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Proper Engagement of Overdrive

Austin Healey - www.britishcarforum.com
Having just rebuilt my BJ8's OD and with a newfound understanding of their practical workings, I started thinking about how to dis/engage the OD so as to preserve the cone ('sliding') clutch, which are not available from the usual suspects (all I could find was a rebuilt one from DWR, requiring lots of dosh and return of a core). Like most of us, I used to just hit the switch, either while cruising but usually while accelerating, but with the understanding of the clutch and brake ring wear points I started looking for the 'right way' (although my clutch and brake ring were still in apparent good condition after almost 200K miles). I have found two experts and, surprise surprise, they have differing recommendations:

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