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Offline RonT

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Shift Knob Updates
« on: January 24, 2011, 08:26:01 AM »
Monday 1/24/11
Bad news guys, I spoke again with the OEM supplier last week who built our shift knobs with the porcelin emblem on top. The family owned business after reorganizing after the founding father died last year has decided to discontinue producing the knobs with emblems. They notified me and thier european OEM customers of this decision. It is a business decision based on being able to create profits from the enveavor, they expressed to me that because of the high rejection rate it is too hard to project pricing/profits. I inquired about buying their tooling for the process & that went nowhere. I will keep my eyes & ears open to alternative methods/options...RonT

Offline Mike Harry

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 04:03:11 PM »
Thanks for looking out for us Ron. Good to know where we stand anyway.

Offline amski79

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »
Brand new around here...

Quick question... did all the Am Ski's have this specific emblem topped knobs? Have a '79 that I thought our family had since new. Don't ever remember anything but the solid wood knob still on there. Did it likely have one of the emblemed knobs at one time?

Offline Mike Harry

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 05:09:51 PM »
I think (no expert) it was an option? As usual Ron knows best

Offline chrisheile

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 12:44:42 PM »
I don't think the '77 has one either.
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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 02:45:13 PM »
yes it was an option, but many were installed as a promotional item, especially if a boat was going into a boat show. I don't know exactly when it came about but our '79 had one.

Offline 56mulberry

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 06:51:54 AM »
My 1980 does NOT have one---just plain wood......

Offline Joel

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 04:40:16 PM »
Well good for you guys!!!   By the time 1990 came around they were using just "plain ole black plastic"    >:(

Fortunately, I got a wooden one from Ron...   Still hoping, praying, dreaming, etc, of a throttle knob with the AM Skier insert....  too cool    8)
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Offline PaulM

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Re: Shift Knob Updates
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 08:05:34 PM »
If someone brings one to the 2013 Reunion, I'd be interested in seeing if I could make copies.