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by philipmasonfrance
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

Brilliant, Geraint! So 40cms minimum to clear. Shouldn't be a problem with a combination of ramps and axle stands, we can probably get a good 20", maybe more. Using my other Christmas present, a body trolley (can't remember the proper name), son James should have NO problem! I shall stand by to pass...
by philipmasonfrance
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

Does Geraint, or anyone, have the overall height of the bell housing? I'd hate to drop the box - and find I haven't got the car high enough to give clearance!
by philipmasonfrance
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

Whilst in there, change the core plugs under the backplate. Ideally do the lot and my preference would then be engine and gearbox out as a unit. Far, far easier to realign the clutch with engine, than in the car. You can do all the core plugs and check the bottom end bearings then too. But my wife ...
by philipmasonfrance
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

That's excellent! Many thanks, Geraint. I haven't started yet (too much to do on the house at the moment), but I like to give any project plenty of thought before tackling it. I can now see that the clutch comes off with the gearbox; hence the need to detach the slave cylinder and starter motor. I h...
by philipmasonfrance
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

For Christmas I was given a gearbox jack! So I'm going to try dropping the gearbox out. Obviously remove bearer, disconnect prop-shaft, overdrive/reversing light connectors, speedo cable, then bolts from the bell-housing (I assume). Unless there is a better way? How many bolts to split from the engi...
by philipmasonfrance
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: BADGES and aligning doors for my SE6B
Replies: 7
Views: 543

BADGES and aligning doors for my SE6B

My GTC has exactly the same problem. A good mate of mine who has specialized in glass-fibre work - sorry, the word now is composite - all his working life, says he can make the door fit, but will need to cut it apart first. Gulp! I trust him implicitly, but does the door offend me that much? After n...
by philipmasonfrance
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SE6b numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 1425

SE6b numbers

Were there only 437 SE6b built??? That would make it rarer than the GTC, n'est-ce pas?

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by philipmasonfrance
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Type 9 into a Gtc
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Type 9 into a Gtc

scimjim wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:17 pm
Lever position is another issue, it will be too far rearward as standard.
Correct! I'd forgotten all about that. I just remember the slick operation of the Type 9. But it was just a bit too far back for total comfort.
by philipmasonfrance
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Type 9 into a Gtc
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Type 9 into a Gtc

Where's Jim? I had a Type 9 box fitted to my GTC at the time - Olympic Blue VTO 68Y. It was fitted by Dave .... over at Silverstone. Cable clutch? I don't think so as I seem to remember there was a small issue with it which needed a bit of sorting and my (vague) memory - we are talking about approx....
by philipmasonfrance
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine - autobox problem
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Engine - autobox problem

Thanks for these initial comments. I'm sure Xavier will be delighted that it's probably going to be necessary to drop the box too! Any further suggestions very welcome!
by philipmasonfrance
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine - autobox problem
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Engine - autobox problem

We have a French owner with a gearbox/engine problem. Sorry, if some of this explanation is a bit awry, but I personally have no experience of auto boxes. He has bought an Essex engine and is having a problem mating it to his Ford C3 auto box. When he removed the dead Essex he took it out with the t...
by philipmasonfrance
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: SouthoFrance Sortie 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

SouthoFrance Sortie 2019

I particularly liked the translation of veterans (cars) as "former soldiers" (anciens combattants!).
by philipmasonfrance
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: SouthoFrance Sortie 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

SouthoFrance Sortie 2019

Hi, all. It looks like the Annecy suggestion is gathering momentum! Vincent, I personally wouldn't worry TOO much about finding a place to visit. The format for many years has been some sort of museum and then a vineyard, but I'm sure most of us won't mind if there's a change next year - quite the c...
by philipmasonfrance
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: SouthoFrance Sortie 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

SouthoFrance Sortie 2019

Hi, Sorry for the short notice, is it possible to join you at the hotel Sunday morning before the departure? Hi, Zeb. Shouldn't be a problem - quite the contrary. You'll be able to discuss TVR's with Fred and James if you get fed up with Scimitar chat! I would think we'll be aiming to leave the hot...
by philipmasonfrance
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

How did you get on, Alan? I was searching the forum, found your question and thought "Brilliant - that's just what I need to know" Sorry, lads, but the replies weren't really that helpful - apart from confirming the bit about removing the cross-member. So, first question - is the gearbox easy to sep...

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