Lotus Elan

3. gear missing

PostPost by: "Christian Jensen&qu » Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:37 am

hi !

i have been looking at a 130/5 73?, the owner says the the gearbox at
first was hard to get info 3. gear, (syncro?) but then sudently while
driving the 3. gear was missing totally, the box have been opened but
nothing seemed wrong ? - and then the car has been sitting Without
engine/trans since.

Christian
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PostPost by: "Fred Talmadge" » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:16 pm

Christian,

Obviously this owner has no idea what a good gearbox looks like. At least it "seems" to me :) Fred T. '65 S2

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hi !

i have been looking at a 130/5 73?, the owner says the the gearbox at
first was hard to get info 3. gear, (syncro?) but then sudently while
driving the 3. gear was missing totally, the box have been opened but
nothing seemed wrong ? - and then the car has been sitting Without
engine/trans since.

Christian
"Fred Talmadge"
 

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:59 pm

Christian
Go for it mate,5-speed boxes are ten-a-penny (elite,eclat etc. etc.)

John



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Subject: [LotusElan.net] 3. gear missing




hi !

i have been looking at a 130/5 73?, the owner says the the gearbox at
first was hard to get info 3. gear, (syncro?) but then sudently while
driving the 3. gear was missing totally, the box have been opened but
nothing seemed wrong ? - and then the car has been sitting Without
engine/trans since.

Christian







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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:15 pm

The splines on the inside of the 3rd-4th syncro hub sliding ring are probably stripped at the 3rd gear end. That in itself shouldn't be difficult for a person familiar w/ gearboxes, but once it's apart, there will always be other issues. But still, I wouldn't let this keep me from buying it.

Roger

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hi !

i have been looking at a 130/5 73 , the owner says the the gearbox at
first was hard to get info 3. gear, (syncro?) but then sudently while
driving the 3. gear was missing totally, the box have been opened but
nothing seemed wrong ? - and then the car has been sitting Without
engine/trans since.

Christian









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