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James paton
  • North Lanarkshire
  • United Kingdom

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out for a blast

Started this discussion. Last reply by James paton Apr 28. 30 Replies

went out today for the first time in the leggey started out ok ended up with a tow back :( was running fine for about 7 miles then it felt like it was running out of fuel water temp was sitting at…Continue

melos windscreen

Started Mar 6 0 Replies

i have a melos windscreen for sale if any one needs one £25 what it cost me to have it made im in central scotland i also have a triumph spitfire/herald radiator £30 I can wrap items up best i can …Continue

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Steve Kerswell commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Hi James, I did the Pinto to MT75 conversion. From a 1300 crossflow. So yes a lot had to be done. New engine mounts. New gearbox crossmember and rubber mount. Plus the prop needed a lot of thinking about. Dave Price has been using a RX8 box, look up…"
Jul 24
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"cheers steve  im told you have done this conversion was there much to change on the frame or the tub ?? the box looks a bit rounder at the gearstick end "
Jul 23
Steve Kerswell commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Hi James, there is a guy called Lee Butcher who makes a very comprehensive kit to join the box to the engine and using the cable clutch. A friend has used him and got good service, at a good price. He is trading on Facebook now"
Jul 23
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"i will be changing the box over the winter months but will keep you guys posted just trying to gather info at the moment seem fairly straight forward though"
Jul 22
James Doulton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"I would be interested to see how you get on with the 6 speed because it sounds like a good conversion. There was some talk on here a few months back suggesting that the MX-5 5 speed might be better on the basis of the ratios being a bit better. I…"
Jul 22
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
" yep the 6 speed sounds like a better choice daryl  was at a show today and was speaking to a guy who had a 6 speed in his escort  so have a bit better understanding on how its done"
Jul 22
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Go for a 6 speed box James "
Jul 22
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"thanks adrian  , mt75 gearboxes are getting expensive now as well as the type 9 every one seems to be  useing them been doing some research and the rx8 gearbox is the exact same length as the type 9  the splines are the same and uses…"
Jul 21
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Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"The MT75 is also worth considering as it bolts straight onto the pinto, Steve Kerswell has done it.  I know that the type 9 will require a new section cut and shut under the tunnel area, in fact anything other than a type 2 or type 3 box will…"
Jul 19
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legerra gearbox

im looking at possible options for a 5 speed box to fit in my leggera over the winter i could go for the type 9 box but they are getting pricey these days and i would have to change/do some chassis mods to get it in there .so i was thinkin mx5 or rx8 i believe these are both rwd boxes but im not sure of size in comparison to the type 9  also the prop could be an issue if they are different splines .any one with experience on this ??? your advice would be appreciated See More
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legerra 2ltr pinto engine 4 branch manifold ported polished head mild cam polly bushed all round handles excellent still a few small changes to make but love driving this wee car
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Engine Type and Transmission Type
2.0 pinto in the legerra with 4 speed box
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legerra gearbox

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 0:20 9 Comments

im looking at possible options for a 5 speed box to fit in my leggera over the winter i could go for the type 9 box but they are getting pricey these days and i would have to change/do some chassis mods to get it in there .so i was thinkin mx5 or rx8 i believe these are both rwd boxes but im not sure of size in comparison to the type 9  also the prop could be an issue if they are different splines .any one with experience on this ??? your advice would be appreciated 

legerra soft top

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 20:09 67 Comments

hi folks just wondering what fixing some of you guys are using on the legerra soft top front fixing the ones that are on mine are a bit fiddely to get located and locked down i wid be soaked by the time i had managed to get the roof on i had removed the fiddely ones and replaced them with m6 bolts and thumb screws makes it a bit quicker and easier but interested what other folks are using  thanks in advance 

ford vv crab vacume

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 22:15 8 Comments

 hi guys im fitting a ford v v carb to my legerra bought off ebay  was wondering if any one had a vacume pipe diagram or even a decent pic of how you had done it any help on this would be briliant . desprate to hear it running again :)

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At 19:48 on October 27, 2017, Adrian Southgate said…

Welcome back James.

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Welcome back James

 
 
 

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