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Boss 302 Remove shifter ball

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Circle Track
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Northridge
Hey all,

I'm replacing the leather shifter boot and e-brake with alcantara. I am having a hell of a time removing the shifter ball to remove the center console. Tried with a wrench and starting and no go. Afraid I'm twisting the actual shifter. Any ideas on how to remove this thing?
 

TMSBOSS

Spending my pension on car parts and track fees.
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HPDE
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10-20 Years
Illinois
What Bob said.
I taped over the outside on the shifter ball to protect the finish then went at it with a strap wrench.
Ford uses a thread locker on the threads. A little heat, like Bob mentioned helps loosen the thread locker.
 
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What Bob said.
I taped over the outside on the shifter ball to protect the finish then when at it with a strap wrench.
Ford uses a thread locker on the threads. A little heat, like Bob mentioned helps loosen the thread locker.
Rubber strap wrench over rag worked for me it was on tight.
 

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