Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

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Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#1 Post by johnnydog » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 pm

Does anyone have an early Mk2 overdrive gear lever that they would be willing to sell?
It is the short gear lever - later Mk2 models were fitted with the longer lever.
Ideally with good chrome :D
I don't mind a swap with a longer lever if that is preferable!
Thanks,
John
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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#2 Post by Mike Stevens » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi John,

Did you get this sorted? If not, I'll have a look to see what I've got!

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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#3 Post by johnnydog » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:37 pm

I've not had any response Mike!
If you could check, it would be very much appreciated!
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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#4 Post by Mike Stevens » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:11 am

OK, another reason to get down to the stores shed! I think I'll wait until it's stopped raining though.

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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#5 Post by Mike Stevens » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi John,

I found 2 gear-levers this afternoon, one even still had the spring and plunger in it! However, I'm not sure if they are the 'long' or 'short' ones, but I think they may be the latter.

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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#6 Post by johnnydog » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:49 pm

Thanks Mike - I will measure the longer gear stick I have Tues morning and let you know.
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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#7 Post by johnnydog » Tue May 01, 2018 9:23 am

Hi Mike,
I have measured the two gear levers - the later / longer gear-lever from the start of the threads, to the top of the 'ball' it is approx 8 1/2" measured in a straight line rather than following the curve of the lever.
The old (rusty!) earlier / shorter gear-lever is approx 7 1/4".
I need the shorter version.
Hope this clarifies the difference!
Thanks,
John
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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#8 Post by Mike Stevens » Thu May 03, 2018 10:38 am

Hi John,

Interestingly, they both measure about 8.5"! And I thought they were short ones. This measurement is from the very top of the little step above the ball to the lower end of the gearknob threads.

I've taken so many cars apart in the past, I can't believe I don't have some more somewhere. I'll have another look.

I am spending quite some time in the garage at present as I've got stuck back into restoring my 1949 Land Rover. A lot of the original parts are dated, the oldest I've found so far is the fusebox (with just one fuse!) which is dated '11 48'!

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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#9 Post by M5driver » Wed May 16, 2018 6:55 pm

John,
I may have one I'll have to dig around in the garage etc. But it should still be there. Are you at the National. If I find it I'll bring it along.

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Re: Early MK2 overdrive gear lever wanted

#10 Post by johnnydog » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi Chris,
If you have one, that would be great!
Yes, I will be at the National - wouldn't miss it for anything, especially as it will be my 32nd consecutive one!
Is it the Damson PI or your Mallard Mk2 this year?
Thanks,
John
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