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Replacement Spider gear knob

Hi guys,

I have been looking for a new gear knob for my 1st gen 96 Spider but I can't seem to find any genuine gear knobs for the GTV/Spider anywhere! Also, will a 2nd gen steering wheel fit?

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I was quoted 140 for an original OEM gear knob from the dealer for my ph 2 spider. Even the bloke in the spares dept thought that was rediculous. So, get a nice aftermarket one from Halfords or so.
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Wow! 140 for a gear knob, I will take your advice and buy and Momo type effort! Do you think a phase 2 steering wheel would fit on my phase 1? I can get one off a certain auction site fairly cheaply.

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The steering wheel will fit straight on and will look much better then a ugly phase 1 steer
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Amazing! Thanks chaps!
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My 97 ph1 Spider and 98 ph1 GTV both had the later steering wheel, it must be a straight forward fit.
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Definitely go with momo knobs. I personally like the older models better than the new models that are out now.
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OK, seems good to me, phase 2 steering wheel it is and a nice momo gear knob too!
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any photo's?
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I have ordered a nice Momo gear knob, see below, I will also remove the centre console to get rid of the horrible rubber effect goo on it! Then I'll prep it and spray it either black or silver with a good layer of laquer. Should be easy...
I love my Spider!
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Take my advice and pay a pro to paint the centre console satin black (My choice of colour) Shouldn't cost more then 50, I tried painting a centre console, it came out ok but the paint I used wasn't as good as a personal would use, it was soft and easy to chip/scratch.

Sorry about the picture it was 1 I had already taken, as you can see it comes up alright.

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What you had done to your centre console looks really mint! Mine has wood covering the goo at the moment and on other parts of the dash. It doesn't look too hot now and quite dated, I am thinking silver to be like the newer Alfa's and satin black for the console around the gear knob and handbreak?
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Ok Chaps,

Here is the new Momo knob in place (damn the old one was hard to remove)!
It's a Combat Evo Air Metal - apparently! in chrome and leather, I think it really looks the part and is the same as near as makes no difference shape to the original.
Goes well with the chrome door handles and is fairly subtle!

Buy one now! 35.00 inc postage on a well known auction site...
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Ok Chaps,

Here is the new Momo knob in place (damn the old one was hard to remove)!
It's a Combat Evo Air Metal - apparently! in chrome and leather, I think it really looks the part and is the same as near as makes no difference shape to the original.
Goes well with the chrome door handles and is fairly subtle!

Buy one now! 35.00 inc postage on a well known auction site...
Looking good but! How does the pull up reverse job by work with this????
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My guess is its a twin spark Spider with 5 gears, reverse is where 6 is on a V6. (no lift)

Looks really good mate, much better then I 1st thought once seeing the picture in post 10
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Hi, she's a 2.0 twin spark but the instructions may have mentioned something about lift up reverse. Will check!
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I have taken the wooden dash kit off sanded down and resprayed same colour as car gives the dash a wee lift.
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Like it! What colour is the dash, white or silver? And are those phase 2 seats?
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How about this gear know. Does not look like something you see in a car sporting a dubious body kit and has a lift up reverse option. Richbrook Speed Top Gear Knob - Demon Tweeks

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That would make a nice gear knob replacement for the ph 2 gtv/spider.

Very much OE looking
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I have taken the wooden dash kit off sanded down and resprayed same colour as car gives the dash a wee lift.
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Nice set of instrument dials!
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How about this gear know. Does not look like something you see in a car sporting a dubious body kit and has a lift up reverse option. Richbrook Speed Top Gear Knob - Demon Tweeks
I have this knob and was initially very impressed with it, looks very smart. However after a year I have a few issues - the metal top bit kept spinning around (which I managed to fix) and the leather has a seam which is not sewn. In the hot weather it split open and you can see the metal underneath now.

Also when fitting it seemed like it was designed to fit on a thicker shaft and took a lot of fiddling to get secure (until I got it just right it had a habbit of popping off in my hand when driving).

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That is not so good! I am also tempted to get one off and Alfa GT which I know fits fine and looks nice. Thanks for the warning!
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I think when it comes to aftermarket, the simpler the better.

For the steering wheel - I don't know this for certain, but the '98-'02 Alfa 166 steering wheel looks the same as the phase-2 GTV/Spider steering wheel. Has to be worth a look as there must be a few more scrapped 166s around than GTVs/Spiders.

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