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Re: Overdrive unit operation

Subject: Re: Overdrive unit operation
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 13:41:44 EDT
On Tue, 7 Apr 1998 14:40:55 +0100 (BST) Carl Mole <>
>What is the correct operation of the over driveunit.
>ie. what speed should the overdrive be enabled and disabled
>should the clutch be depressed on flicking the switch etc
>Carl Mole

three parts to this:-

1)forget the o/d on 3rd - its basically about the same ratio as 4th
2)think of 4th o/d as a fifth gear - your instincts and the engine revs
will tell you whats right - both up and down
3)do NOT declutch - up or down, it isnt necessary

John Twist wrote an excellent article in "the Driver" two months ago -
does anyone have it transcribed? its a great read but i dont have the
time to type it out right now.

mike robson
69 roadster (with o/d in a box 112 miles away!)
70 BGT (with o/d in the car!)
72 roadster (one of these days.....)

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