>Here is my plan for the '64, which has both springs missing: Put a
>small piece of dense foam, like the blue foam used in sleeping mats for
>camping, and glue it in the notch under the pin where the spring was on
>the shaft. The pins I had were larger on the bottom, so they wouldn't
>fall "up" out of the hole. Worth a try, and you might put a piece of
>thin metal (beer can?) between the foam and the pin for strength.
That sounds like a rasonably good idea, I'll give it a go.
>Otherwise, it's the used parts vendors for us, and keep in mind the two
>controls are different! You may need a new knob too if the hole is
>"spun out" in the knob.
Whoa! They're different? How so? (I've never compared the two, but why in
the world have them be different?
(After a bit of thought) Let me guess, one of them needs to turn more than
The knob worked before, but who knows now (it was SUCH a PITA to get the
stupid thing off too!)
>Alternatively, you might be able to JB weld the spring back on if enough
>of it is left in one piece.
It broke right at the bend, so that might be possible (if I can find the
piece... I chucked it in a drawer. :(
'70 MGB Roadster
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