[Healeys] Fwd: Side shift trans covers

Jim Wojcik jvwojcik at comcast.net
Fri Oct 12 13:38:31 MDT 2018

Hi Tim. Not much help with your specific question as I did my BN7 tunnel work 25 years ago and no longer own the car. However, one thing I wish I would have done is to really re-engineer the way the tunnel and bulkhead pieces fit together, and made strong fasteners that could pull the seal tight and prevent the heat from flowing into the cockpit. If only ---   I think it would have been simple enough to do before the engine was in the car but I just didn’t remember and appreciate what a bodge it really was as original.  If you do that and pull it up tight you may be able to better judge whether your shifter will function properly. Jim


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Tim Davis BN7
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 11:14 AM
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Subject: [Healeys] Fwd: Side shift trans covers


Trying again, since the original post I have rebuilt the rusted flanges on both sections and they look new now. I have both uncarpeted sections set in place but with the front bellhousing section in place, where it seems to fit best, the hole for the shifter is not centered over the trans. See attached. Will this positioning work ? I can't move the main cover to the left much as it is over the drive shaft hump. Also does the front flange of the trans cover screw  onto the bellhousing cover? I believe cupped trim screws are used for the sides of the bellhsg cover but what is used for the floor flanges, self tapping type? I have two snaps on each side of the man cover for the carpet, is there one or two on the drvshaft tunnel?

I also posted this question awhile ago to another Healey forum (https://www.ahexp.com/phorum/read.php?3,205482 ) worded a little differently but have received no useful responses.


Tim Davis BN7


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Subject: Side shift trans covers


I am about to install my two covers  after first test fitting for a couple welding repairs. My front footwells are newly carpeted and the forward section is lapping over the carpet on the sides, IS This correct?

When I try to fit that first piece alone where it would seem to be the Main cover is too far forward i.e small gap at the drive shaft tunnel. So I am thinking I need to get the big one in place regarding the tunnel and the access holes which will be pulling the front section back where it doesn't look like it would like to be ideally.

Does anyone have any photos of the two sheetmetal covers in place or being installed/removed? Or any other words of wisdom?


Tim Davis BN7


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