Anyone that may wonder about these, just buy them, they are threaded so they tighten up with the number/pic facing the right spot. They are nice, no questions about it. Little bigger around than the stock shifter, but I like that. Feels more like a classic shift knob now. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. Phillies4752 is also a great seller and a honest guy.
4 months later and it's still in mint condition and cleans easy to be white. Threads are still holding fine.
Just wanted to let you know it was still just fine.
Glad to hear it's still holding strong, mines been on for over a year and it's the same way. Still mint condition, solid as the first day I put it on. I have had hardly any complaints on the regular pool balls. They are a great design that fits well in the hand
blue is a spring.
Red is a dowel (metal, plastic, wood, whatever)
orange is the shift lever, with the plunger in the middle
small green area is a smalll setscrew
shifter hole would be drilled a little long, so it goes past the hole where it will interface with the dowel, in order to create a small cavity above the button tube that a setscrew can align with, in order to allow a small setscrew to be screwed into the dowel after installation that will prevent the dowel from coming out of the ball... (savvy?)
if you use a metal tube for the dowel portion, a small square could be milled out of the bottom, where it hits the plunger, and an angled piece installed in the middle of the tube. this would make it easier to square the end of the dowel off, so it can mate with the spring. it would make it more difficult to drill and tap the setscrew piece though...
not sure if I can really convey that concept very well over text and a quick sketch in MS paint, but is this doable with the facilities you have? I saw your prototype with the button on top, and I figured if you can manage a top button that doesn't pop out, you could probably do a side one
EDIT: I forgot, you would also need a setscrew going in the side on the bottom, to secure it to the shift lever...
'71 DJ-5 (that isn't a typo)
'10 JKU Sport RHD