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Old 04-10-2005, 12:03   #1 (permalink)
Andy Richardson
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Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

Before I go make a fool of myself, does anyone know for a fact if a
fairy Overdrive can be wangled into a SeriesIII while the box stays
fully in place?

From offering it up , it seems feasible.... just.
though I may ned to remove the transmission brake drum perhaps.

Unfortunately the only free parking near my new abode is on some scary
hills. and making use of a carpark on a Sunday needs everything to go
right so I can drive off on Monday.
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Old 04-10-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:46:11 +0100, Andy Richardson
<andy@mrbumpy.co.uk> wrote:

>Before I go make a fool of myself, does anyone know for a fact if a
>fairy Overdrive can be wangled into a SeriesIII while the box stays
>fully in place?
>
> From offering it up , it seems feasible.... just.
>though I may ned to remove the transmission brake drum perhaps.
>
>Unfortunately the only free parking near my new abode is on some scary
>hills. and making use of a carpark on a Sunday needs everything to go
>right so I can drive off on Monday.


There is a step by step in the May LRW that shows it, step by step, in
situ. no problems, page 118, I'd scan it but both my scanners are
kaput.

you'll need to drill a 2 inch hole in the transmission tunnel, if you
don't have the instructions I can take a digi-photo of the appropriate
part of the article.


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Old 04-10-2005, 16:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

It was designed to be installed in situ, no problems there. The hardest
part, by a long long way is making the hole in the transmission tunnel in
the correct location - the tunnel does have to be removed for this, but
that's easily done after removal of the two floor panels - hopefully yours
has been removed recently so you will not have to struggle to undo the bolts
on the floor!

Karen

"Andy Richardson" <andy@mrbumpy.co.uk> wrote in message
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Before I go make a fool of myself, does anyone know for a fact if a
fairy Overdrive can be wangled into a SeriesIII while the box stays
fully in place?

From offering it up , it seems feasible.... just.
though I may ned to remove the transmission brake drum perhaps.

Unfortunately the only free parking near my new abode is on some scary
hills. and making use of a carpark on a Sunday needs everything to go
right so I can drive off on Monday.


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Old 04-10-2005, 16:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

Karen Gallagher wrote:

> It was designed to be installed in situ, no problems there. The hardest
> part, by a long long way is making the hole in the transmission tunnel in
> the correct location - the tunnel does have to be removed for this, but
> that's easily done after removal of the two floor panels - hopefully yours
> has been removed recently so you will not have to struggle to undo the bolts
> on the floor!
>
> Karen
>
> "Andy Richardson" <andy@mrbumpy.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:d3bs9u$o7c$1@slavica.ukpost.com...
> Before I go make a fool of myself, does anyone know for a fact if a
> fairy Overdrive can be wangled into a SeriesIII while the box stays
> fully in place?
>
> From offering it up , it seems feasible.... just.
> though I may ned to remove the transmission brake drum perhaps.
>
> Unfortunately the only free parking near my new abode is on some scary
> hills. and making use of a carpark on a Sunday needs everything to go
> right so I can drive off on Monday.


Bear in mind that you can do this in two stages. Fit the overdrive first
and leave the selector shaft in the 'normal' position. You can then
regain your strength and attempt the floor removal and connecting of the
linkage on a later date.

With the overdrive unit fitted (easily within half-a-day) you are mobile
and can drive around with various bits of the floor/tunnel removed until
you are ready to put them back. It's even noiser with the floor up!

Dougal

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Old 04-11-2005, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

Dougal <DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> wrote:

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>
> With the overdrive unit fitted (easily within half-a-day) you are mobile
> and can drive around with various bits of the floor/tunnel removed until
> you are ready to put them back. It's even noiser with the floor up!


Drive around first with the floor out, otherwise the volume and type of
noise will convince you that you did something wrong and the
gearbox/transfer case/overdrive is about to drop out/explode.
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

Thanks folks,
Mind is now at rest, I'll do it next Sunday, I'll just hope the
gearbox reconditioners didn't use loktite on the nut holding the gear I
need to replace.

I'm OK about the hole in the transmission tunnel, I have had the o/drive
fitted before. It's just that the last time I put in the recon g/box, I
needed to be mobile before the part for the overdrive came through the post.

A bearing had gone in the overdrive which made the shaft wobble causing
wear in the gearbox making 2nd and 4th jump out all the time. Hmm
stitch in time stuff... I'll know better next time.
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Old 04-11-2005, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Fitting overdrive with box in situ?

On Sunday, in article
<l-OdnTvrJ-IrAsTfRVnyiQ@eclipse.net.uk>
DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk "Dougal" wrote:

> > Unfortunately the only free parking near my new abode is on some scary
> > hills. and making use of a carpark on a Sunday needs everything to go
> > right so I can drive off on Monday.

>
> Bear in mind that you can do this in two stages. Fit the overdrive first
> and leave the selector shaft in the 'normal' position. You can then
> regain your strength and attempt the floor removal and connecting of the
> linkage on a later date.
>
> With the overdrive unit fitted (easily within half-a-day) you are mobile
> and can drive around with various bits of the floor/tunnel removed until
> you are ready to put them back. It's even noiser with the floor up!


Semi-obvious -- the transmission tunnel and floor plates aren't a huge
job if the fixing bolts are free. Get that sorted (and get any
replacement fixings you turn out to need. It also helps to have the
centre seat out, I think the panel under it is removable. Again,
something to sort out in advance.

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