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37 GC #1448308 Sat Apr 16 2022 02:44 PM
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'Bolter
37GC 60 years ago those knobs were just wood,sycamore for it's anti-split characteristic,they made some with ball bearings but wood would outlast bearings 2to1 !!

37 GC #1448311 Sat Apr 16 2022 03:09 PM
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'Bolter
Per research on the web, I found most replies saying:

The typical spinner knob position is off center at the top of the wheel on the side of your driving arm. This puts the knob at approximately “10 O'clock” for left handed drivers and “2 O'clock” for right handed drivers.


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
cmayna #1448321 Sat Apr 16 2022 04:32 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Originally Posted by cmayna
Per research on the web, I found most replies saying:

The typical spinner knob position is off center at the top of the wheel on the side of your driving arm. This puts the knob at approximately “10 O'clock” for left handed drivers and “2 O'clock” for right handed drivers.

On a left-side steering-wheel truck, left-handed or right-handed driver : I'd want my right hand free to shift my SM-420 4-speed floor-shift?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
37 GC #1448323 Sat Apr 16 2022 04:52 PM
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'Bolter
I'm right-handed, but I prefer the ten O'clock position.


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37 GC #1448325 Sat Apr 16 2022 05:25 PM
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'Bolter
I wouldn’t waste the money. Seriously, most turns, even parking, is less than one full turn. I’d have to go out and start up my ‘57 to know for sure, but I’m guessing stop to stop is less than a full turn.


1957 Chevy 3200
PS, A/C, Tilt column, Rebuilt 350, Rebuilt TH350, Reupholstered Bench Seat, sound proof/insulated
DES57 #1448334 Sat Apr 16 2022 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DES57
I wouldn’t waste the money.

Mine was around $10. Can't put a dollar value on the cool factor.

37 GC #1448336 Sat Apr 16 2022 06:22 PM
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Every forklift I've ever operated had one.
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37 GC #1448337 Sat Apr 16 2022 06:25 PM
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'Bolter
I still recall the spinner knobs of earlier years on vehicles with no power steering, almost always would become loose and tightening, re tightening and over tightening
only marred up the steering wheel. Non for me thanks.

Hotrod Lincoln #1448343 Sat Apr 16 2022 06:40 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Every forklift I've ever operated had one.
Jerry

Oddly: The OSHA Powered Industrial Truck regulation does not specifically address steering knobs. However, there is an industry standard that federal OSHA has often referenced: ANSI/ITSDF B56.1. This industry standard provides some fairly detailed information on steering knobs. (In short, the ANSI standard does allow for steering knobs if certain criteria are met, and in some cases, steering knobs may even be necessary; for example, when steering must be accomplished with one hand. The equipment operating instructions should also be consulted.)


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
37 GC #1448357 Sat Apr 16 2022 08:56 PM
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Posts: 2,259
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'Bolter
Speaking of, here’s my sewerside knob relaxing with my extra steering wheels. Someday I just might consider installing it back in the truck to try it out.

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Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
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If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
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