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Overdrive Switch
« on: August 09, 2020, 01:28:29 PM »
I am adding an overdrive to my 77 MGB and I was wondering about the gear shifter and how to put the overdrive switch onto the old gear knob. I saw online that they have a cap with the switch you can put on top of the shift knob. Can you switch the old top of the knob with the one with the overdrive switch? I don't have my car at home as it in the shop being worked on or I would be able to figure this out on my own or take a picture to show what kind of knob I have. Has anybody else done this?

Any advice will help if you can considering I don't have the knob or pictures. The knob I have has MG on the top and the knob is leather or vinyl and I don't see any way to replace the top from what I can remember what it looks like.  I believe I will have to get a whole new knob for my car or buy an used gear lever with the overdrive switch. Any ideas?

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Re: Overdrive Switch
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 01:41:12 PM »
In order to put the overdrive switch on the shifter, you would need the original shift knob, with the top for the switch. They are getting hard to find. If you wanted to put the overdrive on the wiper stalk as was done prior to '77, it will require some rewiring and modifications of the steering column.

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