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    Should I get an exact reproduction MG TD shift knob that has (right) reversed reverse gear from the actual (left) VW pattern for the London Roadster? I have VW drive gear.

    edward ericson


    Shift knobs are touch points. I advise that you get the exact one that will please you the most.

    Paul Mossberg


    Ditto what Ed said.

    I had a wooden shifter knob with the correct pattern for a VW. But that was my choice.

    reality is it was rarely oriented correctly. The entire shifter tends to turn in the socket that connects it to the shift rod in the tunnel.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to and register (you need to copy and paste the link)



    The knob in the car now is wood with the correct VW shift pattern. Mine twists, also. I have ordered the MG shift pAttern knob and will try it out. I’ll report back after s few shows locally. I’ll see if anyone notices.



    I bought a walnut shift knob with a metal top MG logo at Carlisle show years ago. The thread pitch and count did not match my VW shifter. Ended up drilling and cutting threads in the knob to match. Doesn’t show the shift pattern but it can confuse those trying to steal the car from finding reverse

    David B Dixon
    Port Perry ON CA

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