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For those days when your parts just can't arrive quick enough, for sunny days when the transit just isn't 'fun'...

Project X...

Coming soon to a shed near me.

1997 DOHC, weber TC, MT75 box and Sierra fixed 3.72 diff in a Phaeton 3/4 hybrid.

I did some playing on gear calc and the theoretical stats look like this.

Gear   Mph per 1000 RPM  Mph @4000 RPM Mph @6000 RPM
1 4.91 20 29
2 9.17 37 55
3 14.24 57 85
4 19.08 76 114
5 23.27 93 (buttock clench) 140 (new pants)

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Comment by Dave Price on November 9, 2017 at 12:39

Steve, your comment is very timely.  I have a day off tomorrow so in tend to try and finish off the gearbox mount tomorrow.  Will post a photo.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 9, 2017 at 12:23

in the MX5 kit forum they use an engine mount from the MX5 under the box and use rubber doughnuts on the engine. Those MK's etc. seem to have higher bonnets then the Phaeton type car, so they sit up a bit higher.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 9, 2017 at 12:19

No Ade, not to worry, I'll take a hike to the bearing shop, they do industrial mounts for fans etc. I wonder how Dave Price managed with his RX box?

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 9, 2017 at 12:15

Be old age that hanging low Steve.... :)

can't even find an MX5 gearbox mount on our system, do you know the reg of the donor car?

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 9, 2017 at 12:00

it hangs a bit low Ade, trying find something "alternative" :-)

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 9, 2017 at 11:49

MX5 gearbox mount?

Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 9, 2017 at 10:44
Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 9, 2017 at 10:42
Comment by Steve Kerswell on November 9, 2017 at 10:39

on my Btype struggling with gearbox mount position. Could do with a hanging mount. I'm not sure what part has been wrecked, have had no contact for a while

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 9, 2017 at 10:28

Which bit got damaged? I have a few spare bits including the linkage bracket. If it's the casing then :(

I can still get those gearbox mounts new but they cost me about £17 which is why I was looking at making side mounts.

I didn't realise that the Transit had a higher 5th gear... I know that 1st on my 55 plate is useless. 

Didn't think of land rover mounts but will have a look, got Mark from APM Duraflex making a pair with extra long bolts as the alloy engine mount on the DOHC is over 30mm thick.

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