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WANTED Overdrive Drain Plug Tool [Ontario, CAN]

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T-time Barry O
Milton, Ontario, Canada   CAN
I need an Overdrive Drain Plug Tool to drain and check the filter on my OD, Moss part 386-336

please let me know if you have one a used one you would like to sell and cost

cheers
Barry
59 TR3A



Barry
59 TR3A
68 Mustang

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Just a thought, Barry, are you sure your OD has that style of plug? Although Moss lists it for the earlier cars, I believe your car would have had a smaller hex head instead. IIRC the notches didn't come in until the changes for IRS (ie TR4A with IRS).

The plugs can be interchanged, but only if you change some other parts.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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T-time Barry O
Milton, Ontario, Canada   CAN
Hi Randall

I think you are right, i crawled under and took a second look.
I tried a 1 1/4 socket for size and a little sloppy, a 1 1/8 is too small



Barry
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68 Mustang

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Again IIRC, I found a 30mm six point socket that fit the flats pretty good; but I ground away the taper at the end to give it more bite. I think the flats are actually a Whitworth/BS size; but I didn't have a BS socket that big and didn't like using an open end wrench.

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of it. So here's a shot of the one I made for the later plug (before Moss offered theirs). The bar in the background is actually my previous attempt, which worked OK but was kind of awkward to use.



The socket was originally the axle nut socket for some big truck, which I found on eBay for around $10. The end not visible takes my 1/2" drive breaker bar, which gives plenty of leverage. And the height of the socket lets the breaker bar clear the frame, rockers, etc. with room left over for my knuckles.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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T-time Barry O
Milton, Ontario, Canada   CAN
Thanks Randall,

your information is very useful as always, will try a 30 mm socket



Barry
59 TR3A
68 Mustang

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