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Location: ON, Canada
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Moron gearbox rebuild

pun intended. As some may remeber, I elected to take on rebuilding my own gearbox(es). I have some pics posted here and would really appreciate any comments on teh condition of the synchros and dog teeth as shown.

I was also wondering....

1) Does the rear cover require the same careful shimming with the correct paper gaskets? Both of mine had the same gasket, and my ebay gasket set only had one rear cover gasket included.

2) My gasket set came with three thicknesses of int. plate/gear housing shims, coloured cream, yellow(ish) and brown. IIRC, these are /004, .006 and .009" respectively. Does it make sense that one box had no shims at all between the int plate and gearbox, while the other had three of the .005" shims? What does shimming accomplish?

3) Does changing the diff change the shimmign requirement?

4) I have a 914/6 box and a 914/4 box, both apart. Which gearing would be preferable for a mainly street driven 2056cc weber carbed, cammed four banger?

TIA, Dave
-- Dave
'73 914, 2056 GT/SC done!
'69 Lotus Europa S2 - under resto.
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