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Elan Close Ratio Box Value ?

PostPost by: mazlot » Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:25 pm

Hi guys, I have an early Elan close ratio gearbox, in pieces, with some small bits missing ( not the important bits though ). Anyone have an idea of its value ??

Thanks in advance

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PostPost by: brian wilson » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:06 am

I have a totally rebuilt one available for $400.00 AUS
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:01 pm

I have two spare gearboxes, (one for sale) how can I tell if they're close ratio?
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PostPost by: bvt » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:07 pm

3 boxes....

std ratio
Close ratio
Ultra Close ratio

put in 1st gear....
mark point on input and out put shafts....
turn input shaft (clutch end)
count how many times you have to turn it before the output (propshaft end) turns once

Std Ration about 3.5 turns
Close Ratio about 3 turns
Ultra Close ratio about 2.5 turns

Value.. depends if buying or selling.
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