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Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?

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Subject: Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 09:41:09 -0700
Ha! That doesn't surprise me. If I hadn't already had the removable top
cover I probably would have done something similar. It seems foolishly
optimistic (to say the least) to have mission critical electrical items that
are inaccessible without removing the engine and gearbox. Sort of like the
"rants about modern car repair" thread a few weeks ago...

on 6/7/01 4:12 AM, Ken Waringa at wrote:

> Max Heim wrote:
> "One might be tempted to peel back the tunnel carpet and cut an access hole
> right on top of the silly thing, should it turn out to be the problem after
> all. You could always screw a cover plate back over the hole; it would be
> hidden by the carpet."
> Max this exact procedure was recommended to me by a very knowledgeable MG
> individual.  He gave me the dimensions to drill a hole in the tunnel prior
> to installing the engine and gearbox.  After the gearbox is in place, you
> will be able to see the exact location of the switch through the hole.  He
> recommended lowering the gearbox and cutting a hole so you could get to the
> switch.  Then cover the hole with a plate and a couple screws.  Just make
> sure to seal the plate so water won't seep into the carpets.  You now have
> access to the switch with everything in place.
> Ken


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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