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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:22 pm

Just taken Gearbox apart. Input shaft out , Main shaft out and Layshaft out.
I looked in the bottom of the Gearbox and found a small Pin/Roller 3.5 mm dia and 10.8 mm long.
Can someone tell me where it belongs.
This is my first adventure into a semi-close ratio 2000E Gearbox.
I'm a Gearbox Virgin please help
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:47 pm

I've reread Rohan's write-up on 2000E Gearbox and the Pin i found is the small Interloc one
Thanks Rohan
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:46 pm

The Pin is the one that goes through the middle selector rail. When i removed the selector rail i had to turn it through 90° pullback and i didn't see it fall out.
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PostPost by: SENC » Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:35 pm

You got it!
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PostPost by: TBG » Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:40 pm

Some clumsy french mechanic has bust the knob on my pull out light switch. I can mend it but how do you get it off the rod? Very simple clear instructions needed as, as Tim will confirm, I am very old!! D
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:23 pm

TBG,
there is a little spring loaded pin you need to push in carefully. Then it will come off if your not too clumsy lol.
You can get a new one from rimmer bros "triumph herald".
I bought one for my Sprint. The icon is a little different but only an anorak will notice.
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:53 am

Thanks so much Alan - todays job then! D
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:05 pm

[quote="TBG"]Some clumsy french mechanic has bust the knob on my pull out light switch. I can mend it but how do you get it off the rod? Very simple clear instructions needed as, as Tim will confirm, I am very old!! D[/quote]

Not so old that you can't get into your Elan, though!

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PostPost by: ajwheels » Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:36 pm

trw99 wrote:Not so old that you can't get into your Elan, though!

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I've found it's the getting out to be the challenge..... :lol:
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PostPost by: wolfchen » Wed Nov 16, 2022 8:41 pm

put the top for the winter ,will drive it till the salt fits the roads
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PostPost by: reb53 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:58 am

Today picked up the now metal sprayed stub axle. NZ$220. Interestingly my records show the same company did the other side in 1986, for NZ$50...!

Whilst waiting I fitted a new hood, and hood cover.
If I was charging I'd charge 3 times as much for fitting the cover.

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PostPost by: reb53 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:53 am

Stub axle back into hub and new bearings into both rear hubs.
Diff back in, everything reconnected followed by a successful test drive.
Hopefully a trouble free WOF, ( MOT ), tomorrow morning.
And then ready for Summer !

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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:35 pm

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Took delivery.
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PostPost by: berni29 » Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:29 pm

Hi

Congratulations. Looks like a really fun car.

You took a delivery, and I delivered a chassis out from under my recently purchased "for total restoration" plus 2s.

All the best

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PostPost by: Mileso » Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:49 pm

Took my door apart to start the replacement of window lift wire! Oh what joy. Wasn't too bad but not looking forward to getting the lock rods back in place..
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