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http://www.jegs.com/i/Lokar/625/SK-6920/10002/-1

 

Anyone know of a shift knob with a smooth button but that is an electrical button for the T56? Something that looks like the one in the link, I would prefer not to have an ugly button sticking out of the top of the shifter.  I want to use it for the reverse lockout since I have read of a lot of people destroying the plastic bushing in their T56 by just powering through the lockout. I want to avoid that, but don't want to have any extra switches to turn on or off, or have to use a brake pedal switch where it comes on all the time.

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It's not as pretty as that knob, but I use a Hurst Sidewinder knob.  I have a white knob with a red button for my thumb.  I use it as a line-lock/roll-control instantaneous switch for burn-out in the water box.  I also use it at intersections like a e-brake to keep me from rolling backwards on a hill.  Beware of the thread pitch.  For my MGW T56 Camaro shifter, the thread pitch is the same as a Ford 5-speed.  The GM T56 6-spd knob has wrong thread pitch for my stick.  So, I have a 5-spd pattern on my 6-spd stick, but I'm pretty sharp for a country boy, so I can remember!  The black knob doesn't have a pattern on it, but I like a white knob.  If you go this way, again, be sure to check the thread pitch.  And, yeah, $60 for a piece of plastic is insane.

 

I don't know what you are referring to with "powering thru the lockout."  I don't know if my programmer did anything special or not, but I have no problems with a reverse lockout-I just drive the car and it behaves like any manual shift car should.

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http://www.epcoshiftknobs.com/push_button.html

This place has some choices of knobs and can add a button to it, and the prices arent bad. Where would the button be less obtrusive, on the top, or the 11:00 position?

 

 

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/automotive/interior-auto-accessories/shifter-knobs/gear-shift-knob-with-engine-start-button-0416042p.html#.U0gAAFf6GIA

This one is nicer with the hidden button, but would prefer all black.

http://www.rhdjapan.com/night-pager-missle-shift-knob-universal.html

 

This would be the ultimate if it wasn't so expensive and could have the Datsun logo.

http://www.dctms.com/product__ACS_Mercedes_carbonfibershiftknobs.html

 

I would like to find a knob with a flush button, or a covered one as second choice. Anyone got anything?

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It works just like any other reverse lockout prior to gm re-engineering the wheel for really no apparent reason.I used the stock internals minus the solenoid.went to the local hardware store and found the appropriate spring for the right tension,and walla idiot and bullet proof.I am in the process of machining 20 of these if interested.Dont forget that the factory solenoid can actually cause you to have to put a substantial dent in your tunnel  for it to fit.This is 3/4" shorter and requires no dent.

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On 4/13/2014 at 10:09 PM, alrighty said:

It works just like any other reverse lockout prior to gm re-engineering the wheel for really no apparent reason.I used the stock internals minus the solenoid.went to the local hardware store and found the appropriate spring for the right tension,and walla idiot and bullet proof.I am in the process of machining 20 of these if interested.Dont forget that the factory solenoid can actually cause you to have to put a substantial dent in your tunnel  for it to fit.This is 3/4" shorter and requires no dent.

How much?

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On 8/9/2020 at 10:33 AM, DonH said:

@milesz my T56 didn’t come with a reverse lockout. I bought this and love it! Same idea as above where you mood the intervals but this is much lower profile! 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/T-56-TR-6060-Reverse-Solenoid-Delete-Forward-and-Downward-Facing/173158632311?hash=item28510f0b77:g:c-IAAOSww9xZD94j

 

 

Thanks

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