[Healeys] reverse light switch

Mark Donaldson ardmorebusiness at xtra.co.nz
Sat Dec 30 02:15:02 MST 2017

I have, Bob.  But it is not from a Healey but a top-loader Wolseley 6/110 Mk
II saloon.

The layout of the top plate is different to the top-loaders in our cars.

I could send you a photo of the set-up but I don't know that it would be of
much help to you.


Having said that, I have seen this modification made to a stock BJ8
top-loader some 40 years ago.

It seemed quite easy to do, and worked like a charm.


Wishing you and all listers a happy and safe New Year, and may 2018 be all
that you want it to be.




Ardmore, NZ



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Haskell [mailto:rchaskell at earthlink.net] 
Sent: Saturday, 30 December 2017 7:02 a.m.
To: Healey List
Subject: [Healeys] reverse light switch




Anyone run across a center shift gearbox top cover fitted with a reverse 

light switch, opposite the overdrive 3-4 switch?


See the attached image.  The gear lever socket has the second flat to 

engage a reverse lamp switch, but there are a couple of issues.  The top 

cover flange doesn't have the boss for the switch (you can see the boss 

on the OD switch between the fiber washer and the flange, and on the 

inside), so it's thinner.   The flange is also farther away from the 

gear lever socket. Compare the two flanges to the two screws that hold 

the gear shift lever in place.


So I'd have to build up the inside of the flange and machine the outside 

of the flange to move the switch far enough inboard.


Just thinking out loud.




Bob Haskell

AHCA 3000 MkI registrar


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