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beertracker
Cochise

350 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2015 :  7:39:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let's see if any one over here knows the answer. It's supposed to be period correct for a 70 LeMans. What's the secret for removing the selector knob? Does it unscrew counter clockwise or is there some thing else I am missing? bt

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Chief PONTIAC

USA
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Posted - 06 Jun 2015 :  10:51:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Floor shift, automatic? The 73 manual shows a clip or snap ring under the button. No specific directions found on how to remove the button. I really have KNOW IDEA but i'll look some more.


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beertracker
Cochise

350 Posts

Posted - 06 Jun 2015 :  1:33:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
car has a auto trans, floor mounted Pontiac oem drive\reverse\2\1 selector.
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Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7215 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2015 :  07:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's been a long time but I had one and thought I removed the button to gain access to the clip or whatever it was. But unless you're swapping it out, I seem to remember being able to free up the shifter plate and by putting the shifter in gear can lift the console up and around the whole shifter assembly (and trim plate) with the knob intact.

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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5335 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2015 :  2:39:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The center button comes out (a clip holds it in and is usually broke or missing.) then a circlip then the knob and washer comes off. As mentioned, the trim plate is held in with two clips, you pry it up gently and then you have access to most of what you need without taking the knob off. New clips are on ebay if needed and are listed for camaro, etc. It's easier to put the clip on the shaft first when new, and then the button on top of it.
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beertracker
Cochise

350 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2015 :  5:45:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks this will get me started. On a slightly different topic I know this selector is held to the floor with two rear bolts that connect to a floor selector mount plate? I ask because the front of the selector has a hole that looks as though it could be a front mount point. So does the selector mount at two rear points or does it also have a front mount point?
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5335 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2015 :  2:15:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
on my 69 two rear points only, the front mount point looks like one until you get the back bolted up and the floor isn't near close enough to reach it. recall though, that the shifter also bolts to the console via the top plate. THEN, the console has like 3 mount points (one middle inside, front and rear brackets.) So, it won't wobble or fall forward even though it's not supported because the console holds it up off the floor hump, and braces it using the whole length of the console.
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beertracker
Cochise

350 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2015 :  11:12:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cort, thanks for clearing that up.
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cortcomp
Coyote

USA
5335 Posts

Posted - 09 Jun 2015 :  12:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit cortcomp's Homepage  Reply with Quote
NP, was wondering the same thing myself when swapping mine out; mine was very sloppy and annoying to drive. Rebuilt one was very tight and made a HUGE difference.
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