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Re: Overdrive Swap

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Subject: Re: Overdrive Swap
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 12:40:59 -0700
I don't think that's the real issue, Lawrie (although Jack does mention
watching revs)-- it's when you leave the switch in the OD-on position when
you downshift out of 4th, and are tootling around in second. Then, say, you
are accelerating madly to merge, and when you pop it into 3rd (or 4th in my
case) with your foot to the floor, Wham! you're in overdrive, which
effectively kills your acceleration, not to mention being hard on the OD
unit. THAT's the point of having a light to remind you the OD switch is on
(especially when you've just added OD to a car you're otherwise used to).

on 6/5/01 11:38 AM, British Sportscar Center at wrote:

> Curiosity requires that I ask this, Jack...........what kind of muffler do
> you have that is so efficient you cannot hear a drop or rise of 400-rpm when
> you accidentally knock it into or out of overdrive? I can understand your
> not watching the tachometer all the time, but the ears and the seat of the
> pants are usually a more reliable indicator of these things......
> Lawrie
> British Sportscar Center
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jack Feldman <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 9:29 AM
> Subject: RE:Overdrive Swap
> (SNIP)
>> I find it easy to hit the switch when reaching behind it. The light lets
> me
>> know that I have gone out of overdrive. I usually am to interested in
>> steering to constantly watch the revs.

Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
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