Mike I have some old original pictures of my setup which shows most of
the wires at http://myweb.cableone.net/ralemen/spitfire/spitfire.html
and if you select the pictures you'll get a big one.
I think they you can see where most of the wires and colours go.
Also the gear knob top prises off from the back of the plastic part.
slot for a screwdriver and then the knob itself comes off by unscrewing
the chrome ring thingy below with a spanner to loosen the knob and then
the knob unscrews if I recall.
Also I seem to remember that the wires to the switch were small spade
connectors that simply pulled off the switch which is mounted on the
black plastic bit.
Hope that helps.
Mike Chmura wrote:
>After reviewing the 78 Spits electrical schematic from the shop manual
>and starring at my O/D tranny, wiring harness and gear shift switch wire
>this weekend, I'm trying to get answers to a couple of questions.
>- Does the metal gearshift knob (with the built in switch) come off so I
>can get the console gearshift boot and carpet back in place? After
>initially playing around with it didn't yield any results I thought I'd
>ask the folks on the list before I started applying a lot of elbow
>grease trying to get it off.
>- Does it matter which connector the O/D wiring harness connects to on
>the O/D inhibitor switch, which sits on top of the tranny? Is there a
>definite polarity that has to be maintained. The same questions goes
>for the wires coming from the O/D switch in the gear shift knob. In
>other words is there a right way and wrong way to connect these switches
>- Does anyone have a picture of a wired up O/D tranny (single rail 1978
>Spit) that you could share. I'm thinking that I understand how the
>wiring harness is supposed to be connected but I sure would like to see
>what the real thing looks like. The shop manuals just don't provide
>that kind of detail.
>- Is there some kind of special connector that connects up to the O/D
>switch in the gear shift knob? I've got the two wires and the switch
>but the contact points don't appear to be easily accessible, almost as
>if I'm missing some small piece.
>Thx in advance for everyone's help. I know there's a lot of questions
>here but I'm just concerned I'll screw up wiring the O/D for lack of
>good documentation. The electrical schematic are helpful but don't
>specify which of the two connectors attach to what colored wires.
>Thx - mike chmura
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