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61 humber super snipe help needed
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose there is no way that this is fitted with that rare electro/magnetic transmission thing that Rootes played with ?

Seemed a good idea at the time from what I remember, was intended to provide an auto-transmission that had less drag on the engine so more power/efficiency.
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smiths Industries made the Ferlec type but Rootes used Manumatic a vacuum hydraulic servo operated standard clutch which operated automatically when you put your hand on the coloum gerachange to change gear - it was only on 1950's Minxes not big cars like a Humber and was just an automatic clutch with the standard 4 speed gerabox Small Fords sed a similar Newtondrive.

None of them worked well
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here are some pics of the trans, it is dirty as well as in the car so some views might not be that good



left hand rear view



another left hand rear view



looking up from the left hand side roughly where the filler tube is



right hand rear view



another right hand rear view



looking down on to the filler tube

hope someone can help identify this trans for me any ideas where the id plate could be hidden? i cant see any flat spots where a plate might be attached
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Solid,

You're gonna need a miner's licence before you start to clean that slosh box!

Keith
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way till its cleaned but the DG box is notorious for leaking from everywhere!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a new life form growing in your car?
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it not like that inside too Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha! no the inside is quite good for an ex farm runabout, actually its good enough you would be able to compare it with a daily driver. i'll get some more pics up soon of inside and body. its just the mechanical side thats hurting me at the moment, plus some rust but i can still drive it with rust
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant inside the autobox!

It does look more like a DG than a BW35.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah now i get ya Embarassed no inside is quite ok going by the colour of the fluid leaking out

if the pic you put up is the DG then they dont look all that similar. if you see the first pic i put up you'll see the ram at the bottom is different to your pic as well as mine doesnt seem to have as much bolt ons on the side as yours.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different makers had the boxes modified to suit thenm partucularly Rover which my picyure was.

This is BW35 which I awys though Humbers used anyway
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROVER-P5-RECONDITIONED-GEARBOX-3-LITRE_W0QQitemZ320428422394QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item4a9b05b4fa&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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