Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

Discussions of Triumph motor cars

  1. #1
    Jedi Warrior
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Apache Junction, AZ
    Posts
    753
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    From a previous post regarding a J type overdrive in my Spitfire.... The solenoid seems to not respond to power. A wire directly to the input of the solenoid produces no noise or any other action. Anyone know the wrench necessary to remove the overdrive solenoid? The nut appears to be thin, brass, and maybe 11/16? Part two is can the solenoid be removed without moving the transmission?
    T.T.

  2. #2
    Great Pumpkin TR3driver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Sunny So California
    Posts
    19,552
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    138
    Thanked in
    129 Posts

    Re: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    Should be same as my Stags, which take an extra-thin 1" wrench to remove the solenoid. I started with a cheap open end wrench, then milled both sides of the head to get it thin enough, and cut the handle so it was short enough to swing in the available space.



    Randall
    56 TR3 TS13571L once and future daily driver
    71 Stag LE1473L waiting engine rebuild
    71-72-73 Stag LE2013LBW waiting OD gearbox rebuild

  3. #3
    Jedi Warrior
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Apache Junction, AZ
    Posts
    753
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Re: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    Thanks. I think there's a club member of tow that has done the same. I'm glad the transmission doesn't have to come out.

  4. #4
    Obi Wan LarryK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Millstadt, IL
    Posts
    2,055
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    20
    Thanked in
    20 Posts

    Re: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    Yep, many tools have been modified for special purposes. I had to mark them for what they were used for, can't remember sometimes as you don't use them as much.
    Larry K
    58 Jag 3.4 MK 1 auto under restoration, 57 Jag 3.4 MK1 manual (parts car),
    03 Cooper S, 2011 Cooper S Countryman, 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE LUX, 1964 Valiant V200
    Also had , 68 Cortina 1600E, 64 Spit 4 & 80 1500, 73 GT6 3, 71 XJ6, 79 XJ6, 86 XJS V-12, 53 XK120 OTS.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •