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Old 11-10-2014, 06:06 PM   #121
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I drove the car for 180 Km now with no issues, everything works fine, but I will drain the trans and fill it with this GL4.
How does the little V8 handle the overdrive? Can you tell any difference in the fuel mileage yet?
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:03 AM   #122
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How does the little V8 handle the overdrive? Can you tell any difference in the fuel mileage yet?
The little V8 handle the overdrive very well, 1st until 20km/h, 2nd until approximately 50km/h, shifting into 2nd overdrive and then 3rd overdrive.
2nd and 2nd OD are very useful for city driving and hilly roads. 3rd OD is perfect for cruising at 100-110 km/h. At this speed, the car is very silent.
I am more than happy with it.
No long trip yet, so it's difficult to say regarding fuel mileage economy, but it will certainly reduce fuel consumption.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:59 AM   #123
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Just to keep you posted, more than 1.000 miles with the overdrive and no issues, just a real pleasure to drive with it. Thanks to all of you again.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:58 PM   #124
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Good stuff, glad your enjoying it.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:07 PM   #125
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Thanks for the update Fred. I'm glad you stayed on course because the OD really adds life to the car and smiles to the drive.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:39 PM   #126
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Wonderful!
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:48 PM   #127
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the OD really adds life to the car and smiles to the drive.
This is exactly what I feel when I drive the car !
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:17 PM   #128
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Just to keep all of you posted, I have now 3.700 km on the odometer, and no issues with the overdrive, the small French flathead handle the OD very well, just a lot of fun to drive!
A picture of the car that I took yesterday:

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Old 05-05-2015, 04:49 PM   #129
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I see some Ford Victoria and Oldsmobile Rocket influence in the styling. Maybe some Nash in the grill area. Nice Car!!

and thanks for the update. I'm glad the little v8 and the OD are compatible.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:30 PM   #130
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Thanks too for your help 40cpe. Although it is a French Ford, style is 100% Dearborn design!
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