Lotus Elan

T5 5 speed (was Sierra)

PostPost by: "Erik V. Berg" » Fri Nov 17, 2000 3:24 am

Roger Sieling wrote:
I have wondered about the TR7-TR8 5 spd Getrag box

Philippe Demeyer replied:
The TR7-TR8 gearbox from the Rover SD1

Yes I agree Philippe, the (late) TR7 and TR8 gearbox was
also used on some of the later V8 powered Rovers.

If memory serves it is not a Getrag gearbox at all, but
rather a Borg-Warner T5. Could someone verify?

Anyway I've had a T5 sitting next to a stock type 26
frame. There is no way it'll fit. Not a prayer.

Regards,
Erik Berg
Los Angeles
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PostPost by: "Brian Scally" » Fri Nov 17, 2000 10:29 am

--- In ***@***.***, "Erik V. Berg" <[email protected]> wrote:
Philippe Demeyer replied:
> The TR7-TR8 gearbox from the Rover SD1

I still have an SD1 gear box in the garage.(with TUNED V8 attached)

(spare engine for the Locost)
I will make a assement of fit agains my old +2 chassie.

But I seem to remember it is quite bulky and was designed to take
400bhp for the SD1 turbo that never appeared.

The collecton is going to the tip this weekend as I have no more time
to do anything else with it.

Brian
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