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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:15 am 
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Is the diameter and threading for a T6B gear shift lever on a Reutter car the same as for a T6C Karmann car?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:44 am 
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Mark, I've serviced the bushings on both builds and they take the same part, so the diameter is the same. What 'threading'?
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The subject reads "shift rod", and that was what the above referred to. Your copy says "lever", and having had both, the same applies; the knobs interchange.

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I would think all the running gear and mechanicals were the same on both cars. Just the bodies were different.

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Ron LaDow wrote:
Mark, I've serviced the bushings on both builds and they take the same part, so the diameter is the same. What 'threading'?

Threading at the shift knob end.

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Mark Sabbann wrote:
Is the diameter and threading for a T6B gear shift lever on a Reutter car the same as for a T6C Karmann car?



100% yes, completely interchangeable.

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Mark, why don't you edit the title of your original post to read "lever" instead of "rod". That'll eliminate any confusion for somebody searching the subject in the future.

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Sebastian Gaeta wrote:
Mark Sabbann wrote:
Is the diameter and threading for a T6B gear shift lever on a Reutter car the same as for a T6C Karmann car?



100% yes, completely interchangeable.

Thanks Sebastian, that's what I thought.

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Wes Bender wrote:
Mark, why don't you edit the title of your original post to read "lever" instead of "rod". That'll eliminate any confusion for somebody searching the subject in the future.

Thanks Wes. I wasn't sure how to do that but going to my first post allows editing of the title. I learned something today!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:08 am 
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Thanks for the answers and Mark is assisting me with this. For whatever reason the shift knob that fit his 356 is too small to screw onto my '63 Super. It does not fit.


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Scott Ramsay wrote:
Thanks for the answers and Mark is assisting me with this. For whatever reason the shift knob that fit his 356 is too small to screw onto my '63 Super. It does not fit.


The only answer is that one of the two of you do not have a factory shift lever or its a factory lever that's been modified. But, for clarification's sake, is it a factory knob?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:58 am 
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Sebastian, it is not a factory knob. It is an Amco shift knob.


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Those have set screws. Is the screw backed out all the way or still screwed in? If screwed in it will appear to be “too small”.

Edit: Amco shift knobs may have more than one set screw so check for multiples.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:34 pm 
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No set screw that I am seeing. Images attached


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Suggested (honest) subject line so the rest of us don't waste time trying to suss out the facts:
"I'm trying to fit an aftermarket shift knob to a T6. Can anyone help"
Thank you and, no, I have no idea why the knob you bought somewhere or other doesn't fit a 356. Why not ask the seller?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 am 
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Scott,

The next step is to get a factory knob and see if it works. It is now back to only one possibility--either your shift lever is non-factory/modified or Mark's is.

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