In a message dated 96-07-05 23:51:01 EDT, you write:
> With an assembly of "planet" gears and hubs, it is highly unlikely the
>o/d could "slip".
There are cone clutches in there. If they slip (worn facings, weak springs,
contamination of lubricant), the unit can and will slip. Mine did. I put in
a new B&B clutch and rebuilt the master and slave cylinders (all this on a
1-1/2 year old TR-6 with a similarly new OD), and yet it still slipped.
After the OD blew up and I rebuilt it (NOT toucing the clutch except to R&R
the trans) --- voila !! no slippage.