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Need step by step procedure for gearbox removal

PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:15 pm

Yeaaaah! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:25 pm

And now, how do you remove the speedo thingie that stick out on the side of the gearbox.
The workshop manual does not help at all....
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:56 pm

I read: undo the knurl nut...
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:37 pm

Ok done! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:47 am

Where is that one located please?

"12. Detach wires to reverse switch; (don't need to remove reverse switch)(if awkward, you can disconnect wires when starting to lift out the engine later)"
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:17 am

top front of the gear box just behind the join to the bellhousing.

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:02 pm

On the carb side or on the exhaust side?

Thanks.

BIG DAY is tomorrow! we take the engine and gearbox out!

I am a bit stressed and excited cause I ve never done anything that BIG mechanically speaking! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:24 pm

It on the top a little on the right of centre I think on top of the reverse gear selector rail in the box. IN front of the top alloy cover and behind the join to the bell housing. Hard to see but if carbs and exhaust is off you can look down behind the engine and see it.

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PostPost by: PeterK » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:39 pm

On all the ones that I have seen (but read sometimes as it's a Lotus, and things do vary), the reverse switch has wires soldered to it. These wires then have bullet connectors in the wire about 6 - 12inches (15-30cms) away from the switch.

If you can't find it, don't worry. Start lifting the engine out, and then when the engine / gearbox joint is coming level with the engine mounts, you will be able to see the wires and disconnect. Just go slowly until you have seen and disconnected the switch.

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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:01 pm

A mechanic i paid for the day came to my place and help me.
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:03 pm

Looking good...
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:05 pm

Engine out!
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:09 pm

Clutch was as dead as its possible to be dead for clutch!

Worn out completely, bearing in pieces! Fork damaged! :shock:
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:12 pm

Engine compressions are kind of low and uneven. I cleaned it put it on stand and ready for a refresh...
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Gearbox is out ready for a good cleaning
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