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Mitchell Cotts (MCT 75) gearbox possibly for sale

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:06 pm
by worzel
Hi

I bought a new one of these recently to fit into a "bitsa" special. I now think I might have another one quite shortly that I won't need.

This will be a brand new box NOT a reconditioned one. Normal retail price (check if you like to confirm) is ?1296 minimum up to ?1900 from some outlets.

Assuming I get it I'm offering it for ?650- secondhand ones usually go for ?300 upwards. This one is still in the box. Using parts available from Spyder you could convert to 5 speed using it. Will fit a std lotus chassis or an early "Stressed Skin" from Spyder or one of Spyder's redesigned chassis. 5th ratio is 0.76

Anybody likely to be interested please e-mail me or ring 0151 480 8400

John

Re: Mitchell Cotts (MCT 75) gearbox possibly for sale

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:55 am
by worzel
Hi

Apologies- I should clarify this with more info.

A MCT 75 box is in effect a standard Ford MT75 box but without the integral bellhousing. Mitchell Cotts' version is the MT75 without a bellhousing- I should strees that this is not simply cut off but is a brand new alloy casing for the gearset. The box is drilled to accept a Type 9/RS2000/Rocket to BDA bellhousing. They made this for a variety of applications- Caterham/Morgan amongst others.

Regards

John

Re: Mitchell Cotts (MCT 75) gearbox possibly for sale

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:04 pm
by gjz30075
John, what are the 1 through 4th ratios?

Greg Z

Re: Mitchell Cotts (MCT 75) gearbox possibly for sale

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:05 am
by worzel
Hi Greg

I've not managed to check this with the seller but if it's the same as the one I already have (probably) the ratios are-

3.61/2.08/1.36/1/0.76

Just a few points- if carrying out a 5 speed conversion the following parts are needed (the box is bare)-

gearlever cradle, gearlever, lever bellows, manual speedo drive gear (the plastic part as none fitted at present)- plus if using the original clutch release system rather than a co-axial one an input shaft bearing sleeve is needed and finally (although this might not actually be necessary) a new input shaft as the one on the box is for a Caterham and has been turned down accordingly which means the splines begin further back. The cradle/lever/boot are stocked by Spyder- they probably also stock the other bits but any Ford specialist can supply them.

Even with some of the above required this is still very cost-effective as, I repeat, this is a brand new box (currently priced at upwards of ?1296 to ?1984) rather than one of indeterminate history. If you want more info ring me on 0151 480 8400- I should have the box sometime next week.

Regards

John