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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-29-2015, 04:57 PM
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Rather than stick my gearbox in a cardboard box I decided to custom build a shipping crate.
Shipping weight including crate is 83 pounds.
UPS Ground from Indianapolis to Scottsdale - $58.
Nice crate Wayne! Did you check the rate to ship it via Greyhound? I've heard they can be very economical when it comes to transporting gearboxes. Of course you have to deliver it to their station, and your recipient has to pick it up from their station.

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Thanks for sharing. I know how much extra time it is to document the steps needed and posting to the thread.

I am sure it will help someone in the future.

Are you going to replace the clutch while it is so easily accessible now?

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and remember to check the reverse light switch in the bellhousing before putting it all back!
.......darn silly place for a switch!
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Nice crate Wayne! Did you check the rate to ship it via Greyhound? I've heard they can be very economical when it comes to transporting gearboxes. Of course you have to deliver it to their station, and your recipient has to pick it up from their station.
No, I didn't even think of Greyhound. Not sure I could have saved much and might have created a lot of inconvenience on the other end.

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Thanks for sharing. I know how much extra time it is to document the steps needed and posting to the thread.

I am sure it will help someone in the future.

Are you going to replace the clutch while it is so easily accessible now?

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Good thought. My records from the previous owner show new clutch assembly and maintenance about 11,000 miles ago. Likewise, the prob shafts were rebuilt at about the same time.

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and remember to check the reverse light switch in the bellhousing before putting it all back!
.......darn silly place for a switch!
Thanks. It was working before so hopefully it will still be working after. It looks relatively new, it might have been replaced when the clutch was replaced by the previous owner.

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Been there done that on my 89 spider, good luck with that easy to get out heater assy. you have to get a large hose clamp to reassemble the donut to the tranny. The rubber shift boot generaly only last about 3-4 years bebore they tear. Now I have a easy to work on 74 GTV and I do not miss working on the 89 spider.....good luck and have fun now that the Indiana winter is is ready to bless you.
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AlfaJK,

Thanks for the encouragement. I have reconsidered dealing with the heater/AC for now since I don't drive the car from Nov-Mar and when I drive from Apr-Oct the top is down. My Spider will never be a daily driver for me.

Because everything was apart I did get a new donut. likewise a new rubber shift boot. My gearbox just returned home from AZ. I will start the reinstall this week and post pictures and thoughts.

I would love to have my '73 GTV back. In fact I am casually looking for a GTV now.

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When I lived in SW Ohio I bought a 59 Veloce Spider that was modified in Italy for racing. I had in 1969 a 1958 Sprint Veloce LW and a 59 Sprint normal. As a young man just home from the war I had no real idea about the cars, just thought they were cool looking and they were not British. The later in life I owned a 82 then the 89 Spider and now hopefully the last Alfa I will ever own, the 1974 GTV with fresh engine and transmission and a fresh coat of paint due to rock chips.
Back in the day when I was attending Miami U. in Ohio the top on the spider went down the first day it hit 40 and went up at first snow.
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Amazing blog on the Zagato! Who did you engine and gearbox for your GTV?

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Nice documentation, good pictures and I love that cribbing to lift her off the floor! It brought back memories of my 84 Spider when I did the clutch! (I really need this site back than) Who is the Rex fellow, and is he the go to guy for Alfa transaxles or is there someone else for these?
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Hello IndySpider
the gentleman that has been working on my GTV is Gordon Self at Gordons Import in Albuquerque (alfadoc Inc.) he knows the first owner of my 1974 GTV and the 2nd and 3rd, I am the 4th owner and the car has allways been a Abq. car so that there is ZERO rust any where and has never seen snow always garage kept. Gordon got all his training at the Alfa dealer ship in Abq. and better than that he is an honest straight forward mechanic that races his Alfa and has a desert off road buggy with a twin spark Alfa engine.
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Rex is Rex Chalmers of AlfaSport in Scottsdale, AZ. Great reputation for rebuilding Alfa drive trains. Also, a vintage Alfa racer. I just crated my gearbox and shipped it to him...we talked a few times...then he sent it back. Was very easy to work with...not cheap but what is ever cheap with an Alfa?

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Rather than continue this thread for the installation, I decided to start a new one "Gearbox/Transmission Reinstall":

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/gear...ml#post6670433

I hope some of you visit that thread also.

Thanks for all of the support and comments.

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