Thanks! I did some sleuthing and one thing that kept popping up was to boil them to loosen the glue. I figured why risk it and just went with a Sears Screamer repop knob. An adapter plus a shift knob would have ultimately cost me more. I can sell the 333shifter.Always a chance knob will break..
Here how I have taken them off :
Small adjustable wrench; closed to the sides of the shifter under the handle...then, tap on the other side of the wrench upward to slowly lift handle.
Hope this helps.
Yeah, I've tried using CitriStrip on paint before, and while it kind of works, it's a long, tiring, messy process. More often than not, a set of brass wire brush wheels and a drill get the job done a lot more efficiently. If there's a chance of lead in the paint, I just wear a mask while I work and clean up after myself the best I can.