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Old 13-09-2011, 06:56   #1
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Ford Lees 4 Cylinder 80hp + Borg Warner ?71c

hello just wondering if anyone has such a beast installed - I just inherited this one and I'm popping on sensors and gauges. thoughts, referneces, wiring diagrams all gratefully solicited....
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Old 13-09-2011, 07:37   #2
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Re: Ford Lees 4cyl 80hp + Borg Warner ?71c

I have a BW 71C Velvet Drive transmission in my Pearson. At 25 years old I started researching the cost to repower. I spoke to Beta Marine, who sells engine and transmission packages but the salesman recommended keeping the transmission even if I got a new engine. Said the Velvet Drive was as good as it gets and worth rebuilding if I had a problem with it.

I think I have a manual in a pdf file. Let me know if you're interested and I'll see if I can dig it up.

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Old 13-09-2011, 08:01   #3
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Re: Ford Lees 4cyl 80hp + Borg Warner ?71c

My Velvet Drive 71 was 30 years old and still worked fine when I repowerd with more HP and went with a 72.
They seem robust.
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Old 13-09-2011, 20:52   #4
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Re: Ford Lees 4cyl 80hp + Borg Warner ?71c

hello thanks Skip Mac , I have only found the 2 pp official BW pdf, which is very basic. any extra document would be much appreciated. Capn John jquarterman1@hotmail.com
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Just checked and have it on the laptop. Will email .pdf file.

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