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Post by karosseriealex » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 am

Hello Folks,
i m Alexander from Germany near Frankfurt, and i m restoring a beauty, that stands for over 25 years in fathers garage, SABRA GT 4 No.4868.
Ford Consul Motor.
The transmisson is missing, ZF was going for an Elite many years ago, so i need a replacement.
Can anyone help me, heard that a Ford Sierra transmission can be fit?
Thankx hope for your help Alexander 004917696127584

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Post by erikscimitardemon » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:20 pm


The Sabre/Sabra gurus will be away this weekend for the Sabre Meeting. No doubt they will answer your questions soon.
Is your car known to the club registrar?

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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Welcome to the Club.
Here's a picture from the meeting this week-end, 9 cars in all. I think some have the original Ford (Type E?) 4-speed box fitted, but I'll bow to superior knowledge when the Sabre/Sabra Registrar gets back on the forum.
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Post by heathsabre » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:48 am

Hi Alexander

Several people with Sabras or Sabres have fitted the Ford Type 9 gearbox from the Sierra. It is a relatively easy job to do but does involve a machined adaptor plate or ring to go between the 'box and the original bellhousing, a hole to be cut at the top of the bellhousing to take the selector rod from the 'box and one or two other mods that I have forgotten about. Jacques Vandevelde in Belgium fitted a Type 9 to he Sabra a few years ago and would be happy to discuss the details with you. I have sent you a PM with his contact details.

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