Gear knob

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Re: Gear knob

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Pete Boole wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:22
The dog-leg Getrags weren't fitted to the Elite/Eclat - conventional pattern. I think the dog-leg boxes were on the BMWs and possibly others of the same period.

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Pete, the gear pattern for the S2 is reverse top left, 5th top right, and gears 1-4 in an H pattern - from my handbook. I've been trying to post a picture but OneDrive keeps freezing!

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Re: Gear knob

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Pete Boole wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:22
The dog-leg Getrags weren't fitted to the Elite/Eclat - conventional pattern. I think the dog-leg boxes were on the BMWs and possibly others of the same period.

Pete
Ah right, probably a good thing. The BMW had a pattern like this:

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which was OK on fast roads but a bit of a PITA in traffic. Also could be a bit confusing if you're switching back and forth with a "normal" car. Fortunately the strong detent into reverse made it difficult to pull away backwards at traffic lights.....which is nice.

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Re: Gear knob

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MetBlue wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 22:54
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Lot ... Sw9tFeszBm
Ebay.co.uk has a couple of knobs on currently.
By the time you've had one made and 3D printed an insert it might be worth considering.
I found this by searching on "elan + 2"

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I missed it. I will try the old solution. :(

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Re: Gear knob

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I see it went for £58. Quite pricey. A lot of money for originality.
What goes together.... Must come apart.

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Re: Gear knob

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For now I have done this. :)

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Re: Gear knob

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Mauro200 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:37
For now I have done this. :)

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That looks great! What is it made of?

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Re: Gear knob

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3D printer PLA material with aluminum powder.

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Re: Gear knob

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Nice job - it will be good if we can see the gear knob when it is complete?

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Re: Gear knob

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tezzan wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 17:44
Nice job - it will be good if we can see the gear knob when it is complete?

Cheers
Here it is, how is the result?
I made it without a carpenter. :D

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Re: Gear knob

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As well as lookig great, it's very close to the original as the original inserts (cast ali) had stippling on the flat background so the natural pattern from a 3D printer isn't very different.

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Re: Gear knob

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Great Effort. Looks the part! 8)
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Re: Gear knob

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Really smart. Impressed. Loving what these 3D printers can do.
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Re: Gear knob

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That's really impressive! Can you make one with the Getrag shift pattern as well? :wink: Mine is missing!! :D

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Re: Gear knob

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That's superb! Really great piece of work.

I think you could be taking orders for those if you wanted to produce a few more....

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Re: Gear knob

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It's so good I've got a couple of questions: Is it possible to spray paint the 3D printed part? And if it is, what paint would you use?

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