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Fairey Overdrive Noise

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terayon
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Fairey Overdrive Noise

#1 Post by terayon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:10 am

Gents,

I've picked up an O/D on the cheap for my '63 4pot. The fellow who sold it to me waskind enough to make this vid of it running before he sold it. As you can hear there is a whining noise...

Thoughts on what the culprit is?

Thanks in advance!

Jordan

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3i62RpV3u ... e=youtu.be



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'63 109 Stationwagon
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Re: Fairey Overdrive Noise

#2 Post by mepham55 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:40 pm

Most likely it’s worn bearings. The mesh between the transfer gear and overdrive will also cause the “whine”. Here’s a great manual on tear down and inspection on these units:
http://www.lrsoc.com/forum/forum_files/ ... Manual.pdf

Matt

1955 S1 107”
1959 S2 SWB
1966 S2a SWB
2006 LR3

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Re: Fairey Overdrive Noise

#3 Post by terayon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:00 pm

Matt,

Thanks for the resource!

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Re: Fairey Overdrive Noise

#4 Post by rayhyland » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:39 am

Mine makes the same noise. I just figured they were like that.

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Re: Fairey Overdrive Noise

#5 Post by terayon » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:40 am

If you check out the other vid, you can see they are much quieter... though not as quiet as a chain driven system.

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Re: Fairey Overdrive Noise

#6 Post by mepham55 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:57 pm

My Fairey O.D. is quiet, not a quiet as my fancy roamerdrive but defiantly doesn’t whine. Some of the noise can be the O.D. main gear bedding in with the transfer case. After a few hundred miles it should settle down.

Matt

1955 S1 107”
1959 S2 SWB
1966 S2a SWB
2006 LR3

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