I've been reading this list since shortly after I bought my new friend,
a 1978 (or is that 79? commision #FM91578U) Spitfire, about a month ago, but
this is my first post... so, hello to everyone out there.
So far it's been fairly smooth sailing, but now I need to pass state
inspection, which isn't going to happen unless I can fix the reverse lights.
Currently they're stuck on - or at least _were_ stuck on before I removed the
bulbs; my thinking being I'm a lot more likely to get pulled over with the
stuck on than off...
Anyways, I have obtained the Haynes manual, which shows the location
of the reverse switch on the tranny, but I can't find anything about how to
access it. So, does anyone know, can I reach it from under the car or do I
need to remove the cover inside the passenger compartment to get it from
Also, this may be a silly question but I'd rather be silly than dead -
I bought a pair of jackstands and have no idea how to use them. Should I put
them under the frame? Under the lower wishbones in front? Under the axle in
the rear? Or should I jack up the car using the frame and put the jackstands
under the normal jacking points?
thanks in advance for any help,
PS: I _love_ driving this car!