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MG TD TF 1500 - Skyhook Engineering 5 Speed Datsun 210 Conversion

Has anyone been in communication with Steve Neal from Skyhook Engineering recently?
The following is an email I just sent to him.

Hello Steve,
Itís been seven or eight years since our last communication. I hope you are well. The five speed conversion you did for me has been a delight.

I recently saw a large puddle of oil under the car and it is obvious that it comes from the transmission. The transmission fluid is extremely low and oil has been pouring out of of the relief hole in the bottom of the bell housing.
I am not an expert but it seems that the front seal in the transmission has failed.

Might you have the nomenclature for the parts I will need. I believe I need a seal and a gasket.
I am having trouble finding the part numbers you listed with the instructions.
Mort Resnicoff

Mort,

This may be what you are looking for.
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/97152-Oil-Seal-42-x-60-x-7mm-for-DATSUN-120Y-B210-TRANSMISSION-GEARBOX-FRONT/143059732983?hash=item214f0649f7:g:zuwAAOSwusdcHEWv

It shows dimensions so you can get one locally.

John
J Scragg

Mort,

This may be what you looking for.
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/97152-Oil-Seal-42-x-60-x-7mm-for-DATSUN-120Y-B210-TRANSMISSION-GEARBOX-FRONT/143059732983?hash=item214f0649f7:g:zuwAAOSwusdcHEWv

It shows dimensions so you can get one locally.

John
J Scragg

What's with the duplication, duplication on this and the other thread, other thread of the same name? Is this an admin glitch? Cheers
Peter TD 5801
P Hehir

No Peter. I tried to add Part 2 to the title of the second thread which is different from the first by I must have erred.

I'm not sure what happened with John's answer.

Mort
Mort Resnicoff

It's been over two years since I talked to Steve. The information on the instruction sheet for the clutch disc wasn't correct so I contacted him to get the correct info for a replacement clutch.
L E D LaVerne

I don't have anything useful to add, except that the transmission comes from a Datsun 210, NOT a B210.

Tom Lange
MGT Repair
t lange

In my case, I edited the first message and pressed update. Instead of updating my first message it submitted a second time, it with the correction.

John
J Scragg

I think I still have an exploded diagram of the gearbox out in the shop which may have the seal part number.
L E D LaVerne

Just as a follow-up:

I sent an email to Steve Neal at Skyhook. He responded promptly with a lot of good advice.

I am in the "take it apart phase".

I will post observations when they become apparent.

As time permits I will set up a group email List for more direct communication on this transmission conversion.

I will post this posting on both threads.

Mort
Mort Resnicoff

John Scragg
Peter Hehir
Rod Jones
James Neal

Gentlemen,

I have started an email group called "Datsun 210 Group".
There are a few names in the group now. If you would like to be included please send me your email address. Mine is above.

I will post on both threads.
Mort


Mort Resnicoff

This thread was discussed between 26/07/2019 and 30/07/2019

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