[Mgs] MGB O/D Driveshafts

Paul Osborne paul at ece.rochester.edu
Mon Sep 24 04:09:26 MDT 2007

Since we are on this topic,  have heard  2 different thoughts here . 
one says you can use the same shaft in both applications , one says 
you have to use a od shaft only with the od.  Thoughts??


>We need to be careful about saying it's a bolt-on addition.  One can not
>simply bolt an MGB overdrive unit onto an existing run of the mill non-OD
>gearbox.  It takes a different shift mechanism, a different intermediat
>spacer, a different output shaft, a wiring harness, and a different
>driveshaft.  No minor task.
>Lot's of good discussion about how the overdrive works though.
>Phil Bates
>'67 MGB - converted from non-OD to OD gearbox.
>>  It's a bit like a 2-speed auto gearbox and is a bolt-on addition to the
>>  manual gearbox.
>paul at ece.rochester.edu
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Paul Osborne
University of Rochester
Engineering & Technical Services
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
201 Hopeman Bldg River Campus
Rochester, New York 14627
paul at ece.rochester.edu

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