[Healeys] Back up/ reversing light

Bob Haskell rchaskell at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 17 18:26:41 MDT 2019


I have considered doing the same.  Not sure that the same OD switch can 
be used.  Looks to me that the spacing between the gearshift lever 
socket and the top cover flange is wider on that side.  Kees thought a 
Jensen Healey version might be longer, but I haven't followed up with 
it.  The socket does have a flat to push against the switch.

Might be easier for (some?) 100-6 owners; doesn't the bell housing have 
a place to install a switch?


Bob Haskell
Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar

On 4/17/19 6:45 PM, Perry via Healeys wrote:
> Fred
> Ok, your question required yet another trip to the garage, my wife asked 
> if I got lost this time even though its only 20 feet from the computer.
> Grabbed a center shift gearbox top cover and it would appear to be a 
> relatively easy job. Using the same switch that is used for the 
> overdrive control, drill and tap the area opposite the OD switch so that 
> the switch is depressed when the gearbox shifter is placed in reverse. 
> That side of the shifter area on the top plate is slightly less thick 
> than the side that has the OD switch but should be adequate. The fiddly 
> part is determining the best place to drill the hole. A fully assembled 
> gearbox with shifter in place should make this decision easier. I have a 
> photo of the location but the list is iffy on photos.
> Any thoughts from the list?
> Perry
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