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    New to forum. 57 willy pickup

    I'm looking for a grey colored choke cable knob. my cable is seized up, and i can not remove the grey knob off the cable. all i have found are black and white knobs. anyone know where i can get a new cable with a grey colored knob.

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    Hello! I don't have one, but I'm sure one of our helpful folks here in the forum would be able to provide one. Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome Slick Willy!

    A quick Mrs. Google search came up with the following;

    https://www.dennis-carpenter.com/car...-48-choke-knob

    You will have to order the cable then swap the knob. That would probably be the cheapest route to take.

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    The problem i'm having is the knob will not come off. I took it to our local speed shop, he said the knobs were molded to the cables back in 57. i do not want to destroy the knob trying to get it off. any ideas on how to remove this old knob?

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    If your existing is good, paint the knob to match.

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    "If your existing is good, paint the knob to match."
    Hmm, that could work too. An uncanny way of solving it, if you ask me.

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    It comes from generations of Scottish heritage, and a dash of OCD. I would be too cheap to purchase the knob or the entire choke cable if not unserviceable.

    Although I did just received a new choke cable in the mail yesterday. The threads were stripped out on the original, and was originally on a lawn mower. Now both my new headlight switch and choke knobs match. Small price to pay for sanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmwillys View Post
    It comes from generations of Scottish heritage, and a dash of OCD. I would be too cheap to purchase the knob or the entire choke cable if not unserviceable.

    Although I did just received a new choke cable in the mail yesterday. The threads were stripped out on the original, and was originally on a lawn mower. Now both my new headlight switch and choke knobs match. Small price to pay for sanity.
    I had to laugh. On Saturday mornings I ingest several quarts of espresso with my buddy from Glasgow.
    His go to joke is "how Scots make copper wire...two Scots fighting over a penny"
    "Options are for girls"

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutingranch View Post
    I had to laugh. On Saturday mornings I ingest several quarts of espresso with my buddy from Glasgow.
    His go to joke is "how Scots make copper wire...two Scots fighting over a penny"
    Haahaaha, You could slip in a few nationalities into that stereotype! Mine for sure.

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    "how Scots make copper wire...two Scots fighting over a penny"
    Damn! I almost spit my coffee out. That's just hilarious.

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