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  • Transmission / Overdrive: Governor on T86 w/ OD

    Hello ALL--- Happy 4th July

    Can the governor be removed and serviced on a T86, 3 SP/ OD
    with the transmission in the car ?

  • #2
    yes....you will need a special wrench...I use a Gravely fan wrench ..........

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    • #3
      I just removed and reinstalled the governor on my '55 using a pipe wrench.
      American iron, real old school
      With two tone paint, it sure is cool

      Its got 8 cylinders and uses them all
      With an overdrive that just won't stall

      With a 4 barrel carb and dual exhausts
      With 4.23 gears it can really get lost

      Its got safety belts and I ain't scared
      The brakes are good and the tires are fair.

      Tried to sell her, but got no taker
      I"ll just keep driving my Studebaker

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      • #4
        Greyben....that's a Lincoln! (or model A, depends on how you look at it ) You forgot the first line.

        It's got a Lincoln motor and it's really souped up
        That Model A body makes it look like a pup

        Of course, perhaps your Stude is similar, but with lower axle gears and seat belts.
        Nice!
        Last edited by bensherb; 07-06-2019, 01:50 AM.
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        • #5
          Spin it with a electric drill. Use a current meter to check if it is working.

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          • #6
            The original Hot Rod Lincoln, that Charlie Ryan built, and wrote the song about, had a Lincoln V12 engine in it. The actual car has appeared in several magazine articles, and still exists.
            Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 63looks59 View Post
              Hello ALL--- Happy 4th July

              Can the governor be removed and serviced on a T86, 3 SP/ OD
              with the transmission in the car ?
              I am usually able to remove them with channel-lock pliers. Limit servicing to cleaning the oil out of them, and gently cleaning the contacts. I use a soft piece of cloth originally made for cleaning contact points in military communications equipment. A pencil eraser also works good. The contact points are soft, but durable. Be careful not to scratch them. It you want to decrease OD engagement speed, you can also GENTLY and ever so slightly bend the spring metal tang, but do not go over 1/32" or so at a time, till you get it where you want it. I used that method to tweak the one on the 62GT down to around 2500 RPM, instead of the usual 3000 or so.

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              • #8
                Thanks ALL

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