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Old 04-25-2016, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default On the road again with mitchell overdrive!

It's been a year and a half start to finish for what I wanted to get done this time. The list included installing a new Mitchell overdrive.
Took some Photos for anyone who may be considering using Mitchell.
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New Parts!
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adapter overdrive to rear
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overdrive to rear
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adapter driveshaft to overdrive
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unit installed floor uncut
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up on lift floor to overdrive
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side view on floor
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Rear view on floor
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floor altered for overdrive unit
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shifter installed

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Old 04-25-2016, 06:57 PM   #2
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Pictures please!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: On the road again with mitchell overdrive!

We have had a Mitchell in our 46 for 3 years now and love it after almost 8000 miles. Enjoy
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:19 PM   #4
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did you have to cut the floorpan. and what rear ratio have you fitted
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: On the road again with mitchell overdrive!

I order the shifter that was to attach to the stick shift but with a curved shift lever the unit would not work thought this would work here and it does.
The install was not that hard and if I was to only install the overdrive it would have only taken a few days.

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Old 04-25-2016, 07:48 PM   #6
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OK looks like photos are not showing up, hope to get them posted soon
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:54 PM   #7
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Pictures are showing up fine for me. I know you will enjoy the Mitchell. Which ratio did you use?
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #8
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Looks like a great job. If you can see these pictures they are a GearVendors unit installed in '04 now has 20k trouble free miles. I did have to widen the tunnel about an inch to accommodate the unit. Works great. With 3:78 rear it tachs 2700 rpm @ 70mph. Good luck

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No pics here
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:23 PM   #10
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no pics for me .
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:00 AM   #11
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Looks like a great job. If you can see these pictures they are a GearVendors unit installed in '04 now has 20k trouble free miles. I did have to widen the tunnel about an inch to accommodate the unit. Works great. With 3:78 rear it tachs 2700 rpm @ 70mph. Good luck



http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/ja...Gear%20Vendors
Very nice - may have to investigate this route at some point. Currently I'm working on a Columbia setup - but this is another option. I wonder if their new units can possibly be setup for 6V positive ground?
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:26 AM   #12
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Very nice - may have to investigate this route at some point. Currently I'm working on a Columbia setup - but this is another option. I wonder if their new units can possibly be setup for 6V positive ground?
this is a mechanical only unit no wiring
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:31 AM   #13
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Nicely done - certainly a great way to retain the torque tube and a viable option vs a T5 setup .....
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