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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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New owner of Spider Veloce 167684

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I recently purchased the above vin numbered '61 Spider Veloce and am sorting a few details.
1) My car has a "splined" gearshift knob rather than the screw on type. Any sources for those as all I seem to find are the screw on type?
2) My car is a transition car with a data plate under the bonnet. I've reached out to Mr. Sahine via email and phone but can't reach him. Does anyone else do correct stamping?
3) I had to fabricate a rear drape to accommodate my bolt down top. What are the correct attachment points for the bottom of the drape, by the floor?
I'm driving the car and truly enjoying the experience. Hunting components and watching the car evolve has been a hoot, as well. This forum has been incredibly helpful in my efforts to put things back together.
Thanks to you all for providing the information.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 10:02 AM
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Tom was probably in Monterey all week. Try him this week.
I have 167172, from Sept. 1960.
Can you post a pic of the knob?
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Thank you Andrew. I'll post a pic in the morning. I tried Tom about a month and a half ago. Life gets crazy so I'll try him again. Sorry I missed Monterey this year.
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But the knob does screw on? That is, the shaft it threaded? Early 750 cars had a very knurled knob on a different shaft but the thread might be the same. The threaded shaft lasted up til the end of the 1600 series.
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It slips on with a tight fit. The splines keep it from spinning on the shift lever. I wonder if someone changed levers during it's lifetime but given it's a transition car, could it have the old style lever?
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That late a car must have a split case 101 gearbox; the change from tunnel boxes was done by Dec. 1958. It might have a 1750/2000 shifter on it. No threads on the shifter? I can't even picture the spline, there are no splined shifters I can think of. Only threaded 101-1600, then press-on, 1750/2000.

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It is a split case box. Thanks for responding Andrew!
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OK, my idiot light is flashing because my shift lever is not splined. The insert for the knob had backed out enough that it was visible. I picked up on this when I went to take photos last night. I guess I should increase my dose of Gingko Biloba. Sorry Andrew!
I'm still in need of any information y'all might share on the location of the snaps at the bottom of my rear drape, where it touches the floor. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
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My car has the original drape, I can take some pics later today or tomorrow.
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Will,
You should be able to find two small screw holes for each turnbuckle near the top edge of the crossmember behind the seats.
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That is what I needed to see. It's not an area that is photographed often so my search has been frustrating. Thank you jkbartusek! Hope I can repay the favor some day.
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Thanks Andrew, it would be great to confirm everything before I cut holes in my drape.
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My car is offsite but not far. I can confirm later today.
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Hi Will,My Normale spider was built on 4/9/60' and is an interim as well.Pictures are of the drivers side turnbuckle position.I think that the easiest way to explain the position of the two holes is to start with the one closest to the tunnel,or inside hole.That hole is 2-1/4" from the inner sill lip and appx.3/8" down from the top of the crossmember.The holes are about 15/16" apart,but measure your turnbuckle to be sure.Hope this helps.BTW,I'm in the Atlanta area too.Regards,Phil
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Hi Alphil,
Wow, this is amazing information and gives me what I need to finish. I hope we meet sometime so I can see the rest of that car. Love the color! I joined the local club and attended one drive. Great fun. Maybe a Fall mountain drive will hit the schedule.
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