I would like to say thanks to those MG listers who replied to my question
about the reliability of the switch and wiring setup for the later MG
models' O/D switching mechanism (the one in the shift knob). Based on the
replies I received from a number of you, it seems the switch and wiring are
indeed reliable and I should not let that prevent me from converting my TR6
to use this setup.
Thanks and good day to all!
--- Peter Zaborski firstname.lastname@example.org ---
> From: Peter Zaborski
> Sent: Monday, August 16, 1999 5:49 PM
> Hello MG listers,
> Perhaps you can answer a question from a TR6 owner (yes I
> admit it, I own one of these old, heavy, separate frame and
> body beasts). I am not a regular subscriber to this list but
> am active on the triumphs list and joined yours to ask this
> question (and hopefully receive some info).
> For those of you who have the 77-80 B roadsters (and maybe
> some later GTs as well?), I believe the O/D switch is
> incorporated into the shift knob. I am very interested in
> this switching mechanism and would like to know how reliable
> the "sliding" switch is in long term use.
> Are these "sliding" switches known to break down or are they
> fairly robust and reliable over the long term (on a well
> maintained car that is)? Any there other known problems with
> this approach -- for example from running the wires in the
> shifter shaft? Or the fact the shifter shaft has the "slit"
> -- are the shifter shafts still strong enough?
> I am contemplating the fitting of this switching mechanism to
> my TR6 and would like to get some feedback from those with
> first hand experience prior to commencing the work. I know
> all that needs to be done and have all the parts but before I
> make the modification I'd like to poll the MG list for any
> words of advice.
> Thanks in advance for any info and/or suggestions.
> --- Peter Zaborski email@example.com ---
> - hoping I have not shot myself in the foot by admitting my
> ownership of a Triumph :-)