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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Integral TOB on Rover Trans?
|I'm wondering if anyone has had experience installing an integral concentric throw out bearing assembly onto a Rover LT77 5 speed gearbox (ex SD1 or TR)?|
I have an application where the original throw out arm location is posing a problem. If there is a good conversion to integral available, then it may be a good way to go.
we have these FORD 'Mondeo' V6 cars running around in here. They use this type of bearing for the FWD installation.
May be there is a chance to look at the details an dimensions in a FORD workshop.
As the Ecotec V6 aso has a larege bell housing, comparable to the Rover LT 77 box, it might work.
Let us know about your investigation for upgrades of the very limited std. Rover installation, please.
Pretty much most of the T5 5 speed installations into the MGB are using this type of bearing. I'm just wondering if anyone has used one on the Rover gearbox as I'd go that way if there was a tried and true cookbook technique.
I don't have the resources to do the development from scratch at this time.
Read, it is a lot easier cutting the frame to clear the TO arm box than it is to develope an integral TOB.
There are quite a few using the Rover tranny. I don't how many use an internal HTOB because of lack of info.
Here's a list that show's which tranny is used:
The answer is yes. Here's what you want 'cept the guy is in Belgium. Not sure if he posts here. Halfway down is the pic.
Good eyes. That's what I was looking for, although the one in the photo looks to be a custom machined unit.
I had a feeling it was not a common conversion as I hadn't run into one before, but I figured this was a good place to ask before continuing with my butcher job.
|Those just aren't "good eyes", Kelvin...they be Spurious Eyes!|
Carl...OT...do you read Hot Rod Magazine?
Quite few few use the Rover 5speed. I lost interest when I found out a trans pump was involved. As an old American hotrodder I just couldn't fathom a pump for a manual tranny. I grew up on Muncies. A manual tranny tranny pump? No thanks. Other that that, it seems to be a fine transmision.
Spurious? Oh, yeah, most likely. ;)
Not in the last few years. Sometimes the Peterson Pubs just repeat themselves. Did I miss something?
|Carl....I'll send you my copy as soon as I'm done with it.....Some Bowtie stuff I think you'll like.....rick|
|Kind of interesting to see Leon's web site refrenced so many times in this board.He did a great job of documenting his work. Does he still have his V8?|
I'm still running his Carter 400 from when he changed over to FI.
I've often wondered that myself.
BTW, what ever happened the to the guy (in Florida?) with the website about his MGB V8 he called Penelope? There was some good info on his site, but it's long gone.
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