Cologne 2.8 auto box.

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Post by ozscim » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:25 am

Hi all
Quick question, will a C3 gearbox, from an Essex 3ltr, fit a Cologne 2.8 engine??
Thanks in advance, Neil.

Should have been more specific!! A friend of mine has purchased a Capri with a 2.8 Cologne, with a manual gearbox. He wants his wife to drive it, but she is only licensed to drive autos.
A C3 auto gearbox, from a 1979 SE6A, with all ancillaries, is available, over here in Aus, and the question is ,is it a straight swap??
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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:09 am

No, the bellhousings are different. Look for an early A4LD from a Mk3 Granada, but not an A4LDe or E.


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Post by scimjim » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:41 am

I’m not 100% sure but the manual overdrive has a longer input shaft too (6a to 6b), so the auto may be the same?


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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:57 am

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:41 am
I’m not 100% sure but the manual overdrive has a longer input shaft too (6a to 6b), so the auto may be the same?
Yes, the theory goes that you can convert an Essex box if you are brave enough with input shaft and bellhousing change. My attempt ended up in a pile of bits! Far better to go for the four speed box, but don't even think about an A4LDe or A4LDE because they are electronic control. A solenoid kickdown A4LD Mk2 can be incorporated without much fuss though, assuming you can't find a Mk1 with cable kickdown.


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Post by roymck » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:49 am

Are you thinking that auto box and bellhousing are going to fit then No it won’t fit . Was a 2.8 Granada sold in Aus if you could find one ? I think You are going to struggle what’s available in the UK like A4LD box may not be available in Australia.



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Post by erikscimitardemon » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:48 pm

I have a 2.8 type C3 autobox for sale.
But I am in the Netherlands, so shipping will be quitte expensive, or collecting :D


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Post by ozscim » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:05 am

Thanks guys for the replies, I will let him know that it's not a straight swap!!



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