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Old Nov 4th, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Tony, here's a picture that Rakey posted to another thread. There are so many similarities to these photos that it's scary. The only logical explanation is you are the same person living in alternate dimensions.
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Old Nov 6th, 2003, 08:46 PM
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Here's mine before it was brushed. (Note to self, take pic of my knob this weekend )
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Another one of Doug's masterpieces.

For a bit of guidance on this, I sell sardines, mackerel and tuna for a living
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Old Nov 25th, 2003, 10:56 PM
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My Custom Whalen

Finally ordered my WSM from Doug, and am sorry I waited so long. In fact, Doug had to Express Mail it to me so that I'd have it in time for a track day last week. Thanks Doug, you did a great job.

Here's the finished product:



I went with 100% beadblasted finish. Love the look and feel.

No, the "M" isn't for MINI, in case you're wondering.

2003 DS/W MCS,Cloth,Anthracite,Sport Pkg,Premium Pkg minus sunroof, BMP Intake, Whalen Shift Machine.
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Old Jan 30th, 2004, 01:13 AM
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Finally got around to ordering mine. Here's the prototype that Doug did on a scrap knob to help fine tune the design. My brother did the web in Autocad for me. Liked it right when I saw it, no fine tuning required.

Paul
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Got this one from Doug a long long time ago, and it's seems to continue to be a primary focus topic from anyone who drives the car. I love it.
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I love my Whalen!!!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nick-o
I know where to buy one of these fantasic machines, but where can get one which has a customised engravment? - If thats the right term?!

Only one place; the little-old knob-maker. Me!

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Mine came today!

Here they are.
The one with no text is the Om (Aum) symbol.
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Mine's just arrived!
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Enamel inlay for Whalen

Well, I had to mess around a fair amount and double back more than a few times, but I finally figured out how to fill the design on a Whalen reallllllllllllly nicely and very easily.

I'll be selling the technique on eBay starting at $15.

JK.

Final technique is soooooooooooooooo simple!!!!!

I used Rustoleum Oil Based Protective Enamel.

8oz tin was something around $5 (?) I think. Anyway, not much. And I still have enough left over for another hundred knobs.

I took a paper towel, dipped it in the paint and just kind of blotted it into the grooves. The effect that worked the best was getting it so that there was a thin film over the whole design area, and the design itself showed through darker than the rest. IOW not so heavy that you can't see it anymore, but heavy enough that the grooves are filled evenly.

Next part was the bit. I tried I don't know how many ways to get the excess paint off without pulling paint out of the design. The best way by far: wait just a few minutes, and take a small pad of paper, like a postit note pad, and holding it fairly flat, just rub over the painted areas. When it gets too much paint on the page just tear it off and start on the next. It took a little bit to get all the extra off, but you can rub as hard as you want because the paper isn't going to absorb below the surface of the ball.

I left it over night and did it one more time, but really there was hardly any improvement.

And here's what it looks like
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WICKED does that say HARVEY on there???? I want one!!!! But I have a cooper not an S so it needs to only be 5 speed.

Why yes it does.... Here is a better pic I think
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