|11/08/2002 06:05:00||bkaelin||I just got a 1970 95. how do I engage the freewheeling feature (or disengage it). Is it always available? I thought that it could be turned on and off....sorry folks, I am new at this...thanks.|
|11/08/2002 18:05:00||Alec||There is a handle under the heater outlet in the middle of the bulkhead (near the pedals). Whilst the car is stationary, pull the handle out for 'normal' and push in for freewheel.|
|11/08/2002 21:04:00||bkaelin||There is a hole, but no handle. has someone butchered my freewheel? Can it be replaced?|
|12/08/2002 18:57:00||SteveB||Have a look uner the bonnet (or through the hole) and you should be able to see a white plastic lever which has a pivot bolt and a sprung bolt in a curved slot. This is the free wheel control which you can now move by hand into the 2 positions.
In my experience if the freewheel is broken then people sometimes remove the handle and lock it in the 'drive' position by tightening up the sprung bolt.
A short road test with the lever in each position will tell you if things are OK.
|12/08/2002 22:09:00||Alec||Often the thing that goes wrong is the actual plastic lever. When you remove the bolt (with the spring) you find a rod sits into this lever and this gets worn and allows movement in the rod. This sunsequently makes the freewheel jump out.|