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  • Transmission / Overdrive: J-4653 Governor wrench needed

    Can someone show me a pic.of J-4653, Governor wrench. Would like to know what I am looking for. Thanks..

  • #2
    What it is FOR? Manual Transmission W/Overdrive or Flight-O-Matic?
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Manual with O.D. that is what the shop manual says on page 23 of the trans. Section.

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      • #4
        An alternative would be to call it a tappet wrench. It is a thin wrench to fit the hex on the overdrive governor. I would think maybe a modern fan clutch wrench might have a size that would fit. I'm not sure of the size...maybe 1 1/2 "?
        Bez Auto Alchemy
        573-318-8948
        http://bezautoalchemy.com


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        • #5
          Channel-lock pliers will get the job done.

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          • #6
            A pipe wrench will work fine to loosen it. Once loose it should turn easily by hand.
            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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            • #7
              Concur with Channellocks or pipe wrench. Governor is rarely so tight it cannot be moved by those without exerting enough force to distort the governor case.
              Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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              • #8
                You can also use a strap wrench. I've used an oil filter wrench with a small block of wood to take up the slack.

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                • #9
                  I have a set of pump wrenches. Mine were used for hydraulic lines in tight places, but they are just a short, thin wrench for servicing pumps. www.mcmaster.com/pump-wrenches/

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                  • #10
                    I used a bicycle headset wrench, but I forget the size.

                    https://www.amazon.com/Grip-Super-Th...a-492452767322

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                    • #11
                      I always used a pipe wrench - gently.
                      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                      • #12
                        Thank you all,when I remove it is there any way to test it, the book says to just replace.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jetboat View Post
                          Thank you all,when I remove it is there any way to test it, the book says to just replace.
                          After a careful degreasing/wiping, remove the gear by removing the tiny circlip or hairpin - put the body of the governor in a vise so the shaft can be driven by a power drill. CW, or CCW - can’t remember.

                          Connect one test lead to the single terminal on the cap of the unit, and connect both leads to an ohmmeter. Take the free end of the other lead and ground it to one of the 3 cap screws.

                          It will show infinite resistance at rest and then at some point when driven it will go to or near zero ohms indicating that the governor has closed.

                          Thats it.

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                          • #14
                            The normal failure mode is for the governor to fill up with oil and then the oil burns and fouls the points. If you clean the inside of the unit and burnish the points, you should be OK.
                            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                            • #15
                              I don't know what type of ohm meter you have but mine only has 2

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