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Gearbox cover help


Hello,

can anyone confirm if the gearbox cover is from a TR3?

If so, does it use the same gaiters for the gear lever and handbrake? Mine never had either, hence the question.

 

All the best, Gary



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Judging by the illustrations and pictures I've seen of TR3 gearbox covers, I don't think so.

When you say 'mine never had either' I assume you mean both gaiters?

I'm not certain about the gearstick one but, from the remaining fragments of carpet left in my car, I think the handbrake gaiter was stitched into the carpet.

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Thanks Mike.

Correct, I only have the cover, nothing else. II'll have to see what I can make up or make fit.

 



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Hi Guys,

This is what I made for the handbrake gaiter, ( and you can just see at the top the same for the gear shift gaiter) I molded a face/flange in GRP and then made a "gasket" in plastic and self-tappered it on...and then made the gaiter out of a wellington boot, an old inner tube and super glue, it works well!

 

 

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also notice the speedo cable drive is in a large grommet (ford fiesta floor bung I seem to remember) and also filled with silicon mastic for good measure.

 

 

add cable tie around the the handbrake lever where it comes out of the bespoke gaiter and its almost "gas tight"

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The "scrapyard gearshift gaiter" is hidden under the "Witches hat" that they seem to have liked in the fifties...bit ugly but hey, that's a straight copy of an original...and is also "gas tight"

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thought I might as well add my present problems to this thread in stead of starting a new one.

I have been out in the Peerli a few times last week and the overdrive has just stopped working. no warning, just doesn't engage.

Check solenoid/adjustment/etc and all seems to travel ok.

Have taken out the pressure valve/spring/ball and long rod. cleaned (as were dirty) and really thought I had it in the bag....nope!

Took the solenoid off and moved manually for more throw...but no, nada, zilch

Have dropped the big brass nut and cleaned the filter. re-assembled and topped up...nope, nada, nout

 

any other bright ideas or do I live with it until I rip the engine out sometime BEFORE Le Mans Classic!

 



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I take it you've also checked the oil level??

My usual cure for that problem on my 5a was to top up the gearbox oil.

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yea it was about 100ml short, done that and then dropped the big nut that let out about 1ltr. I admit I have to top it up and try it again in the morning but I'm not holding my breath!

 



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Hmmm. 100ml shouldn't be enough to drop the pressure to such an extent that the overdrive wouldn't work but I suspect 1ltr probably is. On my 5a it took a loss of around 0.5 -0.75ltr to loose overdrive functionality. Something that happened about twice a year due to leaky seals.

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well I can let that breath out now!

i didn't have a drop left to top it up with and so ordered a gallon last night and picked it up at 8.30 this morning, great local service, who needs tinternetty wink

 

Anyway, I talked it over with my nutter of a neighbour (drag racer) and decided to drop all the oil and refresh with new......It works!

Looking at my notes it was changed 6000ish miles ago but it did look a bit dark/cloudy/particles so god job done and its very smooth now biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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6000 miles???

You really must stop using that recycled chip shop stuff, Nigel biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Good work, glad it proved to be so simple.

I've had the same problem with various Triumphs over the years, and was always dropped oil levels.

 



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yea strange as I have run really low a couple of times and its still worked ok. Hay hoo, at least I haven't had to take it out biggrin

I also took on a tip from the TR guys on their forum and used the thumb from a yellow marigold glove as a gaiter to go over the plunger as I had discarded mine when I fitted a new solenoid as it was to thick and restricted the return actuation of the solenoid plunger.

I drew round the fixing plate of the solenoid, cut the shape out of a piece of 3mm thick acrylic, drilled the holes etc, super glued the thumb on and cut a small hole in the tip and fed the plunger through...works a treat...or should I say teat!

 

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