Wanted clock and gearbox

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Wanted clock and gearbox

Post by FPB7 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:51 pm

Hello all,

I'm after a gearbox for a turbo diesel, if you've one tucked away under your bench somewhere. It to replace a N/A box with reverse next to first (BE1?) so no doubt I'll probably need gear linkages too and driveshafts? I don't know that much. The idea is to raise the gearing slightly to make motorway work a bit less revvy (yes 500 rpm isn't that much but every little counts)

Nest on the list is the digital clock for the dash tray. Mine had gone segmenty now(I think the ribbon had come un-attached at the back). Colour doesn't really matter but if there's a grey one...

Many thanks for looking.

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Re: Wanted clock and gearbox

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:24 pm

If you put in a TD box you will have a more relaxed cruise but it will blunt performance somewhat!
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Re: Wanted clock and gearbox

Post by FPB7 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:57 am

On my calculations only slightly. First is the same on both boxes, second slightly different, third, and so on to a total of 500rpm difference. Should be fine, I'm no speed freak!

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
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Re: Wanted clock and gearbox

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:21 pm

Yes it will be just the 5th where its more noticeable
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: Wanted clock and gearbox

Post by FPB7 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:08 pm

Well, the initial plan was the whole hog 1.9td transplant a la Mr Fenwick but I'd like to just try the slightly taller gearing first on my N/A with modded Bosch pump. A bit more poke than normal (it's all relative!) so I'm sure it'll pull it just fine!
I have thought about changing just the 5th but the box I've got is a little slack in the drivetrain department So I might as well just replace the whole box for a later one.
If anyone has a digital clock by the way....