The best take-away for many of us from this session, do NOT attempt to rebuild your gearbox or overdrive unit by yourself!! Ray was very effective, using a full table of heavy and slightly greasy parts, in making clear the number of ways to go astray, especially in reassembly. Over 30 MG enthusiasts sat attentively for a couple of hours while Mr. Holtzapple spoke passionately about the details of attempting these mechanical repairs. Everyone learned at least one thing…like “never over-tighten an aluminum bolt” or “be prepared to properly deal with the 5 loose balls when reassembling the TD/TF transmission shifting rods. They are critical for the rods to maintain the selected gear.”
When all the questions were answered, more than 20 of us motored over to Millers Cafe on Shephard for well-earned Burgers at a place that does them so well.
Your Comments to this post will verify that this was a most useful and productive tech session event. Thanks Ray Holtzapple!