[Healeys] Swapping overdrive drain plugs
rchaskell at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 21 07:18:36 MDT 2016
The oil pump housing (#61) is press fit in the OD casing. Removing the
two screws (#63) and washers (#64) to get a socket on the threaded plug
(#62) shouldn't mess things up. See tool 18G183 in the workshop manual
- it's what's used to remove the pump after removing parts #65 - 69.
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On 08/21/2016 08:01 AM, Simon Lachlan wrote:
> One for the more erudite gurus......
> I have never been a great admirer of the so-called “2nd type” of
> overdrive drain plug. You know the thing....big flat notched brass plug
> which replaced the similar sized (+/-) brass plug with a hex on the
> bottom for eas(ier) removal. And, yes, I’ve got the various tools to
> make the job bearable.
> So.......if one looks at the parts book pages, attached, you’ll see that
> we’re swapping the left hand plug for the right hand plug.
> I have bought the necessary extra bits ..71, 72,73, 74 and 62 which, in
> the ”2^nd type” lacks the threaded hole into which one screws 72.
> I find that, when I get my socket in there in order to swap the
> unthreaded 62 for the threaded version, it is blocked by the pair of
> parts 63 & 64.
> if I undo 63 & 64, will - in the normal Tom & Jerry fashion – half the
> overdrive land in my drip tray as a zillion little springs burst out and
> cavort around the workshop floor???
> Or, seems unlikely, will the assembly remain together and permit the
> It looks like one of those areas where one needs to tread with caution.
> Being too gungho here could be a disaster in terms of time and effort.
> .......I always expect the worst and am seldom let down in my expectations!!
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