Re: I'm losing all my knobs!
Get some new ones.
Have a look at a few other fords that the repo market caters for, eg XW GT, or Mustangs, and see what matches yours. I doubt ford made them specific to the ZC Fairlane. Should be able to get new ones which fit better than clamping the originals...
'67 Mustang V8 4sp... what fun to drive!