[Healeys] Back up/ reversing light

Len and/or Marge Hartnett thehartnetts at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 20 15:46:13 MDT 2019

Here is a picture of a switch mounted opposite to the OD switch.  It is a normally-closed switch (the no-no function of which is not to be mentioned for fear of offending the purists). I believe that the OD switch is a normally-open switch so could work for a back-up light if placed this location.   The pictured switch has a threaded body so it was easy to adjust for distance from the flat surface on that side of the shifter.  It was installed too long ago for me to remember the source but it may have come out of my "miscellaneous switches" box at the time.  Sorry, I do not have any measurements that will help.

(The Other) Len
Fairfield, CA, USA
1967 AH 3000 MkIII, HBJ8L39031

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Perry via Healeys 
  To: healeys at autox.team.net 
  Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:45 PM
  Subject: Re: [Healeys] Back up/ reversing light


  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?







  Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html
  Suggested annual donation  $12.75

  Archive: http://www.team.net/pipermail/healeys http://autox.team.net/archive

  Healeys at autox.team.net

  Unsubscribe/Manage: http://autox.team.net/mailman/options/healeys/thehartnetts@earthlink.net

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20190420/f9eca2d8/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: AH Modifications 005.JPG
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 336637 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20190420/f9eca2d8/attachment.jpe>

More information about the Healeys mailing list