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#21 GongZ

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

You are quite right there George - my bottom is just plain wrong!

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 03:20 PM

Another 5 speed knob.
http://page13.auctio...tion/r103578704

Which is more correct at 35,000 yen. But that is closer to $400 AU and it's been sitting on Yahoo! Auctions for ages.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:20 PM

A couple of options.
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/261981633395
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/261981660806
http://www.ebay.com/...b-/291524537850

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:28 PM

They are not bad alternatives.

I have already bought a 'genuine' 4 speed US version and a 5-speed reproduction knob from eBay which was made by C&G Woodcraft (Connecticut USA) and is shown below.

The obvious difference with the reproduction buttons is that the shift pattern buttons are only 2-dimensional.
In the original buttons the shift pattern and gear numbers had depth/height as you can see in the close up pic attached.

From what I have read and seen, the buttons that Taylor made (tailor-made buttons?  ;)) were moulded and therefore had depth. For this reason - I am keen to buy one of Taylor's if he ever makes more.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 01:27 AM

You should check out this thread from the archives

Cheers

John

http://www.viczcar.c...c,4168.360.html

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 11:05 AM

I had a look at that John. As I read it, Adam used a red 260Z shift pattern button (supplied by you) in a wooden 4-speed knob. I have attached a pic from Adam's build log as per your link.

It looks nice - but not like an original 240Z item.

** Edit -  I just realised that the author of this post is another Adam - the Adam referred to above is acf321 Adam (the builder of the famous 'Brown Hornet' 240Z). 

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 11:34 AM

You may want to look at this

I believe that this may have been one of the standard issued knobs throughout the S30 series.

Cheers

John

http://www.ebay.com/...393e8a7&vxp=mtr


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 11:38 AM

You may want to look at this

I believe that this may have been one of the standard issued knobs throughout the S30 series.

Cheers

John

http://www.ebay.com/...393e8a7&vxp=mtr


That's a 260z knob. And expensive at $150 USD + postage.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 02:03 PM

Here is a 5 speed button I made, if I can get my mould sent over to me , I will make some more. They are not perfect but I think they turned out ok .

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 02:25 PM

Let me know how you go with that, Taylor.. They look good enough for me (and my car).

Worse comes to worse though, I will just buy the ones linked on the 1st page by mossy.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

Hello Taylor,
It looks great, and as I seem to keep saying  :-[, I would be interested in buying one too.
Can you please confirm that what I have assumed about your buttons is correct?

The

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In the original buttons the shift pattern and gear numbers had depth/height as you can see in the close up pic attached.

From what I have read and seen, the buttons that Taylor made (tailor-made buttons?  ;)) were moulded and therefore had depth.
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Would it be helpful to you if we estimated how many members here would be interested?
Would it be easier and/or better for you to supply them unpainted?




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