If you have OD, it was still engaged for some reason. Everything locks
up in reverse with OD engaged. Lucky you didn't really break something.
Terry Blubaugh wrote:
> O.K., here is a real dilemma.
> I pulled into a gas station this afternoon in Whittier, CA. After
> several minutes, the line I was in had not moved a foot, so I decided
> to change to a different pump. I put my '60 BT7 in reverse, let out
> the clutch, and . . . . nothing. No reverse. It was as though the
> hand brake was applied tight, but it was not. I slipped the beast
> into first, and carefully let out the clutch. It went forward as
> usual. I tried reverse a second time, but again the Healey heaved
> up, but NO movement. Just locked tight. Finally, after four
> attempts, whatever had been holding it let loose, and off I went in
> How about some ideas.
> BTW . . . first time in more than 30 years that I've put $28 worth of
> gasoline in a Healey.
> Thanks as always.
> Terry Blubaugh Southern California