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Re: 77-80 mgb o/d question

To: Peter Zaborski <>, MG list <>
Subject: Re: 77-80 mgb o/d question
From: Tom McLaughlin <>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 07:34:27 -0700 (PDT)
--- Peter Zaborski <> wrote:

> I am
> very interested in this switching mechanism and
> would like to know how
> reliable the "sliding" switch is in long term use.

I only saw one reply to your question on the list so I thought I'd send
you my thoughts.  The switch is very reliable.  I had problems with my
OD when I first bought the car, but it had nothing to do with the
switch.  Nevertheless, I took the switch apart, cleaned everything and
put it back together.  I did order a new one from Moss at the same time
as they were relatively cheap.  I now have two.  I put the new one in
the car (even though the old one was fine).  That was 3.5 years ago and
it still works fine.  I have a backup that is 22 years old, but still
functions.  Now I wait until I find the real problem before ordering

Somewhere on the web I saw that someone had created a more modern
looking shift handle with a switch which was for sale, but I don't
remember where.  I personally like the original, but maybe it is right
for you.  Anybody out there remember that site???


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