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    Odd Hood Release Knob

    Here is a photo of a hood release knob that is presently on a mid-May 1965 911. It looks different from the standard knob as it has two opposing indentations. Is this a “correct” knob for the early 911s?
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    Looks like a standard knob someone used a pair of pliers on to loosen/tighten it up once.

    Joe D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexterpix View Post
    Looks like a standard knob someone used a pair of pliers on to loosen/tighten it up once.

    Joe D
    I thought that at first but it actually looks like it was made that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexterpix View Post
    Looks like a standard knob someone used a pair of pliers on to loosen/tighten it up once.

    Joe D
    ^^^this^^^

    It’s out of round, formations are not symmetrical. Doesn’t look planned at all to me.
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    the hot air vent pipe to the front window is running in that part..you never know what happened, but some sort of deformation through heat is possible. I am quite sure it was not deliberately and factory sure did not make two different versions in the mold!! why should have done this? with the curved „edge“ you do not have any advantage in handling.

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    Maybe someone clamped on Vice Grips to help pull on a stuck release?
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    Never seen that before.

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