Dan White sent me an email asking for details on what happened, and I
replied. He suggested that I copy my reply to the List, so here it is.
> As I shifted into reverse, the shift lever went too far to the left as it
> went into reverse. Then the lever just flopped around, and nothing would
> work. There are 2 threaded "pins" in the casting where the lever fits.
> These pins fit into slots in the lever and keep the lever from going too
> far to the left (reverse) or right (past 3/4 gears). One pin was missing,
> allowing the lever to go too far to the left. The ball on the end of the
> lever popped out of the socket on the remote shift rod. If you have a
> Moss catalog, look at item #31 in the "External Gearbox Centershift"
> drawing. Replacement pins are NA. I bought some 1/4" NC bolts, turned the
> threaded end down so it would fit in the slot and replaced both the
> missing pin and the one that was there.
> A friend in Vancouver, BC who repairs Healeys told me that sometimes the
> end of the pin brakes off. My remaining pin looked bad so changed both.
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