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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 04:37 PM
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Nice going Wayne. I'm really enjoying the photos and dialogue.

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Thanks Edward. The step-by-step gearbox removal you emailed me yesterday was great as was your "Propshaft rebuild adventure" thread. I omitted many of the under the hood steps for the removal but I have a feeling I may regret omitting them when I get around to the reinstall. When I get my gearbox back I hope to do a reinstall thread and I am 100% certain I will have many questions.

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Wayne, if you made it this far, why don't you open the gearbox to fix it yourself? Renovating the gearbox can easily be done at home. I have done it twice! Just take your time. You can always ship it if you do not manage to do it yourself.

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One thing thats interesting is you have a 89 an earlier bellhousing on your car.
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Really? How can you tell?

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rafael, I've thought about it but really have no knowledge of gearboxes. I'm not sure I could recognize what is good and what is bad. al;so, I have no idea where to get various parts unless I can find a used gearbox.

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Really? How can you tell?
You have the holes in the bellhousing for the flywheel sensors. there is one above and one below the clutch slave cylinder. Alfa quit using the sensors when they went to the motronic injection system on the 90 model spiders.

Either housing will work.
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Jim, that is interesting. Nothing in the car's history that I have mentions a new or rebuilt Gearbox. I wonder if I have an early '91 and they were just using up their inventory>

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It probably either had a broken bellhousing or had a used trans put in it.

Heres a good R and R thread for the trans.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spid...ion-re-re.html
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Jim,

Great r & r thread. I wish I had seen it a few days ago!

Maybe it will help the reinstall.

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Gearbox/Transmission Removal - Shipping Crate

Rather than stick my gearbox in a cardboard box I decided to custom build a shipping crate. Using some scrap 3/8" plywood, 2x2s and 2x4" I built a crate that sits snugly around my gearbox. It is well protected and doesn't move at all.

The interior dimensions are 23 1/8" x 8" x 13".
The exterior dimensions are 26 7/8" x 11 3/4" x 16 3/4"
Shipping weight including crate is 83 pounds.

UPS Ground from Indianapolis to Scottsdale - $58.

I look forward to finding out why my gearbox is stuck in 3rd gear and really look forward to getting my gearbox back so I can get my Spider back on the road before I garage it for winter.

More to come in a couple of weeks.

Thanks everyone!
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If you don't wrap it in cardboard they will get you for a 20 to 30 dollar surcharge because its wood.

Also put the gearbox in a couple of big garbage bags and tie them up to keep oil from dripping out.
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If you don't wrap it in cardboard they will get you for a 20 to 30 dollar surcharge because its wood.

Also put the gearbox in a couple of big garbage bags and tie them up to keep oil from dripping out.
Thanks for the tips. They took the wood crate with no additional charge.

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your lucky.

They nailed me for 30.00 after I had already shipped it.
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your lucky.

They nailed me for 30.00 after I had already shipped it.
Hope they don't come back at me...time will tell.

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