Q: PMD Walnut Shifter Knobs
What is the correct Pontiac Motor Division walnut shifter knob style?
A: Use the following link for a photo of an Installation Drawing for the Walnut Shifter Knobs for 3 and 4 spd M/T Pontiac’s:
These are the “PMD” style knobs:
3spd – “PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION” w/Red Crest (pt. # 9794301)
4spd – “PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION” w/shft.ptrn. (pt. # 9794300)
Note the application (“1968 w/M/T Floor Shift”) Also note the date on the drawing (1-23-67)
There have been reports of the earlier (’66-’67) “GTO CREST” Knob being used on the ’67/’68 Firebirds. This may have happened as the result of Dealer Stock but I doubt that any 1968 Firebirds came from the factory with a “GTO CREST” 4spd Knob.
Also note, the 1968 Accsry. Book notes that the Custom GearShift Knob (code 524) was used in (2) different styles (3 and 4 spd). 3spd used the “Pontiac Vee Crest” 4spd used the “Shift Position” (pattern).
In 1967 this knob was described as having (2) applications: 3 and 4 spd with “Ebony appearing Pontiac Crest and shift pattern”
In ’66 this knob was described as being available for only the GTO with the 4spd trans.
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