[Healeys] Overdrive Question

josef-eckert at t-online.de josef-eckert at t-online.de
Mon Oct 24 11:46:37 MDT 2016

Hello Bill,
I suspect you have the original 3speed gearbox installed.
The gearbox has a design fault, as there is no real vent in the gearbox 
casing, so higher inside pressure when oil gets hot can´t evaporate as its 
should. So oil moves through any gap to find. When you get your leak closed 
at the clutch ring it will press out somewhere else. You can´t avoid it. 
The usual way out for the oil is at the clutch ring.
Josef Eckert
54BN1, 62BT7, 65Sprite
Betreff: [Healeys] Overdrive Question
Datum: 2016-10-24T12:57:15+0200
An: "healeys at autox.team.net" <healeys at autox.team.net>
Before everyone leaves and the lights are turned off I have a question I'd 
like to ask about the Laycock De Normanville  overdrive. I have my 
transmission out out and realize I need to do a certain amount of 
disassembly of the OD because it is seeping oil at the clutch ring. There 
are no gaskets, but I would like to smear some Hylomar on the joint faces 
to stop the leak. If I remove the rear OD housing will there be enough 
clearance between the clutch ring and the clutch lining to allow me to move 
the ring away from the casing far enough to clean and seal the front 
surface without removing the entire OD and disassembling it?
I started out to rebuild the engine and just keep finding more work needing 
to be done...
Bill Lawrence

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20161024/a913085c/attachment.html>

More information about the Healeys mailing list