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Re: Tech/mech Overdrive Question

To: "Phil Bates" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: Tech/mech Overdrive Question
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 10:06:18 -0800
Oh yeah, I recall this bugger. There is some kind of cam or plunger or 
spring-loaded dingus that you have to pry up in order to separate them. I 
recommend you look closely at the diagrams in the Bentley manual and 
familiarize yourself with the functional concepts so you can recognize 
this gizmo and deal with it appropriately. Sorry, I don't remember it 
accurately enough to describe it further, as I don't want to risk 
misleading you. But I figured it out that way. You also need to know this 
for reassembly, as you have probably guessed. Good luck.

Phil Bates had this to say:

>My 3-synchro overdrive gearbox is pretty much disfunctional.  I took it
>out to overhaul it.  The OD is fine, it is the gearbox portion that is
>bad (layshaft, laygear, and some others).  Anyhow, I am trying to
>separate the gearbox section from the intermediate housing and OD so
>that I can dismantle it.  It is loose, but something holds them together
>when pulled to about 1 inch apart.  Anyone have knowlege of what I
>didn't get removed or loosened, I can't seem to see where the issue is.
>Phil Bates


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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