Lotus Elan

Male with GSOH looking for Close Ratio Box

PostPost by: toomspj » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:52 am

Does anyone have a close ratio box they'd like to part with, or any leads on one? I have a semi-close ratio one (standard Sprint version) in my Historic Roadsports Elan and the gap between 2nd and 3rd is so vast that I don't think I've ever used 2nd on a UK race circuit.

For the regulations I ned to use Helical gears which rules out the Quaife offerings. There's a company called BGH Gears in Kent which used to make the whole suite of ratios but they've moved on to the Ford Type 9 5-speed box.

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PostPost by: msd1107 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:17 pm

The BGH website

http://www.bghgeartech.co.uk/html/4_speed.html

lists the B3 ratio set (2.51, 1.64, 1.23, 1.0) for 595 gbp exchange. Whether they will actually sell it to you is another question.

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PostPost by: toomspj » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:00 pm

I spoke with Brian of BGH. He doesn't have any although he is considering getting a run made. I think he'd be looking to make about 50 sets which is a pretty sizeable investment, and that couldn't happen before about November.
If enough people asked about getting the Bullet gears he might be encouraged to go ahead.

Otherwise I'm left hoping that I might just find something somewhere.

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PostPost by: racer » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:53 pm

Hi Paul
I've got one, give me a ring on 07887 658919
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