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K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-08-2010 at 22:58:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • F&T Overdrive
  • My 46 has the F&T Overdrive transmission and had a decal or plate stuck to the right side of the tractor near the OD shifter. It's about the right shape to match the F&T Logo at the top of the brochure on John Smith's auxiliary transmission page. I would like to restore this decal, but cannot find a color image. Does anyone have a color advertisement or photo that would give me a clue what this looked like? I have already reproduced the logo as a line drawing from a black and white image. All I need to do is add the correct colors and have them printed. I suspect this may not have been very colorful, since it was intended to be stuck on a dark gray tractor.
    Thanks, KL

    Paladin (Bob In PA)    Posted 09-15-2010 at 09:35:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: F&T Overdrive
  • Let us all know if you find anything out. I have an F&T that i bought out of a salvage yard tractor. I have not gotten around to installing it but I have nothing on paper - including no diagram or description of where to drill the hole in the casing.


    fuzzyswede    Posted 12-31-2010 at 17:05:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: F&T Overdrive
  • My very early 8N (manufactured in Aug or Sept 1947 - no SN, has replacement block) has a F&T Overdrive (I think, shifter on left side and retained with a hex head bolt). I could get you some dimensions of the shifter shaft location in relation to some housing features. When whom ever installed it, they misslocated the clearance hole so it rubs on the shaft. The tractor is located out at the farm which is snowed in, when we have a nice day again I will probably showshow the quarter mile and could get the measurements then if you want.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-15-2010 at 15:18:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: F&T Overdrive
  • John Smith has the only F&T info I have seen to date posted on his Sherman and other auxiliary transmissions page. Sadly, the brochures are only black and white, Sniffle.

    fuzzyswede    Posted 12-31-2010 at 17:08:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: F&T Overdrive
  • Correction - shifter located on right side (senior moment)

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