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Moss Car Man
July 12, 2017, 7:43am Report to Moderator

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Hi all,

Any thoughts on the best place to send a 13/60 gearbox for reconditioning?

I did find a place called Klassik Transmissions on the internet & they seemed ok when I rang, but any recommendations welcome.

Cheers,
Andy.



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JohnD
July 12, 2017, 8:21am Report to Moderator


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Mike Papworth.
Solo trader, small workshop, expert with enormous knowledge og Triumph boxes, diffs and all gears.
mike.papworth1@btopenworld.com or 07768 775170 (from his small ad in Courier)

John


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Jonny-Jimbo
July 13, 2017, 8:38am Report to Moderator

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If you do that sort of thing he's also on Facebook too if you search for Mike Papworth Triumph.


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Davemate
July 13, 2017, 9:40am Report to Moderator


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Just to add more weight
Mike Papworth,he done mine  


Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
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Moss Car Man
July 13, 2017, 5:43pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks all,
I have emailed Mike Papworth............


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Moss Car Man
July 14, 2017, 1:34pm Report to Moderator

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Swift reply from Mike Papworth....unfortunately he is very busy & booked up just now; & can also only offer a dearer, 4-synchro, upgrade currently.
Too much for my budget so i'll give Klassik Transmissions the job & report back on how it goes!


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Spitfire6
July 14, 2017, 2:38pm Report to Moderator


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Hi,
Mike Papworth did my TR box thru a third party.
Check what he actually replaces, what he replaces, what he guarantees & for how long.

The other options are expensive and could be from same supplier. I will not be using M.P. in the future.
When the noise in neutral and first increases from the rumble that has been present for the last two years, I will decide what to do. Maybe six speed!  .

Cheers,
Iain.





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GT6 M
July 14, 2017, 6:18pm Report to Moderator

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why not try it yer self
plenty on eer that have done it with v v little knowledge
folk on here will elp oot if stuck

Word of cautionee, ye can get 20 syncros, and maybe lucky t,get a set that actually grip
OE type are best,
BUTT, if yer actual gear cone is worn doon, then its near an impossarble

they are quite east t,wuk on, try it

M


One does not have to know how a thing works, to know that it is not working right

Ye div,nt efta no ooa thing wuks, t,no its nut wuk,n reet.







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DaveKent
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cts in markyate did a great job on my spitfire box


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Rallyspit
July 15, 2017, 5:37pm Report to Moderator
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I've got a spare 3 syncro box from a Mk3 spit available which came as a job lot with a very rotten car, but all the mechanicals had been overhauled by an engineer. It's still bubble wrapped and available from Rotherham area. No guarantees (as I've never used it) but it looks and feels ok. PM me if you want it.
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Pete Lewis
July 15, 2017, 6:39pm Report to Moderator

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Or get exchange unit from td fitchets  at £385  

I rebuild a good few area cars boxes, in herts and beds
,, whats wrong  with your 13/60  unit
pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
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Moss Car Man
July 15, 2017, 7:40pm Report to Moderator

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Rallyspit...PM sent.  

Pete L - that Fitchets price is out of my budget I'm afraid!  

My gearbox seems very rattly...I get a constant rattle whilst driving but very noticeable when I come off the throttle whilst in gear.
Sounds rather as if the handbrake cable is rattling on the propshaft but I've the had car up on a lift & no rattles anywhere!
The gear change is very sloppy & the "gate" seems very loose.

I have a spare untested Spitfire 1300 gearbox which I was thinking to send off for a recon........


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Mark Hammond
July 15, 2017, 9:58pm Report to Moderator

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Probably just needs the remote control shifter rebushing.  1 hour and a £15 kit'll see that sorted.

Mark


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
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Casper
July 16, 2017, 8:25am Report to Moderator


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Probably just needs the remote control shifter rebushing.


Agreed.  Try that first.

C.


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Pete Lewis
July 16, 2017, 8:27am Report to Moderator

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where abouts are you

a tootle up to luton and we can soon advise or fix most , easy you work i advise    simpulze

even free tea

Pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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