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Old 07-15-2005, 06:01   #1 (permalink)
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couple of daft questions

Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit? and when
would I use a hand throttle.

Thanks in advance, Phil
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: couple of daft questions

On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:27:58 +0100, <phil.overbury@gmail.com> wrote:

>Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
>unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
>sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit?


It's for lowering the engine revs when cruising under lower load, so
engage it on the open road above ~40 when lightly laden.

> and when
>would I use a hand throttle.


It's for use with the pto, the space for which is now occupied by the
overdrive. Use it for upping the idle when jump starting. Is this
diesel or petrol? The petrol ones should have a separate governor.

AJH

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Old 07-15-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: couple of daft questions

In message <MPG.1d4183e85940822d98968a@news.eclipse.co.uk>
<phil.overbury@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
> unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
> sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit? and when
> would I use a hand throttle.
>
> Thanks in advance, Phil


Never, ever, use the hand throttle when driving - it is intended
for use when driving equipment off the PTO's to keep the engine
at the required revs.

You can use the overdrive as and when you see fit (though Fairey,
the makers, don't recomment its use on 1st and 2nd gears).
Basically, if the engine is screaming its nuts off but won't
quite pull the next gear then engage the overdrive, equally
when going down a hill this can sometimes be a bit easier
with the overdrive engaged. Don't panic though, the overdrive
is quite possibly the toughest part of your drive train! Having
oil in it (EP90) is often considered a bonus though.

Richard
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Friday, in article
<l5ted1tarehslanh08obk6g9rcb8a4snmv@4ax.com>
sylva@despammed.com wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:27:58 +0100, <phil.overbury@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
> >unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
> >sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit?

>
> It's for lowering the engine revs when cruising under lower load, so
> engage it on the open road above ~40 when lightly laden.
>
> > and when
> >would I use a hand throttle.

>
> It's for use with the pto, the space for which is now occupied by the
> overdrive. Use it for upping the idle when jump starting. Is this
> diesel or petrol? The petrol ones should have a separate governor.


Also fitted to military FFR vehicles ("Fitted For Radio"). We once had
an SII FFR on the farm. Main feature was 24volt electrics, with a big
control box (cast metal) in the back, a lot of screened leads, and a
pretty big generator. And the pair of 12volt batteries, under a cover,
replacing the centre front seat.

Otherwise, yes, something you'd expect with a PTO.

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Old 07-15-2005, 11:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: couple of daft questions

On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:36:37 +0100, sylva@despammed.com wrote:

>On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:27:58 +0100, <phil.overbury@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
>>unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
>>sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit?

>
>It's for lowering the engine revs when cruising under lower load, so
>engage it on the open road above ~40 when lightly laden.


I also use mine when i have heavy loads or encounter a big hill. Gives
you some nice extra inbetween gears (like 3rd overdrive - or 2nd
overdrive when you have a lot of stuff in the back!)

>> and when
>>would I use a hand throttle.


Also handy for when it won't tick over properly and the choke just
doesnt hack it!
>
>It's for use with the pto, the space for which is now occupied by the
>overdrive. Use it for upping the idle when jump starting. Is this
>diesel or petrol? The petrol ones should have a separate governor.
>
>AJH


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Old 07-15-2005, 12:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: couple of daft questions

On or around Fri, 15 Jul 2005 16:10:41 +0100, Tom Woods
<tomarse_@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:

>On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:36:37 +0100, sylva@despammed.com wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:27:58 +0100, <phil.overbury@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
>>>unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
>>>sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit?

>>
>>It's for lowering the engine revs when cruising under lower load, so
>>engage it on the open road above ~40 when lightly laden.

>
>I also use mine when i have heavy loads or encounter a big hill. Gives
>you some nice extra inbetween gears (like 3rd overdrive - or 2nd
>overdrive when you have a lot of stuff in the back!)


ISTR 2nd OD is deprecated, 'cos it puts too much load on the OD unit. but
3rd OD is approx halfway from 3rd to 4th, and 4th OD is obviously for
cruising.

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Old 07-15-2005, 19:02   #7 (permalink)
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On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 18:07:20 +0100, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>>I also use mine when i have heavy loads or encounter a big hill. Gives
>>you some nice extra inbetween gears (like 3rd overdrive - or 2nd
>>overdrive when you have a lot of stuff in the back!)

>
>ISTR 2nd OD is deprecated, 'cos it puts too much load on the OD unit. but
>3rd OD is approx halfway from 3rd to 4th, and 4th OD is obviously for
>cruising.


My overdrive hasnt broken yet! I think they are fairly strong

Its not that often i move loads that heavy though.
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Old 07-17-2005, 00:02   #8 (permalink)
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"beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
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> In message <MPG.1d4183e85940822d98968a@news.eclipse.co.uk>
> <phil.overbury@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Just bought a 1960 swb which comes with a hand throttle and a overdrive
> > unit. Could some one tell me how these are best used? If that makes
> > sense, ie, when driving, when do I engage the overdrive unit? and when
> > would I use a hand throttle.
> >
> > Thanks in advance, Phil

>
> Never, ever, use the hand throttle when driving - it is intended
> for use when driving equipment off the PTO's to keep the engine
> at the required revs.
>


i disagree here, while it is silly to use the hand-throttle for road-driving
(i.e. as a makeshift cruise control. this can be dangerous as it will go a
lot faster down a hill than up, and also you WILL forget about the
hand-throttle and put the clutch in and wonder why the motor is revving its
nuts off). but for low speed four-wheel driving, a hand throttle can be
excellent. i used it all the time on the old landcruiser (my landy dont have
one) and it was a great help. basically just jumps the idle up to whatever
you would like so you can concentrate on steering vehicle position rather
than trying to keep your foot in the same position relative to the pedal
while being battered around your cabin on rough terrain.

but i think hand throttle should only be used in (just at an educated guess)
1st high-range and 1st and 2nd low-range.

Hope this is of some help.

Sam.


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Old 07-17-2005, 07:02   #9 (permalink)
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"Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in
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> it is silly to use the hand-throttle for road-driving
>


That reminds me of my old Morgan three wheeler days (Ford engine,
unfortunately).

The single drive wheel was inclined to slip, so bung her into gear, set the
hand throttle, hop out and push. Then run like hell to catch up and jump in
(hopefully) before she disappeared over the horizon!

The only car I have ever owned that I could hand signal a left turn with
the left arm. Oh, and touch the ground from the driver's seat without
stretching. Took the girl friend out with one of those bee-hive hair do's.
Had to take the canvas down to get her in. The leaking gear box left two
beautiful buttock prints on her white coat too.<g>

Derry.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:01   #10 (permalink)
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"Derry Argue" <home@adviegundogs.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in
> news:42d9de13$0$32653$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au:
>
> > it is silly to use the hand-throttle for road-driving
> >

>
> That reminds me of my old Morgan three wheeler days (Ford engine,
> unfortunately).
>
> The single drive wheel was inclined to slip, so bung her into gear, set

the
> hand throttle, hop out and push. Then run like hell to catch up and jump

in
> (hopefully) before she disappeared over the horizon!
>
> The only car I have ever owned that I could hand signal a left turn with
> the left arm. Oh, and touch the ground from the driver's seat without
> stretching. Took the girl friend out with one of those bee-hive hair do's.
> Had to take the canvas down to get her in. The leaking gear box left two
> beautiful buttock prints on her white coat too.<g>
>
> Derry.


Sounds like a ripper derry, but why on earth did that little thing have a
hand throttle? how long did that girlfriend last?

Sam.


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