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> 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.
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