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Re: Overdrive solenoid problem? Exactly what I did...cut a hole

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Subject: Re: Overdrive solenoid problem? Exactly what I did...cut a hole
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 18:41:06 -0700
Yeah, that ought to do it <g>. What did you use to cut with?

This is also another argument for not gluing down the tunnel carpet. The
same snaps as used on the floor carpet are virtually invisible (well, at
least with black carpet they are).

on 6/7/01 5:55 PM, Paul Tegler at wrote:

> something like this!
> h_swap.htm
> Paul Tegler
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ken Waringa" <>
> To: "Max Heim" <>; "MG List"
> <>
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 7:12 AM
> Subject: RE: Overdrive solenoid problem?
>> 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
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