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Technical Saginaw 3spd Overdrive need solenoid

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JWDorlac, May 21, 2020.

  1. JWDorlac
    Joined: Feb 13, 2020
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    JWDorlac

    Hi folks. Anyone know if replacement solenoids are available for late 60’s Saginaw 3spd overdrive transmission? If not is this a rebuildable part? Any help appreciated.

    JDorlac
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Hi, welcome to the Hamb.

    Let me google that for you...

    https://www.fifthaveinternetgarage.com/overdrive_parts.php

    kind of pricey. Measure the length of the shaft, I think the chevys were all 1", but better check. Did I mention, they're expensive?

    If you're into winding coils, you might be able to rebuild an old one. Good luck.
     
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  3. JWDorlac
    Joined: Feb 13, 2020
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    JWDorlac

    Thanks for the link but it looks like that site only deals in Borg Warner.
     
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  5. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    The overdrive unit themselves were made by Borg-Warner, and attached to vaious manufactureres 3 speed transmissions. You might also try garagemotorsports.com; they rebuild and sell the entire transmissions and parts. for the 3 speed/overdrives. There are also used ones for sale on that auction site we all know and love.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  6. :p:p:p

    Ben
     
  7. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
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    Late Saginaw OD's are BW & have a unique solenoid.
    The shaft length is 1-1/4" long as opposed to the common 1" length on most BW overdrives.
    More scarce & pricey.
     
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  8. JWDorlac
    Joined: Feb 13, 2020
    Posts: 3

    JWDorlac

    Thanks for the info gentlemen. I will see what I can find.
     
  9. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    from Minn. uSA

    Hey, JW;
    Depends on what's wrong w/the sol, mechanical or electrical. Open the sol up, n check the wiring. If coil isn't shorted, or fried, may just be damaged (broken wire) at the soldered joint. A typical(cheap) fix is to unwind a turn or two, resolder to tab. Won't hurt the performance of the coil. Worth checking. Marcus...
     
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  10. What's your location? There are some to be had just outside of San Diego, Ca.
     

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