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Gearbox querie

Post by AlanH » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:27 pm

Hi Guys,
My Westy has 3 rib gearbox with the ears on the top installed.
I'm not sure if this is the correct gesrbox since there is nowhere for the ears to be fixed to. It also does not look as though the mountings were removed.
It's just weird that the gearbox is not at all supported when the engine is removed.
Is that normal?
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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by Dawie » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Early bays did not have a mounting above gearbox. Only support was at the nosecone and rear engine hanger.
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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by sean » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:42 pm

The gearbox may be 1600, but the bellhousing is from a 2000l. It was obviously swapped to accommodate that foreign engine better. Your bus should have 1600 bellhousing and the early variety without the ears. You can however fit your 1600 motor into that bellhousing if you need to.

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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by AlanH » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:42 am

Thanks guys,
Sean are you saying I don't need another bellhousing and that the 1600 will fit without mods?

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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by sean » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:47 pm

AlanH wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:42 am
Thanks guys,
Sean are you saying I don't need another bellhousing and that the 1600 will fit without mods?
Yes, you can just use that existing setup. I would personally source a 1600 starter motor and bellhousing without the ears just for completeness, but it’s not neccesary.

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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by AlanH » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:40 am

Thanks Sean,
In that case I would be open to a swap. If anyone needs a bellhousing with ears for their project I would take their bellhousing without ears.
Are the starters not the same? If not the starters would need to go with the bellhousing.

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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by Haans » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:02 pm

Did a 1600 tp '70 single cab a week or 2 ago,... bellhousing did'nt look like that!

However,...... what's that reservoir doing up there to the right ?

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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by freddiebooysen » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:50 am

AlanH

I might just have the bellhousing you need had the same scenario but had the one without the ears in and had to get the one with the ears on top. Ended up buying one with ears did not work then got a complete gearbox and almost there now so you can pm me no problem







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Re: Gearbox querie

Post by AlanH » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:45 am

@ Haans, It's a remnant of the Toyota engine I removed. Has since also been removed, going back to 1600 aircooled.

@ Freddiebooysen, pm sent tx.

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