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Old 07-17-2021, 01:44 PM   #1
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This nice 31 Tudor had a Borg Warner overdrive. It worked great until it didnít. Weíve taken it apart and discovered a broken chain and a gear with pretty sharp teeth.
Does anyone know where we can get parts to rebuild this overdrive or a pro that still speaks and works on these once-popular units? Iím really not asking for opinions about the Borg Warner overdrive. PLEASE.
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:23 PM   #2
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Bruce: Email me, I can help. mailbox@sharontelephone.com I don't live very far from you. Mike
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:50 PM   #3
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Here's a link to another thread on the same subject. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...ht=borg+warner
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Old 07-17-2021, 06:17 PM   #4
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I think Tom Endy has written several articles on them, located on the Santa Anita A’s website.
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:20 PM   #5
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I bet is simply blew the master link.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:07 PM   #6
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This nice 31 Tudor had a Borg Warner overdrive. It worked great until it didnít. Weíve taken it apart and discovered a broken chain and a gear with pretty sharp teeth.
Does anyone know where we can get parts to rebuild this overdrive or a pro that still speaks and works on these once-popular units? Iím really not asking for opinions about the Borg Warner overdrive. PLEASE.
If you can help Ö

You might check with Mac Van Pelt:
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/VPPSweb/VPPS-homepg.htm
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Old 07-17-2021, 09:39 PM   #7
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I found some good info on vintage auto garage. They have the repair manual for free if you join their mailing list. https://vintageautogarage.com/borg-warner-overdrive/
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Old 07-18-2021, 02:20 PM   #8
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The chain couplers are replaceable and can be had.
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:22 PM   #9
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I had similar problems with the chain coupler in my Borg Warner. My problem was that the connecting link in the chain had failed. I did some reading online about how to measure drive chains, measured it, and found the link I needed on Amazon, of all places. Here is a link to the amazon item I bought, though it's currently unavailable. Size on my chain is 40-2.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NP5KG3I...roduct_details

Here is a link to info on measuring drive chains, in case yours is different...

https://www.peerchain.com/how-to-measure-chain-size/
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:51 AM   #10
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asked wrong question

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Old 07-19-2021, 11:49 AM   #11
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I was not a fan of this type coupler set up. I would be wanting a spline set up myself.
http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-conte...r-Apr-2005.pdf

Some were the Borg Warner types and others were the Volvo Laycock set up.
https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=247462

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