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    Gearbox guru?

    Hello again from Sherwood.

    Often said that Iím modestly mechanical but not a mechanic. In the case of gearboxes and such like this is definitely the case.

    Iím searching for someone around Brisbane who could take a look at/inside the gearbox of my truck (1975 Series 3 2.25 petrol) and offer some informed advice on how good/bad it might be. The box is out of the truck and the top panel with the gear selectors has been removed. Going one step further - happy to consider getting someone to effect whatever repairs might be suggested to get the project moving forward a bit faster than it has been to date.

    Iíve never driven the truck more that a couple of hundred metres since Iíve owned it. So, have no idea if it jumps out of gear, makes a racket or whatever. It literally drove off a truck into my yard and was moved a couple of times before going under the house where it now resides.

    So, I appreciate that this is not the ideal way to test a box - but thatís the way it is.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    No gurus?
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    plenty of em, just probably not in the area you're in.

    drive the car down to melb and I'll have a look for you if you like..
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blknight.aus View Post

    drive the car down to melb and I'll have a look for you if you like..
    Love to, but without a gearbox, steering or semblance of a drive train that would be more than a small challenge.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    Its a series,

    with no mechanical experience you need to learn the phrase "challenge accepted"

    how else do you think landrover turned so many drivers into mechanics
    Dave

    "In a Landrover the other vehicle is your crumple zone."

    For spelling call Rogets, for mechanicing call me.

    Fozzy, 2.25D SIII Ex DCA Ute
    TDI D1(parting/ed)
    Tdi autoManual d1 (Kept it for the girlfriend)
    Archaeopteryx 1990 6x6 dual cab(This things staying)


    If you've benefited from one or more of my posts please remember, your taxes paid for my skill sets, I'm just trying to make sure you get your monies worth.
    If you think you're in front on the deal, pay it forwards.

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    Hello again.

    Fair comment.

    Unfortunately, I have too many opportunities for learning experiences on the plate at the moment to add gearbox perusing and exploratory dismantling to the list. Keen to accelerate progress without too many new diversions.

    From what I can see it doesnít look too bad - but still keen to get a second opinion from someone who might know something of what looks good or bad.

    Cheers,

    Neil
    Hon Secretary - SLOw Inc

    1975 S3 88" - Ratel

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