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37 GC #1448385 Sun Apr 17 2022 01:35 AM
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M
'Bolter
I like mine on the left but I'm left handed. I happen to have a large collection of these. I went through a phase. Some of them swivel out of the way. I wouldn't buy one of the cheep fake old ones. On ebay you can pick up a nice vintage one for $30 or so.


Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
37 GC #1448433 Sun Apr 17 2022 03:02 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,803
W
'Bolter
I was wondering is the "suicide knob" was the problem with the guy who "won" a game of chicken with James Dean near the end of "Rebel Without a Cause" but that was a door latch. Still, don't get your sleeve caught on the knob.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

29 Years of Daily Driving. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
37 GC #1448437 Sun Apr 17 2022 03:35 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
In a collision if you have a tight grip on one you will more than likely break your wrist. Most States require a Doctors affidavit to put one on your car today. Does Law Enforcement actually enforce the Statute? Probably not!

37 GC, your research is flawed.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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37 GC #1448438 Sun Apr 17 2022 03:38 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,427
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
I had one on my '65 GMC 4000 (Firetruck) but once in a low-speed, tight turning situation, the wheel slipped out of my hand and the Brodie spun around with the wheel and whacked the crap out of the backside of my elbow. I removed it after that and have not used once since. Also, sometimes it would cause my knuckles to impact the vent window latch. I have big hands ...

I put one on Peggy's gator to make it easier for her to drive/steer with one hand (her other hand was using the stick to push the accelerator pedal or gab the brake handle. I whacked my self many times on that one. Same with the one in her Sebring (that went with her hand controls). But that one was removeable for able-bodied drivers.

I'm with DES57 -- if steering is all in good condition and properly adjusted, you shouldn't need one. I can't speak to the coolness factor as that went to absolute zero for me with the pain it caused to my arm.

Just my $.02

Brodie Knob -- not a fan. frown


John
Cisgendered heteronormative aggressor perpetrating problematic toxic ideas of Chevrolet normativity smile

'49 Chevrolet 3804




Justhorsenround #1448439 Sun Apr 17 2022 03:41 PM
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Leo Offline
'Bolter
Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
In a collision if you have a tight grip on one you will more than likely break your wrist. Most States require a Doctors affidavit to put one on your car today. Does Law Enforcement actually enforce the Statute? Probably not!

37 GC, your research is flawed.
I thought they were legal in most, if not all states. They are legal here in Canada, apparently.

37 GC #1448444 Sun Apr 17 2022 04:06 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Leo, legal under certain circumstances.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

37 GC #1448451 Sun Apr 17 2022 04:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
"Steering Wheel Spinner Knob" - "Brodie knob"

Seems to be legal in most states? [en.wikipedia.org]

"Except for certain for specific construction vehicles."


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 #1448452 Sun Apr 17 2022 04:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 7,179
W
'Bolter
The rock crawler you tubers that I watch place them where it is most convenient for them, I guess. I was not sure what you were talking about I had heard of necker knobs but not Brody. If I had ever gotten a Plymouth without power steering I had considered getting one.


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37 GC #1448454 Sun Apr 17 2022 04:58 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
A little more information - from the Wikipedia : "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.

Try a search on "advertisements for necker knobs vs brodie knobs" - you will find some interesting examples/names.


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 #1448460 Sun Apr 17 2022 05:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,500
G
Insomniac
Legal? I remember the police told my older brother and his friends to remove them from their cars. Also, I have heard of people being told to remove small diameter after market steering wheels. Basically, the law here says that you are to leave the original steering equipment provided by the vehicle manufacturer as is. Of course, the police have higher priorities at the moment so you might not get in trouble unless there is an accident.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
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