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Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:32 am
by DonCichocki
+1 what Jim said. '65C, 220994. Round knob, push fit, rubber strip around the pin, like photo.
Jim, you need new plastic mechanism covers!

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 11:32 am
by Mike Wilson
That's excellent info, Jim! Much appreciated. It's interesting that some of the recliner levers were threaded and others weren't. Any ideas on that?

I hope you are enjoying your retirement! From one ORG (Old Retired Guy) to another!

Mike

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:01 pm
by Dave Wildrick
My 64C coupe, which I've owned since 1976, has black tulip shaped threaded knobs.
My 65C coupe, which I've owned since 2000, has black round knobs, which I have not tried to remove to determine if threaded or not.

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:13 pm
by Jim Breazeale
Mike Wilson wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:32 am
That's excellent info, Jim! Much appreciated. It's interesting that some of the recliner levers were threaded and others weren't. Any ideas on that?

I hope you are enjoying your retirement! From one ORG (Old Retired Guy) to another!

Mike
Mike

Only 65 Cs and SC had push on knobs all the earlier ones than that had threaded knobs. Check out the article that I did years ago about seat recliners in the Registry Archives. That should help ID hinges. Another tid bit, 62 356T6Bs had restraints on both seats. Porsche, for some unknown reason, eliminated the restraints on the driver's seats in 63 and didn't put them back on till 1968.

Regards

Jim

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:21 pm
by Jim Breazeale
DonCichocki wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:32 am
+1 what Jim said. '65C, 220994. Round knob, push fit, rubber strip around the pin, like photo.
Jim, you need new plastic mechanism covers!
Huh? My covers are pretty darn nice for original ones, if I do say so myself. What did you see in my picture that led you to believe they needed replacement? I wouldn't use one of the "new plastic mechanism covers" anyway. I can spot phony ones from 20 feet away.

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:07 pm
by Jeff Fadley
To confirm Jim B's & Dave W's comments -

64C - 128312 Reutter - tulip
65C - 130914 - round

Never knew there were so many differences between the two cars...

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:43 am
by Mike Wilson
"Porsche...consistently inconsistent...

Mike

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:25 pm
by Peter Bartelli
Tulip knobs for  seat back release.jpg
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My February '63 VIN123631
Tulip knobs...

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:47 pm
by Richard Holler
mine are stripped, where do I get replacements for reasonable prices? not worried about originality....

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:38 pm
by Mike Wilson
McMaster Carr has threaded round ones with brass inserts or you could try filling yours with JB Weld ir similar and drilling and tapping new threads. I've also seen them drilled and Time Certs installed.

Mike

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:47 pm
by Martin Benade
Stoddard has new repro covers that they say are concours quality. See their latest ad in the magazine.

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:31 am
by Brad Ripley
Rules are:

356B T-6 / early 356C: recliner face has round pivot on the side = tulip shape knob threaded

356C late: recliner face smooth = round knob with crush sleeve (not threaded)

Early 911/912 : recliner face smooth = tulip shaped knob with crush sleeve (not threaded).

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:58 am
by Mike Wilson
I have seen that rubber flap, Jim. Thanks for jogging my memory.

Mike

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:18 pm
by Mike Wilson
On another thread, "seat parts", someone bought the round threaded knobs from McMaster Carr but when they arrived, they are too small. I suggest contacting Ed Rutherford at Klasse 356 as he had some in stock.

Mike

Re: Seat recliner knobs

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:49 am
by Mark Sabbann
Mike Wilson wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:18 pm
On another thread, "seat parts", someone bought the round threaded knobs from McMaster Carr but when they arrived, they are too small. I suggest contacting Ed Rutherford at Klasse 356 as he had some in stock.

Mike
That was Ken Lubke. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49151&sid=a52b4d873 ... 2&start=15