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Re: Early OD internal problems

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Subject: Re: Early OD internal problems
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 15:31:00 -0700
Um, why are you engaging OD at 40 mph? In 4th gear that would drop your RPM
down to what, 1500? No wonder it bucks. I don't engage OD until I am going
over 60 mph. Remember, in OD the engine has very little "mechanical
advantage" -- it's not going to accelerate well from low RPM.

What happens if you refrain from switching into OD until 60mph -- any
problems then?

on 9/5/02 2:37 PM, Carl French at wrote:

> So, Now I have replaced the Wiring harness and the solenoid and it still has
> an intermittant problem, but I hvae more info on it and I am looking for ideas
> on how much work it will need inside and what need parts are unavailable so I
> can start sourcing them. I can put the car into OD fine at a very low speed
> like 40-45 but as I raise the speed up it then starts to shudder and pop in
> and out bucking the car. So, any ideas from the high council ??
> I am trying to figure out how much I need to farm out and hoping to do this
> over the winter. The good news is that I can fix the leaking side cover!!!
> Carl


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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