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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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Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"The 7 1/2" clutch fixing bolts will be on a different radius"
Oct 9
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"You can check it James as you have both clutches"
Oct 9
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"cheers mate "
Oct 9
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Yes im sure , the 1600 ran a 7.5 inch clutch"
Oct 9
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"i checked today with the supplier of the conversion plate about the clutch plate and it can take the 8.5 inch theres plenty of room for it the guy said . but im thinking if i change it to the smaller clutch i would need to change the flywheel as…"
Oct 9
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Yes the Ford fits James but its slightly smaller "
Oct 7
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"yep its just the prop end for the box i have daryl apparently thats the only bit i need im told the ford one fits but you run the risk of damaging the gearbox "
Oct 7
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Is that RX8  a carbon fibre prop James "
Oct 7
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"hi guys i thought it was the 8.5 as thats what was already in the car , but since it uses the 7.5inch  23 spline that suits me even better as i have a full new clutch in the shed (result ):)  i have the prop shaft that came with the box…"
Oct 7
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"I looked into doing this conversion but I could not make the gain worth the cost with the engine choice available at that time"
Oct 6
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Prop end needs changing as well unless you want a broken RX8 box , plus its easier to change the peddle box than use a cable clutch"
Oct 6
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"190mm is 7.5 inch. What gave you the impression it needed to be 8.5 inch.?"
Oct 6
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Good call Daryl. The 1600 Cortina estate used a 23 spline 190mm friction plate. Part number is for a National clutch CK9563. If I get one it will be £85 + postage (3 piece, not sure if you can use the release bearing) All the other…"
Oct 6
Daryl Heasman commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"I thought this conversion used the 1600 Pinto clutch and drive plate "
Oct 6
James paton commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
" if you can source a drive plate let me know . i have most of the main parts now and hope to complete the job in 3or 4 days once started  but it will be full shifts once the box is in it should only be the prop that i will need to wait on…"
Oct 5
Adrian Southgate commented on James paton's blog post legerra gearbox
"Given a bit of time I can track down the parts. Checking clutch sizes is easier on the computer (and a wee bit cheaper) There is no clutch in the car at present (Dave had the same issue I think.) but the engine / adapter / box are bolted together."
Oct 5

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Duttons owned
Melos phaeton legerra sierra
Engine Type and Transmission Type
2.0 pinto in the legerra with 4 speed box
Post code
Ml74nx

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legerra gearbox

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 0:20 33 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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