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  1. #1 Gear Knob Removal 
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    Does anyone know how to remove the gear knob off a Ford MT75 gearbox. Its not at all clear in the Haynes manual. In my case the collar you lift to engage reverse has virtually disintegrated and I need to find/make a replacement. Any ideas appreciated.
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    Geoff...I think it's just a straight pull off...there'e a groove about an inch down from the top of the gear stick running around the tube and the plastic clips into it. There was a replacement available from Ford that looks very like mahogany (it's not, it's a clever moulding..I bought mine on Ebay ages ago). The base has a 20mm diameter recess into it which allows the reverse selector collar to slip up into the base of the knob. If my car was at home, I'd snap a photo or two and forward them....but it's still in lockdown accomodation and doesn't come home until next week. Can you wait until then?
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    Is it one of the knobs the Club sold in Club goods? If so it will be glued won.
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    Its the original Ford knob and I must admit it does look as though the only to get it off is to pull it.
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    You are correct - you just pull it (it's a heck of a pull)
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    Thanks Keith, I did pull as hard as I could but my back started to protest. Maybe I need to sling a block and tackle over the garage rafters and try that. The reason I want to remove it is because a piece has broken out of the plastic collar you pull up to engage reverse. It still works but it's a bit rough on the fingers. I might live with it for the summer and add it to the winter job list.
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    Tempting to post a word of caution here but some may not appreciate its a joke.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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    Hi Geoff. Is it possible to build up the broken section with epoxy/ JB weld, whatever, and file it to shape ? Regards David
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    Hi Geoff,
    Lots of info about the MT75 gearbox here:
    http://www.super7thheaven.co.uk/comp.../mt75-gearbox/

    I have attached one of several sectional drawing giving a detailed view of the knob. It doesn’t say how to remove it. The parts listed as follows:
    1. Shift knob – wiring
    2. Sleeve – reverse lock
    3. Gear lever
    4. Draw – reverse lock
    MT75-gear-shift.jpg

    Fordopedia has a diagram, attached, showing a collar, item 9, but annoyingly no parts list.
    http://www.fordopedia.org/parts-cata...nada-mk1/H6.10
    H6.10.jpg

    I have attached a couple of pictures of my shaft. My knob was removed by someone else. I don’t know how or when. In the fullness of time I will replace it with a large stiff rounded solid polished wooden one that comes easily to hand and is sensual to the touch.

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    Paul
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  10. #10 Re: Gear Knob Removal 
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    Dave, when I managed to find the broken off bit which had somehow migrated to under the seat I did try epoxying it back on but the reverse lock sleeve seems to be made of a hard rubbery plastic and the epoxy wouldn't take with sufficient strength. The intention then was to get the knob out of the way and somehow re-engineer the sleeve.

    Paul, thanks for the diagrams which do seem to confirm the knob just pulls off. I'll down a few Weetabix and have another go a bit later!!
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