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Subject: [Fot] Overdrive issue
From: Tony Drews <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 22:10:05 -0500
   I  drained  the  oil  from  my tranny and found a couple of disturbing
   pieces in the oil.  They are from the overdrive.  With Larry's rebuild
   instructions in hand, I ordered the parts that looked likely.  Earlier
   this  evening  I  took  the  overdrive  off of the tranny to begin the
   process  of  replacing  those  thrust  washers.   However, the problem
   wasn't  what  I thought it would be.  It turns out that there's a "top
   hat" bushing in the "pump housing" that the eccentric that runs the OD
   oil  pump  rests  against.   You  can  see it in the background of the
   exploded diagrams of the factory manual and Moss catalogs, but there's
   no  little  number  and  arrow pointing to it.  There's no part number
   listed with Moss for it.
   I've  got  pictures  of the OD / broken part and of another OD with an
   intact part in it on my website at .
   I  would  REALLY  appreciate  it if anyone who has OD experience would
   follow  the  link  (I  promise it's safe) and take a quick look at the
   pictures.   Have  you  seen  this  problem?  What's the fix?  Is there
   one?  Is the bushing a non-replaceable item?
   Right  now, I'm probably looking at taking the pump housing out of the
   "spare"  OD,  but  I don't know the condition of the bores etc. in it.
   Is  that  bushing  something I can press out of one housing and put in
   the other?
   Another possibility is to take another 0.125 thick thrust washer, open
   up  the  ID  to fit over the the output shaft of the transmission, and
   "pin" it to the pump housing.
   Thanks  for  making it this far in this message, and thanks in advance
   for the flood of great advice that will pour forth...
   - Tony Drews
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