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1930 Buick model 57 overdrive


Guest Curt Fouse

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Guest Curt Fouse

My Buick is far from finished, but I expect it would be a better driver with overdrive. I have a Borg-Warner overdrive from a Ford.(Year unknown) The Buick has torque tube drive. Has anyone any experiance doing a similiar job?

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Do your homework carefully. most borg-warner O/D units were around 33% which is a BIG step for some cars.<BR> I realize the Buick is a six cyl, but due to low compression ratios and "tractor" camshaft profiles they may not have a lot of power left to pull the load. Borg warner also made O/D units that were around 26% but you have to look for those. Another choice woild be the Borg warner units used in the mid 80's Volvo as it is lots newer, fairly common and easy to get parts for.<BR> I have an O/D unit in my Model A Ford ( I know its not a Buick) and I could not use it til I put a high compression head on it.<BR> Bill

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