Glad I read this post. Gordon is probably correct and only the square cut ring gears can be safely reversed. I got away with it years ago on my Giulietta spider that had beveled teeth on the RG when I could not afford new parts. We have sold a lot of flywheel kits and have not had any backlash. With that good fortune, it is a good time to correct our recommendation. We are always open to customer and expert feedback on our products. Thanks, Gordon.
Hi, I'm Tony owner of Rallye Coach Works we do Auto Body collision and restoration on mostly imports. We don't normally do much mechanical work clutch replacement being one of them. But here I am putting a clutch in a Spider. Is there anything that I should be aware of that is not normal with a clutch job. I have the trans and fly wheel removed. The fly wheel we sent out to be refaced.
Here is further clarification of what Ed just wrote. With the transmission in "N", if you have three shift rods poking out the back of the box, you MUST use the bellhousing with the hole to fit all three. In "N" these rods will all poke out the same amount. On later transmissions, this feature was changed, and the rods will be blocked by the casting. Using the later housing with the earlier box will not work.
In the pictures below, note the three rods through the hole by the back up switch. In "R", the reverse rod will move further out, activating the switch.
I am rebuilding a 101 spitcase transmission, and I do not have the reverse switch. I do have one from a 105 hydraulic transmission (early type with rods sticking into clutch area). However, if I install that switch in the 101 bell housing, it is not in line with the 5-R rod. Any thoughts how to solve this? Fabricate bracket? Source correct switch?
Either a SOLID alternate bracket or the original type switch are the best solutions. I had some difficulty recently sourcing the original switch, but they are out there in the USA. If you send me a PM, I'll give you some possible US sources.
1991 Spider with around 94k miles.
I was just buttoning up my LSD differential when I snapped 1 bolt and twisted another.
I got the broken stud out but now I need to replace those 2 bolts if not all of them. Not sure I trust the other 6 bolts now.
Here is the marking on the top...
I have just finished the refurbishment of my GTV6 gearbox. As usual the Gearbox didn't look shiny anymore and I did my best to wash everything as good as possible. Now I want to sandblast the gearbox and paint it with clear coat.
Has anybody ever painted the gearbox? Any paint...
Just bought a replacement lower bell housing shield. Does anyone know offhand the bolt size before I crawl around and attempt trial and error?
I do have the manual, but it doesn't expressly mention its size. Also, is there a list somehwere of all the bolt sizes and locations? Just curious...
I have posted MANY times to this forum in the past few months while rebuilding my first 105 gearbox. Just wanted to post a pic of the finished product (not much to look at, but it's done!) and say thanks for all the help from experienced folks on this forum.
It was a weird one to do as a...