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    Adrian, have you had chance to fabricate the gearchange extension?
    Due to the bank holiday weekend weather I have not had chance to get out to the garage but my plan is to sacrifice my spare extension to remove the gear selector casing and bar then fabricated the extension brackets before I decide whether to chance it on my gearbox that's already bolted to the engine before it goes in the car.
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    unfortunately not was away over the bank holiday so will have a go this weekend coming. I have a friend who is going to assist.

    I will let everyone know how I get on.

    If you get yours done before me let me know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Adrian, have you had chance to fabricate the gearchange extension?
    Due to the bank holiday weekend weather I have not had chance to get out to the garage but my plan is to sacrifice my spare extension to remove the gear selector casing and bar then fabricated the extension brackets before I decide whether to chance it on my gearbox that's already bolted to the engine before it goes in the car.
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    Only issue I have is how the selector is fixed to the extension bracket.

    Any thoughts?

    Adrian

    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Adrian, have you had chance to fabricate the gearchange extension?
    Due to the bank holiday weekend weather I have not had chance to get out to the garage but my plan is to sacrifice my spare extension to remove the gear selector casing and bar then fabricated the extension brackets before I decide whether to chance it on my gearbox that's already bolted to the engine before it goes in the car.
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    I had the same thoughts when inspecting mine. I think there is enough room inside to take a couple of bolt heads. When the gear selector housing is removed I was going to drill each side of the selector bar to mount to the extension.
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    Just bought a gearbox tail end complete off eBay so won't even have to sacrifice my spare gearbox.

    Obviously this will delay proceedings until it is delivered.

    Keep in touch and let me know if you are ahead of me and any progress.

    Adrian


    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    I had the same thoughts when inspecting mine. I think there is enough room inside to take a couple of bolt heads. When the gear selector housing is removed I was going to drill each side of the selector bar to mount to the extension.
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    How much did you buy the extension on eBay for?

    I have separated the selector housing and cleaned it all up.

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    Unfortunately had to sacrifice the rest of the casing to maintain the wall thickness in the selector housing.

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    Next will be to make the mounting frame before I decide to use it or not on my gearbox before putting it and the engine in.
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    hiya looks like you are ploughing ahead, good work.

    I paid £40.

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    Hi Adrian, I want to sort this so I can get the engine and gearbox in the car, it is ready to go in now but after reading the start of this thread it gave me the idea so decided to postpone it.
    There are a couple of gearboxes on eBay at the moment but collection only which is one of my issues living in Cornwall, you have to put the miles in to get anywhere.
    I have to find some aluminium to build the frame next so better look in the metal skip at work tomorrow.
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    will aluminium be strong enough?

    I was thinking of steel.

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    I think so as it will be mounted using a U bolt around the main casing and bolted to the inspection lid, hopefully like in DCs pics.
    My concern is the selector is slightly off centre on the original extension and to extend it takes the gearchange into the narrower part of the tunnel so will have to make sure it doesn't catch on it and rattle.
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