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Fairey Overdrive 3 Speed

Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by bull, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. bull

    bull

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    I would like some feedback +/- about the fairey overdrive.

    I will be attending the FJ45 run this fall. The drive will consist of 1800 miles round trip. I have the original 3 speed in my LPB with a PTO. I also have in my possesion a fairey overdrive for the 3 speed.


    So my conundrum is this.

    Choice A: Do I install the overdrive onto the 3 speed thus giving me a better final drive ratio.

    Choice B: Swap in a HF55 5 speed and be done with it?
     
  2. 65-fj45

    65-fj45

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    do the h55 and be done. My brother-inlaw had the h55 and it is an awsome trans, you'll be happy with it.

    P.S. Will see you at the run
     
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  3. 65swb45

    65swb45 Supporting Vendor

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    Choice A involves deciding on your tire size and intended top speed, whether or not the Fairey is BRAND NEW or some PO's ??? bailout.

    Choice B involves getting another transfer case, loosing all your column shift linkage, your parking brake, and having some custom driveshafts made. Of course you are picking up a MUCH LOWER bottom end and a synchronized tranny.

    You know what? I just did an article for TT on considering an H55 in an FJ45. ;)
     
  4. Living in the Past

    Living in the Past SILVER Star

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    If you install the HF55 you will have to find the PTO to match the later slpit case too. I plan on using a H41 with the Fairey overdrive, 1973 three speed transfer case and PTO winch in my 65 FJ45

    John
     
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    Choice A also involves using parts you already own. Minimal mods if you want to stay relatively stock. If your happy with driving a three speed then stay with it. But those five speeds sure are nice...
     
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    split case PTO's can be had at G&S Cruiserparts along with shafts and levers. No longer unobtainium.
     
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    overdrive

    Hello,
    Wondering if you have made the decision yet. I am currently looking for a fairey overdrive to put in my 1970 fj40. If you deceid to go another route let me know. Thanks.
     
  8. bull

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    I have it still..not sure what it is worth?
     
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    One just sold on ebay for $885

    Item number: 8029696842

    Dave
     
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    Im not really sure on that, one did sell on Ebay, but it really all depends on what shape its in. Ive heard of new, never used units going for around a thousand. If its in decent shape it is worth somewhere around 700. Let me know if you want to sell it and what you would want for it.
     
  11. bull

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    Do you still want it?
     
  12. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    I put the H55F behind my H diesel and it was a great decision. I'd much rather have that option than the Fairey. Just try finding replacement parts for one. It's gives me a chill just thinking about it.