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Old 08-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #201
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In my 32, I put a 4 speed toploader and a Gear Vendors OD. 8 forward speeds

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Could you explain and show pictures of a gear vendor overdrive? I have not heard of a gear vendor over drive.

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Old 08-20-2012, 12:37 PM   #202
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Gear Vendor is the manuf.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #203
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Gear Vendor is the manuf.
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That reply was kind of vague. Is the overdrive a bolt on to the transmission or did they build the whole unit which includes the transmission and overdrive unit. I am still confused.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #204
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They come either way. They have adapters to bolt them to the back of the transmission or
they can be put in the drive line.
Link http://www.gearvendors.com/custom.html

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #205
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They come either way. They have adapters to bolt them to the back of the transmission or
they can be put in the drive line.
Link http://www.gearvendors.com/custom.html

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Thanks for the reply. I went to the site and I seem to be having trouble navigating to the right location. I will have to return to the site again.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #206
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Gear Vendors makes all kinds of stuff. Generally, they make adapters so that an O/D can be added to some or all of the most popular transmissions (Std and automatics). I think they also now do an in-driveshaft O/D for Model A's and early V8 Fords.
Keep in mind that Gear Vendors owns all the stuff that was originally the Laycock-De-Normanville Overdrive (Volvo, Austin Healey, Triumph, etc.).
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #207
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Here are a few pictures. The transmission is a Jeep Aluminum case, fitted with Ford gears (yes, they fit w/out modification). Then an adapter was made to connect the O/D to it.
The shifter top assy is also Jeep and I used a Marlin model 66 gun barrel to be able to run the wires from the shift ball. The ball is from a Volvo and has the switch in it to trigger a set of relays to engage the O/D
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #208
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very nice looking job!!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #209
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Thank You
I've got about 750 miles on the car now. The O/D functions well. I'm running a 4.11 rear axle, and in O/D it equates to a 3.20
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #210
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Here is the T-5 with a closed drive line in a stock A chassis




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Old 08-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #211
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another nice looking conversion!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:53 PM   #212
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I appreciate the pictures and the information. I am going to have a wait for a while to do something. I kind of like Dave's the best right now.

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #213
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Model A adaptors 004.jpg

Model A adaptors 005.jpg

Model A adaptors 006.jpg
The photos show a bell housing adaptor made in New Zealand by Mac's Speed shop and sold in the States. (I don't know who by)
This alloy casting includes the shaft for the clutch forks and pedals left or right hand drive
It is a simple bolt-on job for the F150 gearbox, but because the input shaft spline starts further back than the Model A one, a special offset clutch plate has to be made.
In this installation, there is also a quick change rear end and consequently there is also an open prop shaft
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #214
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That is a nice bellhousing, saw one at a swap meet the vendor had a price tag $395.00 did not notice is there a mount on the bottom for the wishbone?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #215
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That is a nice bellhousing, saw one at a swap meet the vendor had a price tag $395.00 did not notice is there a mount on the bottom for the wishbone?
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Who is NOW building these transmissions and that are RELIABLE. Dave's Delhume site is down again. I can't get in contact with him.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:15 PM   #217
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I have a model a and want to keep it as stock as possible if I want race I would buy a lamborgini I am not trying to be cheeky but why a A if not to put around han have people admire my car stock?
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:14 PM   #218
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Who is NOW building these transmissions and that are RELIABLE. Dave's Delmue's site is down again. I can't get in contact with him.
I just went to his site and it came right up:
modelaonly.net

Contact info on his website:
Dave Delmue
17649 Peak Ave.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:44 PM   #219
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I have a model a and want to keep it as stock as possible if I want race I would buy a lamborgini I am not trying to be cheeky but why a A if not to put around han have people admire my car stock?
You can use your Model A to go apple picking and it is your car to do what ever you please. We use ours to race (nostalgia hill climbs and such). It is not a hot rod by any means. Just looking for a transmission that will do the job! Any suggestions?

Second place is the first looser!
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You can use your Model A to go apple picking and it is your car to do what ever you please. We use ours to race (nostalgia hill climbs and such). It is not a hot rod by any means. Just looking for a transmission that will do the job! Any suggestions?

Second place is the first looser!
You had me laughing spdway, that was good, (go apple picking)
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