Type 9 into a Gtc

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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:49 pm

Will photo my SST lever and post pic`s.

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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:33 am

Re the earlier comments, GTC107 was definitely cable clutch - my archive contains a shot of the underbonnet which clearly shows the clutch cable, and the blanked-off location where the master cylinder would have been:

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I don't AFAIK have a photo of the interior, but I think the car did have a cranked gearstick similar to the SS1.


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Post by alan.wells » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:42 am

Hi Folks,
Just picked up on this one, thanks Mark, I fitted a MT75 gearbox to my GTC well over 20 years ago, it wasn't 4x4 but 2 wheel, the gear leaver needed slight modification, but worked fine, additional work, propshaft modification, 2.9 flywheel & clutch and cable clutch, I think that the 4x4 gearbox mentioned in the first paragraph of this thread, could very well be a 4x4 MT75 modified, please see link attached
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, should mension that the MT75 has a fixed bellhousing for 2.8 &2.9 engines


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Post by Scimfancier » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:14 am

The new box is a late type 9 with the round blanking plate below the input shaft which I believe holds a stronger bearing for the lay shaft.
thinking about the gear lever position, I’ve measured the whole thing from bell housing face to the very back of the tail housing and best I can make out bearing in mind the o/d is still in the car, is it’s an inch longer than the standard o/d set up, could taking out the transfer box have reduced the length of It explaining why some levers come through differently to others.

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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:53 am

4x4 gearboxes were available in both type 9 and MT75 - a 2WD V6 (Cologne) box is a rare thing in isolation (only available on a very small number of Scorpios in Europe) but can be made up from a combination of the back end of a 2WD and front end of the 4WD box - much the same way as has probably happened with the type 9 mentioned earlier

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Post by philipmasonfrance » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:34 pm

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.

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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:30 pm

The stick position and tail housing can be modified

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Post by Scimfancier » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:06 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:42 pm
3 bolt starter motor, mine was and is still in garage,(I really need to ebay that sometime) Dave Mac sorted a replacement cast one out for the conversion.
The alloy bell housing is a 3 bolt starter type, is it just a matter of getting a starter from a Sierra ? Or is it not that simple.

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