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184 shift knob

Postby treeman53 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 am

Another stupid question, but...
Did the shifter on the 184 step down in diameter to allow the rubber knob to fit? I bought the new knob (it did not have one) and the hole diameter is about half the diameter of the shifter. Either there is a trick to installing, or , part of my shifter broke off at some time in the past....

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:24 pm

Are you sure you have the right knob? It's different for the 184 than for the F Cubs. HamiltonBobs (sponsor at the bottom of the page) sells the correct one and you can check to see if that is what you have.
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:40 pm

The shifter lever (metal part) doesn't step down in diameter
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby treeman53 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:51 pm

I ordered it from Hamilton Bob's. It has the insert with it. I thought it would be a simple "push fit", but the hole is half the diameter of the shift lever. Though maybe there was a trick, like heating it up, to get it to push on...

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184 shift knob pics

Postby treeman53 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:36 pm

Here are pics of the knob, and hole next to shifter.
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby treeman53 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:38 pm

posted pictures in separate post...
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby mozer71 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:22 pm

If there is evidence of a grub screw near the top of the lever, it was modified. It does look sawn off but I can only say don't force the new knob over something too tight for (just as you know) it could spit. Custom knobs had threads and locking screws but didn't fit that diameter, so maybe someone resorted to cutting. The original knob has a long body sleeve and doesn't rattle off. My 1971 has the original knob and you can twist it around or gently pull it off but has never split.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby mozer71 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Sorry I was total wrong. Outdoors4evr and Bob McCarty knew about the 184 and you have the wrong knob. :(

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby treeman53 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:45 pm

Surprised, because Hamilton Bob only deals with the Lo Boy's, and that is where I got it.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:04 am

I think you have the right knob, but don't know why the hole is smaller. Did you call HamiltonBob's and ask about it?
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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Larry B » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:36 am

Is the knob all rubber? My 184 shifter looks just like yours and so does the knob. Mine just shoves on with a tight friction fit. Might put a couple drops of dish soap on the lever and shove it on.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby mozer71 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Maybe I'm overthinking this but maybe there is a technique. It looks so tight that it is like shoving against a pocket of air which cannot be compressed further. That's what keeps mine on, the vacuum. So perhaps a slender narrow shim like an extended paperclip could allow the air to escape. When removed, the vacuum would stick like glue.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby treeman53 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:09 am

I did contact Bob, and he said that the hole size, and shifter diameter were correct. Apparently, I need to heat the knob, and then force it on.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:54 pm

treeman53 wrote: Apparently, I need to heat the knob, and then force it on.


No, no, no. A bit of silicone spray and some persuasion will work fine.

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Re: 184 shift knob

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:05 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:
treeman53 wrote: Apparently, I need to heat the knob, and then force it on.


No, no, no. A bit of silicone spray and some persuasion will work fine.

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I don't think I would use silicone except as an absolute last resort. It will stay there forever, making the knob more likely to come back off when you don't want it to. As far as heating goes, the only way I would try that is to let it heat soak in warm (not boiling) water. Then fish it out of the water and try to shove it on. A little soap detergent in the water probably won't hurt. Some twisting action while pushing it on will help too.


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