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Re: Determining if car has O/D

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Subject: Re: Determining if car has O/D
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 10:40:31 -0800
Well, I just looked it up in Clausager, and I'm afraid the answer is 
"no". At no time did the vehicle number indicate whether the car came 
equipped with overdrive.

In a Mk. I car you could check the extreme end of the dashboard for the 
OD switch. A vacant hole doesn't mean anything either way, as non-OD cars 
just had a simple plug, which could easily have gone missing. Mine had an 
apparently-DPO-installed second hole (for a fog light switch or something 
-- why? when there already was one hole available) and no OD (which I 
confirmed by getting the British Motor Heritage certificate). Mine didn't 
have any trace of the OD wiring harness either, but I suppose you could 
look for that behind the dash, possibly stuck up out of the way, in a 
suspect car.

If you want to know about a particular car that you own, you can always 
send away for the BMH certificate.

Craig Brownlee had this to say:

>Look in you Moss Catalog....  (you know those guys that rip us off by 
>tons of free information)  They have a section in there that talks about 
>numbers and how to read them.  There is a code that indicates whether a 
>car had
>OD as it came from the factory.  I believe that I have seen that code 
>in the Moss Catalog.
>Craig Brownlee
>1977 MGB
>1983 Jeep Wagoneer


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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