Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

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Re: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

Post by stevmale » Sat May 23, 2015 5:44 pm

Hello thanks for the info.
It came out strapped on to the trolley jack .

Just comparing type 5 to the original.

I am thinking I could make a adapter plate , make up the difference between the bell housing and fit the type5 which can have a quick change kit fitted to it.
Or swop / shorten the front shaft.

Or
modifiy the linkages on the original and service the overdrive unit.

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Re: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

Post by scimjim » Sat May 23, 2015 7:42 pm

stevmale wrote: I am thinking I could make a adapter plate , make up the difference between the bell housing and fit the type5....Or swop / shorten the front shaft.
I think finding the original bellhousing may be simplest?


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Re: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

Post by windy » Sat May 23, 2015 8:11 pm

Had a type 5 in my first Scimitar (SE5a). The bellhousing was 3L Capri with cable clutch.

I was given the car with no engine & gearbox so used what I could find in the local scrapyard, where there happened to be a 3L Capri, so it seemed the obvious choice.

They have a great shift compared to the O/D gearboxes with external linkages.



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Re: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

Post by philhoward » Sat May 23, 2015 8:35 pm

A well sorted 2 rail gearbox has a pretty good change (with rod ends making a big difference) but the only Scimitar with overdrive and a really positive change I've driven so far was a straight six Coupe.


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Post by shaggy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 am

I'm nearly finished a job on mine rosejointing the rods etc. I need a new inhibitor toggle switch. QRG have a second hand one but want 60 for it! Any one got a link to a suitable 2 pole 3 postion toggle switch that is up to the job?



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Post by philhoward » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:15 am

I don't think there is one although if you're feeling creative then you can use microswitches instead.


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Post by roymck » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:11 pm

scimjim wrote:
Fri May 22, 2015 6:02 pm
it might be but I've never heard it called that. AFAIK it's a 2604E with an LH overdrive.

Edit - Google suggests not, the "Dagenham box" is a 4 speed from a Mustang?

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That’s a Ford Transit gearbox , same casing as a 5a box but the ratios are not correct , The Scimitar used close ratios as used in a Zephyr Zodiac 6 cylinder car , the transit used Zephyr 4 ratios . Casing also used in LHD Ford Mk111 Zodiacs for the column change and also on the optional floor change box but the RHD box was a mirror image casing . Don’t you just love the interchangeability of Ford parts.



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Post by Mimic » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 pm

Hi,

I am reconditionning the linkage for my 2 rod gearbox and I have some questions.
I 've ordered a busht kit from QRG nf I have 2 white nylon bush and I've any idea where I must fit in the mecanism?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-scim ... 2900659511
Despite of this upgrade , it seems to have a lot of wear in the 2 axes near gear stick . Does exist an easy solution like a very fine teflon bush / hard steel paper or does I need rebore it in goal to fit a copper bush?



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Post by Stephenl » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:28 am

The bush bottom right fits at the base of the gearstick. The black ones on the left are probably for the ends of the rods. the other two white ones - I would also like to know! I have one of these kits. £45 for basically one bit of plastic (the bottom right one is what I bought it for). If the other bits can be of use it would be good to know

It says pivot bolt, I recall that is a short but big bolt which is also secured by a smaller point ended bolt. Maybe on those somewhere.


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Post by Joe. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:04 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-scim ... 2900659511

Top right white bush goes in the bell crank on the top at the front of the box which also operates the inhibitor switch, can be a pain to fit and needs a sort of rolling motion into the hole. the end of the link rod with the dogleg rather than a spring clip fits into this bush.

Middle white bush goes around the bolt which holds the bottom section of the gearstick assembly.

Bottom white bush sits under the end of the chrome gearstick (original is a different oval shape usually but does the same job).

Black bushes get pressed into the flatbar linkages on the gearbox where the link rods attach.

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Post by Oldconn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:42 pm

Stephenl wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:28 am
The bush bottom right fits at the base of the gearstick. The black ones on the left are probably for the ends of the rods. the other two white ones - I would also like to know! I have one of these kits. £45 for basically one bit of plastic (the bottom right one is what I bought it for). If the other bits can be of use it would be good to know

It says pivot bolt, I recall that is a short but big bolt which is also secured by a smaller point ended bolt. Maybe on those somewhere.
Yes, the short fat bolt which is locked by a smaller screw originally had a nylon bush like that. The small white one is for the forward end of the R/H rod, where it joins the bellcrank.


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