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Post by stevemarl » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:54 pm

Just in case anyone`s ever considering doing their own clutch I offer you the Draper transmission wheeley thing. Features a wide tiltable saddle with ratchet strap if needed, it takes all the wrestling out of removing/replacing the gearbox. You do need to raise the car a bit higher (20") but the ease with which you can just slide, lower and roll out. Wish I`d had one years ago.
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decided while box was out, might as well change synchro rings, bearings and seals so should be like new

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:27 pm

Great review, Steve.
I can see how a combined transmission jack and trolley would make light work of a job that can be difficult, particularly if you are working alone.
Your gearbox looks as good as new, have you painted the casing?

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Post by stevemarl » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:55 pm

Yep, it`s a spare one, I`ve changed the seals and given it a coat of paint. I know a spare sounds a bit OCD, but they can fail & some of the parts are no longer available. It`s low mileage, really good nick, got it for a very reasonable price from Caprigear.

(Mine`s still a work in progress - but I`ve gone for the same colour scheme :D )
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Post by Mr B » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:15 pm

As I have to work on my own (Billy no mates!) I use 2 trolley Jack's, 1 on the flat part of the bell housing and 1 on the casing where the gearbox mountain attaches, with the mountain removed the casing mountain point sits nice and snug into the trolley jack cup, you also have the benefit of being able to adjust the jacks independently to get those all important angles right, the only downside is if the ground your working on isn't quite smooth the trolley jack wheels can snag and judder.

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Re: transmission jack

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:41 pm

Did anyone else drill and tap a hole for a drain plug . I put mine in the middle of the circular magnet.
I thought you could still get all the parts ๐Ÿค”
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Re: transmission jack

Post by Mr B » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:45 pm

Hi Mc,

I'm lucky as the Type 5 box has a drain plug, I have heard of a few people who have done exactly what you just described on the Type 9 box

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Post by Mc Tool » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:40 am

Doh! I shoulda had a better look , I thought it was a t9.๐Ÿ‘–
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:40 am

Mc Tool wrote: โ†‘
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:40 am
Doh! I shoulda had a better look , I thought it was a t9.๐Ÿ‘–
The 'box in the photos is a Type 9.

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Re: transmission jack

Post by Bug » Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:52 pm

Beauty of the good ole pinto is it's so much easier to whip the engine out to change the clutch.

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Re: transmission jack

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:25 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote: โ†‘
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:40 am
Mc Tool wrote: โ†‘
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:40 am
Doh! I shoulda had a better look , I thought it was a t9.๐Ÿ‘–
The 'box in the photos is a Type 9.

Andrew.
Ha ,I thought it was but its been a while since I saw mine ( which has been sounding like a concrete mixer for a surprisingly long time.) and not being one to argue pointlessly :whistle: ......
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Re: transmission jack

Post by Bod9084 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:54 pm

Hi where can you get the parts to rebuild a type nine box can you send me the info
Where I can get the parts from thanks Mark

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Re: transmission jack

Post by stevemarl » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:08 pm

I got my parts from Ford dealers decades ago (when they were 1/4 the price) but you can get most from here:
https://www.bearingkits.co.uk/FORD-GEAR ... 10-1-0.htm
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https://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-ca ... pares.html

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Re: transmission jack

Post by pbar » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:32 pm

Don't forget the Burton postage prices - double the order cost, increase it by your age and add the number you first thought of.

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Re: transmission jack

Post by Bug » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:03 am

pbar wrote: โ†‘
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Don't forget the Burton postage prices - double the order cost, increase it by your age and add the number you first thought of.
That's a relief!
When I saw 'pbar' in the replies I immediately thought, here we go, he's going to ask someone to crawl under their car again to check a gearbox number or something. :poke: :xd:

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Re: transmission jack

Post by stevemarl » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:29 am

:xd: :xd: :xd:

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