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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Hi everyone I am currently building a kitcar the chassis is a haynes roadster so I'm lead to believe from the previous owner
The gearbox bellhousing is failing on the bulkhead and the gear stick is in the wrong position
Here are some pic to help see what I mean
Any suggestions please that will help solve this issues
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/garyb12/slideshow/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Hi there

Its a bit difficult to see what the problem is with the gear lever .There is no right or wrong just whatever fits and is workable . There are various solutions for the housing. Lower the engine mountings, move the engine slightly forward or just tilt the whole thing to get some clearance. It doesnt need to be perfectly aligned or central, the prop shaft uj will compensate.


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Hi There what various solutions for bellhousing are there please explain to make this smaller as the bulkhead opening is aprox 230 mm


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Hi and welcome Gary, it might help to have a couple more photos showing the bigger picture, and what engine are you fitting in there?

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What gearbox are you using and what was the tunnel set up for

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not sure if it's the angle of the pictures but that transmission tunnel looks weird, as though it points off to one side rather than entering the engine bay centrally. have you checked your chassis back against the ' book' dimensions?

if the tunnel doesn't accommodate the gearbox you have the most likely solution will be too cut the chassis rails out and fabricate a new tunnel, or find a gearbox that will fit.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:37 am 
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Looking at the pictures you have a type 9 gearbox, but your tunnel width looks like the size of a Locost chassis that didn't allow the gearbox to go any further back than yours.
Locost internal tunnel width 254mm. Chassis width 1067mm wide.
Haynes Type 9 tunnel width 369mm. page 38 Chasis width 1118mm.
Haynes MT75 tunnel width 411mm. ( amendments )

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