adjust throttle switch as per shop manual -- it should go from OD to NORMAL at
around 30-35 mph.
Rick Neves wrote:
> I just got the tranny and overdrive back into my '56 BN-2 and it is running
> But I still have this weird thing going on with the overdrive. Basically the
> way it is operating is that when you have the dash switch in the off
> position, it runs without jumping into overdrive. Well that is normal, but
> once you flip the switch it will go into overdrive at the appropriate times
> only in third and fourth and it comes out of overdrive in any other gear.
> And that is normal as well.
> The problem is that if you put the switch in the normal position after it
> has been in the overdrive position, the system will not revert back to the
> "never go into overdrive situation". What I mean is that it will continue to
> shift into overdrive at the appropriate times in third and fourth even
> though the switch is in the normal position. The only way to get it to
> revert back to the "never go into overdrive (or normal)" operation is to
> turn off the key. I've even tried this while driving down the street.
> Turning off the power and then turning it on and starting the engine and the
> overdrive then stays out.
> Now this may all be the way its supposed to be! I'm not sure. I can see
> where it would be kind of a safety thing where hitting the switch
> accidentally might cause a high revving situation if this didn't do what its
> I've checked my wiring against the diagram several times. This is a BN-2 so
> it has the later design and all is correct. I'm scrutinizing the schematic
> and I guess myself I would have designed it a little differently having the
> dash switch the gas pedal position and the gear switch all in series to have
> the effect I'm expecting and its kinda like that but not exactly and that
> could be why its doing this weird thing.
> But then may be its supposed to be like that.
> Anyway I had a great ride the other morning just going around my block about
> a hundred times checking it out. Finally the power train is running smooth
> and I was relaxed enough to enjoy all the sensations of driving my fully
> rebuilt Healey.
> Check out my progress www.RickNeves.com
> Rick Neves
> '56 BN-2
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