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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - baulky gearbox
|Hi chaps |
Was running my midget the other weekend. Relatively new gearbox. Feels great almost all the time. However if I go on the motorway after 10-15 nibs crushing at 70 kph in 4th when I come off the motorway the gearbox is baulky for the next 1 or 2 changes.
|If your gearbox has correct spec oil to correct level I'd wonder about the clutch thrust bearing.|
Many peeps here know more about this than me, so I expect you'll get better advice soon :-)
|'crushing your nibs at 70 kph' sounds interesting - is it more dangerous than using a mobile phone?|
When I had my first Midget - many years ago - it was my daily driver. I used to commute up and down the M6 every day. When I came off the motorway, the gearshift felt very notchy.
I don't know why. Maybe heat and tired oil.
Never had the problem when racing.
|Dave O'Neill 2|
|Crushing nibs at 70 kph... |
You have to pay good money over here to have a "Specialized Woman" perform that type of service.
|Prop and the Blackhole Midget|
|A related question, anyone heard of, or tried the following people for rear axle or gearbox rebuilds? |
This was a new name for me, had heard of Hardy Engineering and Heathrow Transmissions for Spridget work.
|Nope, never heard of them. It's a Ringwood (New Forest) phone number; I have a rule NEVER to deal with anyone that can't / won't / doesn't put their full address and some background info on a Contact us or About us page, unless it's via a personal recommendation.|
|They do sound quite convincing, but I'm not sure about welding in the retaining pin for the planet gear shaft in the diff!|
|Dave O'Neill 2|
I think the lack of an address would put me off as well. The whois result for the domain gives
12 Freshwater Road
which looks like a nice affluent residential street from the google view.
Searching for the company name only turned up their website, nothing else by the look of it.
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