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#1448238 Fri Apr 15 2022 08:18 PM
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Thinking of doing a Brody knob just for nostalgia, where would it normally be mounted? 10 o’clock or 2 o’clock? Left hand at 10 to be able to shift or at two for the right hand? Seems like all the old timers growing up had one and so did the tractors. Don’t get started on the legality, with research they seem to be legal most everywhere and it’s a myth that they are not at this time.

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37 GC #1448239 Fri Apr 15 2022 08:29 PM
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I think at 10 o'clock

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37 GC #1448244 Fri Apr 15 2022 09:22 PM
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I mounted mine at 2 o'clock since I'm stronger with my right arm.


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37 GC #1448247 Fri Apr 15 2022 09:34 PM
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I always had mine at 10 o'clock, liked it a lot.

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37 GC #1448258 Fri Apr 15 2022 10:24 PM
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Is that the same as a Neckin' Knob?

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37 GC #1448259 Fri Apr 15 2022 10:48 PM
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Thanks, Larry - for getting me to search the Internet for information on " Brodie Knob - Suicide Knob []"

"A brodie knob (alternative spelling: brody knob) is a knob that attaches to the steering wheel of an automobile or other vehicle or equipment with a steering wheel. Other names for this knob include suicide, necker, granny, knuckle buster, and wheel spinner."

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37 GC #1448264 Sat Apr 16 2022 12:51 AM
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Tim, Glad I could help make you day a little more diverse and add to (like my mind) more unusable trivia knowledge! LOL

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37 GC #1448280 Sat Apr 16 2022 03:45 AM
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We always just called them steering knobs.
I have them on all my tractors. Most of them are at about 12 o'clock. I think the only one I ever had on a vehicle (back in my youth) was also at 12 o'clock. That one had a little lever that, when moved, would fold the knob down flat when you weren't using it.


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37 GC #1448297 Sat Apr 16 2022 12:30 PM
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10 AM....leaves the right hand free for "other things" !!

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