12:19 PM

This method of attaching the knob is another example of Excellence was expected but not always achieved...

FWIW, you now have the "opportunity" to rebuild the shifter and make it nice and smooth with little play. Several threads on this & Sherwood has info on his web site...

hkspwrsche 10-13-2005 12:26 PM

is there anything that can be doen to the tower itself to tighten it up?

911pcars 10-13-2005 04:39 PM


Originally posted by hkspwrsche
is there anything that can be doen to the tower itself to tighten it up?
Can you provide more description? Is there too much play? And where exactly?


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