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US owners: no Voights 5-speed for you

PostPost by: TBG » Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:53 pm

John - absolutely no problem at all. I have had to demonstrate this to several disbelievers uphill - forwards - backwards - slo mo and all went away amazed, especially when they experience the acceleration in second and third........WEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAA!!

PS - my engine happily pulls gently in top gear from 1200rpm - but to be fair in 30mph zones I sometimes have to use 3rd gear but this is not a hassle.

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:53 pm

Reading the different observations make me wonder whether it would not make sense to work with a car friendly transport firm. They do exist.

I have been very fortunate shipping components from the US with a specialised motorsports firm who solved some of the gremlins and with the US Postal folks for smaller, unbreakable items.

Transport is seemingly a problem in the UK as well - one of my UK suppliers waited for 6 weeks to get a parcel within from the London area to Suffolk through delivery problems alone.

Insurance is important as I have come across cases where transporters have dropped newly rebuilt engines doing thousands of Euros of damage - you would not think it possible to smash a MGB engine on a pallet, but some firms manage all the same.

I will speak to the motorsports transporter and see if it is possible to organise some sort of alternative with a container and sympathetic packaging. No promises!
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:39 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:
TBG wrote:Why not cut out all the hassle and expense and get a 3:1 CWP like what I done!! Still thrilled to bits with it - 5000rpm is 110mph - what's not to like? D

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Hill starts and slow moving traffic....

John ;-)

Not with a blotty big engine like he has! In traffic you just leave it in 1st and idle along, there are more problems in slow traffic than a high gear. In mine anyway!

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