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Re: [Fot] Overdrive issue

To: <>, "Tony Drews" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Overdrive issue
From: "Gary & Gretchen" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 22:33:17 -0500
I've cleaned up and rebuilt overdrives several times now but haven't come 
across that bushing disintegration. My Vicky Brit catalog doesn't number it 
either. John Esposito at Quantumechanics rebuilts zillions of these and he'd 
have the parts if anyone would. 203-459-9612 or 
Good luck with it!
Gary Schneider

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Drews" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 10:10 PM
Subject: [Fot] Overdrive issue

>   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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>   (gotta fund that new crankshaft)
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