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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:33 pm

I have a Type 9 that I know is so buggered I’ve not had the courage to open it up. Ive even sold the bellhousing but kept the box that I’m sure is a mausoleum to cogs and bearings

Is we sideways yet...

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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 pm

The S13 rear selector rod was shortened & re-drilled to fit the S12 tail housing. This was just required for using the S13 gear selectors.

The part that was needed to make the B&M shifter bolt straight on is by swapping the cast piece that fits on the end of the selector rod, that the gear lever locates in to.
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The short casting is the S12, the longer one used in the S13 & S14.

By fitting the longer casting, the B&M quick shifter can be bolted on, by drilling an extra hole. Unfortunately, the castings can only be swapped by splitting the gearbox & removing the tail housing.
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This runs through the gears, but the lever on the quick shift had been previously modified and is loosely bolted together above. I cut in to both the upper & lower parts to slot the 2 bits together in a mortise & tenon joint that had much larger weld areas. I made it the same length & angle as the lever that was in the car, As I'd previously made this to suit me.
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The shifter is moved rearwards by 13mm
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So I may yet have to make the hole in the top of the tunnel larger to suit, I'll see when I put the engine & box back in the car, although I may do a temporary fit with a bare block to check this.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:10 am

Some thought out parts parts swapping that. Should work nicely.

Aaaand we can all steal the ideas

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Post by Crouchie_b » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:03 am

reliant-reviver wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:10 am
Aaaand we can all steal the ideas
Yes we can!😎
Nice one Ben


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:37 am

excellent job Ben...hopefully it makes a reliable gearbox

i'm making this up as i go along :shock:

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