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Triumph TR6 - Gearboxes - prices

Hi all,

I'm part way through a 74' TR6 rebuild and over the past 20 years managed to collect four spare gearboxes. One was destroyed with a lump hammer whilst trying to ... well i'm not getting into that, anyway that leaves three perfectly functioning gearboxes after the one I'm using on the car. Two have overdrive and one without. My question is what would you do with these? sell them as is, get them reconditioned and sell them, break them up for parts, sell the overdrives separately? I'm trying to raise funds for the body panels I need so would appreciate any advice on offer about the best and most lucrative way to part with these.

Very lo res cropped picture below..

Many thanks,
Chris.


cje williams

You need to send an overdrive to me, and I'll send you a new horn in return.
Brent B

sounds like a great deal, glad I put the question forward on this forum.
cje williams

cj, what years? I do not have OD and would like to. I'm restoring a 71. Will one of your fit with J OD?
db
Doug Baker

Doug wasn't the A type used up to '72?

Rob
rw loftus

Rob, not a clue. Rick, Don??
db
Doug Baker

A-type overdrives were used until the end of the 1972 year. 1973 to 1976 models used the J-type overdrive.
benji

Yep sorry Doug i'm pretty sure they are both J-type overdrives you need an A, I will check though, there is always the possibility that one of them is older.. I'll let you know tomorrow
cje williams

Chris

I would sell them as is complete units (Tranny and OD). You will have no problems selling the OD units. This will generate good cash with low risk.

The non OD unit will probably make its way to someone else who tries to take apart the tranny using a lump hammer ;-)

Couldn't resist- Sorry. But we learn from our trials.
Michael Petryschuk

CJE'S pictures show the solenoids horizontal. A-types are vertical making the trannys in the photo j-types. To verify what they are, count how many switches are on top of trannys. A-types have 3 of them, J-types have one.
benji

OK finally got the SLR over to the farm and shot some decent photos. I'm going to see what I can do via eBay, If anybody is after or knows of someone who is looking for a gearbox let me know!!

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/cjewilliams/TR6Gearbox?authkey=Gv1sRgCPaD2auh6OOGCQ&feat=directlink

Cheers,
Chris.
cje williams

Michael, the only reason that incident sticks in my mind is that my uncle (the guy who gave me the TR6) was over in about 1997 when he first dropped it off, we did a fairly major overhall including replacing the clutch. Seats, gearbox tunnel etc came out fine then the gearbox. new clutch was installed ok, getting the gearbox back in ... we tried for a whole afternoon, eventually figured it wasn't going in so maybe we could remove a spindle from one of the spare gearboxes my uncle had acquired over the years. circlips came out but the spindle wouldn't budge... it had been a loooong day and ... well.. my uncle has a bit of a temper. lump hammer came out and things got ugly... only problem is.. he gave me the car (it was his run around as a med student in Leeds during the 80's) he had just bought his first Porsche. His brand new 911 '993' was parked directly opposite the barn entrance where we were working on the TR.. greasy hands and lack of care... basically the hammer flew out of his hand and arced towards the 911... missed going through the windscreen by a couple of inches.. i've never seen him look so scared since :)
I've always been so careful since! :)
cje williams

Chris

I have been as angry as your uncle at times and have done similar damage. Unfortunately I am only a little more mellow now.

good luck with the tranny sale
Michael Petryschuk

They are J-types and yup, worth a few bucks.

Rick
Rick Crawford

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