Hi Rob and sorry for the delay.....I've just tried.
I think so but it's no where near as positive as the other gears.....they seem to 'notch-in' and give you the idea they are at a final destination. with the reverse gear however, it some how dosn't seem to be in a final point: with or without the clutch depressed with the engin off.
With the engin on (from a cold start) I could select reverse and it engaged but it took a vigorous positive action.
When the engin was warm after a few hundred mile of motoring I had to wait for a complete engin idle and it could only be selected from neutral having had 10 to 15 seconds wait.
if all that helps?
Thanks rob......and yes the weather is great and it would be criminal to miss it.
I'll look into what you suggest: I'm not a stranger to a spanner but it's been a while (the last car I seriously stripped down was a Lancia Beta Monticarlo) which I brought for £2800 and ended up breaking for a £1000. I was hoping it wasn't going to be......