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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2022, 12:54 PM
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Posted By jackson
Re: Overdrive Governor

Pistonbroke.... THAT WAS IT! I was out of options... saw you post, and reduced my idle speed. Only about 150 RPM made all the difference. That simple adjustment and my OD shifts right about 29...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By jackson
Re: Overdrive Governor

Using my bench grinder with a wire brush on one end.... I spun up the governor with the cover on. Using a multimeter I measured ohms from the governor lead to the cover.

The governor did...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By jackson
Re: Overdrive Governor

Unfortunately my '50 has the 4:27:1 rear end. As long as the overdrive is working it's fine... I can cruise 65 or 70 all day. Without overdrive, at 45 mph it turns around 2500 rpm. Not sure what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By jackson
Re: Overdrive Governor

Rotorwrench, As you noted, the governor drives off the final drive... so speed determines when the system is "live". The mystery deepens, because when I lift off the gas in 2nd gear, the OD engages...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By jackson
Re: Overdrive Governor

Dan, thanks for the reply. The first time I removed the governor and took the top off, it had 70 years of gunk in there,,, a slightly oily mess. I used WD-40 and air pressure to clean it out, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By jackson
Overdrive Governor

Problem: My overdrive will not engage until 40+ mph. (30+mph in second gear).

I removed the governor. The gear shaft and gear looks fine, seems to be getting plenty of lubricant. Took the...
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