I believe in 1972 MG (was that way on my non-O/D 72) used that same stalk
for all cars O/D or not so flipping the stalk may not necessarily indicate
whether the car has O/D.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
To: Bob Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: MG List <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: Determining if car has O/D
> I wouldn't trust it blindly, but my roadster W/O OD does not have the
> ability for the stalk to flip into the OD position. My '71 GT has OD and
> the stalk flips. so if the stalk won't flip foreward or backward the car
> probably didn't have it originally. It will give you a clue as to what it
> probably should have had, but YMMV.
> James Nazarian
> '71 B roadster
> '71 BGT rust free and burnt orange
> '74 BGT going by-by soon
> '63 Buick 215
> On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Bob Hill wrote:
> > Is there a way to determine if a car is an O/D car without driving it?
> > referring to the earlier models that had the switch on the wiper stalk.
> > assume that the engine number would tell or something on the car?
> > my ignorance on the subject but would like to know if it is possible to
> > tell if a car was originally a O/D car or if it has been added and vice
> > versa.
> > Thanks
> > Bob
> > 79 MGB
> > 77 MG Midget
> > 74 MGB GT
> > 97 Jaguar XJ-R