Type 9 gearbox crossmember

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antonio31
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Type 9 gearbox crossmember

Post by antonio31 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:49 am

Hello,

I want to change my 4 speed gearbox with 5 speed type 9 gearbox, on my mk1 Capri and I want to know if there is one original crossmember that can be fitted.
I found one crossmember from a mk3 2.8i engine, but I don't know if it will fit in mk1. The one in the picture attached.

Thanks a lot! Cheers!
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Re: Type 9 gearbox crossmember

Post by Toecutter » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 pm

I have a 5 speed fitted in my MK1, I could not find anything to bolt straight in at the time I was doing the conversion so I ended up just modifying my existing gearbox mount by welding heavy steel plate on and drilling new holes and shimming it as required, the 5 speed does sit further back in the tunnel than the original one. Make sure you have adequate clearance between the gearbox top cover and tunnel as well when fitting or you'll get some serious vibrations.

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Re: Type 9 gearbox crossmember

Post by antonio31 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:48 am

Thanks for your reply!

I will install the gearbox and then I will build or modify the crossmember, it is the best choice, I think.

Thanks again!

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