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Gearbox Swap.. ! #650132
12/07/20 08:36 PM
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SteveT Offline OP
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There is one positive from being under house arrest.. I can get some jobs done!

My MG decided to dismantle its 3rd and 4th Gear Hub whilst it was still in the gearbox and being used! Out with the gear oil came 3 springs and some ball bearings..

The TC gearbox is normally very robust, the TC racers use them, but the gearing does prevent relaxed driving in modern traffic. In top gear at much above 50mph the engine is revving quite a bit. So one way to help this is to fit a 5 speed gearbox to reduce engine revs and so improve its longevity and make for a much more relaxed drive.

So this is what i went for.. it took me just one day to strip out, i decided to take it out via the cockpit rather than engine out. If there is a next time I think i'd opt for the latter, its less work. It was also quite a feat as i only have a single garage and cant open up the car doors fully.. much swearing took place!

Rebuilding it took me 4 days of work, but it was well worth it..makes a huge difference..

Anyway, i thought some of you may be interested so here's some pics.. first the old box in situ but partly stripped:

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The 5 speed fitted:

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And finally all back together! Gearlever still in same place.

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Steve

110th +4 AM Chiltern Green
1939 Cammy Velo
1959 BSA GoldStar DBD34
LR 90 SW
1948 MG TC
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650136
12/07/20 08:46 PM
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Nice one Steve. That's a flippin' clean engine bay, isn't it?


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650139
12/07/20 08:53 PM
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For you Tim..

[Linked Image]

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Steve

110th +4 AM Chiltern Green
1939 Cammy Velo
1959 BSA GoldStar DBD34
LR 90 SW
1948 MG TC
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650177
13/07/20 05:44 AM
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A lovely machine and all credit to you Steve. love

When I had thoughts of older car ownership pre-Morgan, I ever fancied a 1949 MG TC, it being the same age as me..(-: Ultimately it was the sight and sound of a LM Bentley that captured my imagination, to have me ending up in a +8 Morgan as a substitute, which in truth has worked out wonderfully well in our usage over the years with it`s V8 cruising ability in modern traffic when forced to be amongst modern traffic situations..!

Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650182
13/07/20 06:19 AM
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That's a work of art Steve. Amazing!


Rob T
2001 Royal Ivory Plus 8
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650183
13/07/20 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SteveT
For you Tim..

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


Very neat work....
Well done


A Morgan Identified Fastidious Owner...
2011 4/4 Bespoke, 1981 Delorean, Auburn Boat Tail
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650185
13/07/20 06:36 AM
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Immaculate presentation Steve !!!!...

I think you will even make Craig jealous !!!

Something for SBM to aspire to I think in his TA.


" I LOVE THE SOUND OF THROTTLE BODIES IN THE MORNING " (ROBERT DUVAL IN "APOCOLYPSE NOW " )
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: Rob Thornton] #650188
13/07/20 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob Thornton
That's a work of art Steve. Amazing!


+1


Tim H.
1986 4/4 VVTi Sport, 2002 LR Defender, 1957 R4 CV, 2005 Ferrari Vipar
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650190
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Superb engine bay. Love the thumb screw oil filler cap. What car would have that sophisticated solution nowadays frown


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Gearbox Swap.. ! [Re: SteveT] #650226
13/07/20 09:52 AM
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Great work Steve thumbs


Jon M
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