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S2 OD Transmission

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts For Sale' started by JackSun, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. JackSun

    JackSun Donation Time

    Series 2 (date 27 4 61). Appears complete, condition unknown, moves freely. Will crate, pack and ship, asking $650, buyer pays shipping from Oklahoma City
     

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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Question.... Does the E type Jag go with the OD.....:) Just Kidding of course. That is not a bad price for a good serviceable OD.

    Suggestion: Probably a good idea to tell your location so that an interested Party might jump on it....
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Dan... Serviceable is the key there...be good to know what the cones and linning surface is like. Could be a good deal or expensive paperweight
     
  4. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Dan,
    He's in Oklahoma City. Parts are available for the OD/trans and you and I both know that it's a matter of whether or not we want to R & R Beams or their parts. Anything is repairable and it looks like everything is there so it's a good starting point for building a good unit. I'll offer him more if the Jag is part of the deal.
     
  5. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    At least the cover is from a very early S1 . Look at the dipstick hole. Wonder how this matches to the date code. Looks like the shifting Mecha/cover got swapped in earlier life ...
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  6. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I've always liked having the dip stick/fill being on the top of trans. The way it was set up with the rubber plug with carpet in the center looked better and made it easy to check/fill the trans. Plus it was hid out of the normal field of vision instead of having to look at the black plug sticking thru the carpet on the side of the tunnel.
     
  7. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    True. I love this feature. So convenient to check the gearbox oil level from the inside rather than lying in the dirt trying to undo that big nut. Filling up from the inside is also dead easy . The best feature of a S1 ;-)

    P.S. Just the top cover is not enough -you also need the proper S1 gearbox cast and the dipstick of course...
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  8. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    I have a couple complete units still attached to the engines.
     
  9. Bobbytriumph

    Bobbytriumph Donation Time

    Please PM me as I would like to purchase your gearbox. Thanks.
     
  10. Cali_59

    Cali_59 Gold Level Sponsor

    "...be good to know what the cones and linning surface is like. "

    Could you expand on this? Other than putting the trans into all gears and spinning.. is there checks that can be done before one installs a Mystery OD?
    Thanks! Chris
     
  11. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

    Cones and linings would relate to the cone clutch linings and the brake plate which are the consumable part of a laycock overdrive.
     
  12. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

    I would tear down any overdrive to look for problems before investing the time installing it and then finding out that some parts (like bearings ECT) caused me to waste my time on a second R&R.
     
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  13. Cali_59

    Cali_59 Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks much. I guess the intelligent step is seeing if one can get their mystery OD rebuilt. Who do I speak to?
     
  14. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

    Jeff Howarth
     
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  15. Cali_59

    Cali_59 Gold Level Sponsor

    Great! what is his user name?
     
  16. RootesRacer

    RootesRacer Donation Time

  17. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Jeff is certainly 'the man' when it comes to Alpine OD's, but shipping both ways across the Pond would certainly add to the time and expense of doing this. Is there no one in North America who does this? Given all of the cars that used the Laycock OD unit, I would think there must be someone.
     
  18. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    John Esposito in Connecticut , Quantum Mechanics, specializes in overdrives. He rebuilds them and have a vast
    knowledge of all British cars with O/D.

    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  19. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Good to know! I was curious and have been Googling Laycock OD rebuilding since I posted that and was just about to post to a link on Quantuum! He does seem to be 'the man' on this side of the pond. For anyone interested in knowing more about him, here is a pretty good article from Hemmings: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/shift-into-overdrive/
     
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  20. Cali_59

    Cali_59 Gold Level Sponsor

    I did not realize Jeff/John, were in the UK.. In hindsight, I could have just shipped my UK OD directly.
    I had not contacted Jeff. I wanted to do some do-it-myself research first
    Now that it is on the way over here to San Diego,CA,
    I am leaning towards giving it a go on my own, provided I can find those parts that wear out the most./ clutch/Brake/ bearings/seals.
    I found the clutch ring rebuilt, not cheap ( 3oo.oo ), as an exchange service back in the UK.
    It seem the parts are available with bit or research.
    And a how-to available on Youtube. albeit without John speaking,, just shortened pop-up explanations. This plus the manual and buying a used press and finding or making the specialty tools.. What could go wrong? haha.
     

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