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Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?

To: British Sportscar Center <>
Subject: Re: Overdrive solenoid problem?
From: "Andrew B. Lundgren" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 14:21:59 -0600 (MDT)
So I have never had this thing apart.  I had it rebuilt at a shop.  I am 
running the older newer OD  (LH?) that was in the '70B.  The OD works in 3rd 
and 4th, but the switch is on the column.  Where is the lockout switch at?

On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, British Sportscar Center wrote:

> Max's theory does work. We've had several instances where the switch needed
> to be moved closer by removing a washer, in order for it to function
> correctly. We've also encountered switches which tested OK with an ohm-meter
> and a test light, but which still did not activate the solenoid. Further
> testing with a voltmeter showed that they must have been corroded internally
> as they were passing only 4 or 5 volts. Replacement of the switch made the
> solenoid operate and, therefore, the overdrive.
> Lawrie
> British Sportscar Center

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