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overdrive/free wheeling

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  • overdrive/free wheeling

    is free wheeling the same as overdrive? before it is called freewheeling. after 35 it overdrive.[?]

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    Something like that. Freewheeling is a part of having OD. When the handle is in, (OD engaged), you do not have engine compression braking, therefore it's described as "free-wheeling", as in going down a steep hill the engine is not doing anything, just loafing along. The bad news is, you need compression braking many times, as in an intersection with a stop sign or a red light at the bottom, or a stopped school bus, or going too fast, or brakes are getting hot and fading, or parking the car on an incline without setting the parking brake/putting it in reverse gear and it "sneaks off", etc....[] It's all OD.

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com
    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info. I can't tell you of all the help I have been given from S.D.C and A.S.C. I would never have been able to get this far with my 37 with out them. Just need to get an over drive for it . Thanks again !!

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