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Alan Voights gearbox rebuild

PostPost by: TBG » Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:22 am

Hullo all. After over 200k miles my gearbox needs a refresh - or total rebuild. It started making nasty noises in France this summer and I am thinking of sending it to Alan Voights for the rebuild.

Do any of you have experience of his expertise? Also does anyone have any recommendations for gearbox rebuilds in the South West of England.

Thanks so much in advance! D
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:54 am

Hi D,
Alan Voigts and his son Mark have been in the gearbox repair business for many years.
Apart from running a side street garage they have developed their own 5 speed gearbox for the Elan and have been quietly producing them for a long time now. They don`t advertise because they could not cope with more work.
Mark gives lectures to car clubs about gearboxes (or did).
Some of the UK dealers who say they will overhaul your gearbox actually send it to Voigts and just charge a mark up.
They have rebuilt a differential for me which was done in a satisfactory time at a fair price.
After my experience I can recommend them for the job.
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PostPost by: EPA » Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:04 am

Hi
About 18 months ago I purchased a Lotus 5 speed to fit to my +2 and I took it to Voigts for a rebuild prior to installation. I am very happy with the rebuilt box and found the guys great to deal with.
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PostPost by: TBG » Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:13 am

Thank you both for that info - most reassuring. D
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:39 am

If you have a 4 speed box, I use Alan Henderson
https://ah-racing.co.uk/
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PostPost by: Foxie » Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:46 am

I fitted Alan Voigts 5-speed T9 to my Spyder chassised Plus 2 in 2004. This was the first Voigts 5-speed in a Spyder Plus 2 and there were quite a few mods involved, which Alan and Spyder later incorporated.

I have raced and hillclimbed for many years, and done annual week long+3000 mile tours all over Europe. I now have 169 hp. The gearbox has never given a problem.

Alan also rebuilt a Lotus 5-speed for me.

We have kept in contact over the years.

Highly recommended.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Sep 03, 2022 6:34 am

I like Alan, he's good, but Al (Promotor) is outstanding; he's rebuilt two close ratio boxes for me and several diffs.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:54 am

Thanks all. Mazzers - have you a link to Promotor? D
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:10 pm

Anybody have any contact details for Promotor? D
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Sat Sep 03, 2022 5:40 pm

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PostPost by: geni » Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:51 am

je lance l'appel !
si une connaissance possède ou aurait a la vente d'une boite de vitesse T9 je serais très intéressé d'en prendre note pour un achat
Merci a vous .

en anglais : :wink: :

I'll make the call!
if anyone knows has or should have a T9 gearbox for sale, I'd be very interested to hear about it for a purchase
Thanks to you .
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Sep 04, 2022 9:23 am

geni wrote:…if anyone knows has or should have a T9 gearbox for sale, I'd be very interested to hear about it for a purchase
Thanks to you .
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See https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284947171025 ... _Auction=1

This is the more robust version of the T9 as fitted to the Caterham. If opening the gearbox for a Voight’s conversion, it might be worth considering an alternative gear set from BGH with a longer 1st (they do a 2.6 and a 2.9 - this gearbox will be a 3.1).

I’d be happy to help with a pick up and getting it to Voight’s in Merseyside.
Malcolm

Il s'agit de la version la plus robuste du T9 équipant la Caterham. Si vous ouvrez la boîte de vitesses pour la conversion d'un Voight, il pourrait être intéressant d'envisager un ensemble d'engrenages alternatif de BGH avec un 1er plus long (ils font un 2.6 et un 2.9 - cette boîte de vitesses sera une 3.1).

Je serais heureux d'aider à ramasser et à l'amener à Voight's dans le Merseyside.
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:15 pm

I have an Alan Voigts five speed box in my S3 Elan since 2008. I'm very happy with it.

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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:12 pm

My gearbox on it's way to AV as we speak. Have chatted to him and he seems a very genuine chap. I have no need for a 5 speed as (to bore you once more!) I have the 3:1 CWP! Pip Pip. D
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PostPost by: geni » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:20 pm

oh !pourriez vous détailler cela!( j'ai le 3:1 CWP ! PIP Pip. ré) je doit traduire avec google traduct mais il ne m'aide pas avec ces abrévations Merci du partage
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oh! could you detail that!( I have the 3:1 CWP! PIP Pip. re) I have to translate with google traduct but it doesn't help me with these abbreviations Thanks for sharing
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