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I would be very grateful to hear of any recommendations for  a workshop in the New England region willing to  fabricate a new crown wheel & pinion set in order to replace that existing  in a 1925 car with a higher ratio.  Thank you. 

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Try going to Hemmings ,Services Offered, Overdrive

Page 149 in the September 2017 issue.

Contact Loyd Young about installing the overdrive.

 

 

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A good friend tried to do exactly that with a early 30's Auburn single speed rear differential.  It was determined that to get a decent higher ratio, the size of the ring gear increases and it will not physically fit in the housing.  

Fortunately with Auburn a 'dual-ratio' rear was installed.  The over drive may be your best bet.

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Thank you Gentlemen for your thoughts. 

I think that the GearVendor overdrive solution may be the one. I had no knowledge of this company beforehand. Even if I were to find a local machine shop that would take on the CW&P work (which I have still not) I actually do to know that the required combination would even fit in the cage, as was pointed out. 

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+1 for Gear Vendors. Expensive but worth it. I wish I had done it in my '29 Cadillac instead of cobbling up a Borg-Warner setup and I am seriously considering adding one to either or both of my '41 Buicks.

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Yes, thanks for the point....  there are nice pictures on G_V website of  an Edwardian Ghost with a new unit--  stitched in, just like true RR, by numberless screws...

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You might try Jerry Chase at Lab Threads and Gear Works in Wallingford, Connecticut.

 

 

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