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  1. #1
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    Getrag gearbox fit

    My chassis is a 1999 item and at the moment I have a Chevy 350, Saginaw 4 speed set up. I intend to replace this with a Getrag. Do I need to make any modifications to the chassis or add any brackets or supports to it?

    Cheers,

    David.
    Life is driving the Cobra. The rest of the time is just waiting.

  2. #2
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    You'll be needing an adapter kit to mate the getrag to the chevy bellhousing.
    I've got a Chevy 350 mated to a getrag I my AK.

  3. #3
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    I have also fitted a Getrag to a Chevy with the AK adaptor kit, on my Sumo I had to extend the gear stick / selector by 150mm otherwise the gear stick came out of the tunnel to close to the dash board. I also had to bash a notch in one of the chassey rails and the passener fot wll to clear the manual clutch fork. I also needed to tilt the engine a couple of degrees nose down for the same reason. I ditched the Jaguar brackets and went with the one Pilgrim supply I then packed it with washers to get the angle I needed to achieve. You will need to watch bonnet cearace and manual fuel pump (if you have one) if you tip the engine forward.

  4. #4
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    I have made enquiries to AK already regarding adaptor plates as well as sourcing a clutch and what hydraulic slave cylinder set up to use.
    I have the XJS prop shaft as well to have modified and shortened. Where would I get this sorted? AK or are there specialist company's that do this?
    Life is driving the Cobra. The rest of the time is just waiting.

  5. #5
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    Bailey Morris are who I used when building my AK.

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    Dave Mac Props did mine and it was under £100, admittedly it was back in 2011

    Paul
    AK, on the road Oct 2012

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    I’ve got a SBC on a Tremec T5 going to XJ6/XJ40 diff Bailey Morris will email the drawings for you to fill in the measurements about £300.
    Mark
    mark chambers
    Dax de Dion 350 Chevy

  8. #8
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    US Internal slave cylinder

    Hi Guys sorry if I'm coming in late on this or preaching to the converted, but with my SBC & Getrag installation, I struggled with the prospect of my slave cylinder protruding into the passenger footwell and so I bought one of these :-

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Speedway-Mo...72.m2749.l2649

    and I am really pleased with the way it fitted - photos of it fitted around my Getrag input shaft should be attached if it works. It cost me $150 US and was delivered in 10 days, a really easy to fit well designed piece of kit. Of course, if the damned thing fails I'll have to split the gearbox from the engine, but I would if the clutch fails which is more likely with a Cobra!

  9. #9
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    Hi Gary. That's a good shout and I have considered one of those. Real Steel sell similar items.
    I'll call Jon Freeman at AK and get his take on the Real Steel ones as he has been incredibly helpful to me thus far regarding the Getrag fit and adaptor plate, irrespective of what car I have. Top bloke!

    Did the one you buy need modifying at all? The standard release bearing needs a sleeve adding to it I believe to make it fit/work properly....?!
    Life is driving the Cobra. The rest of the time is just waiting.

  10. #10
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    Hi
    No sleeve required, they have a variety of sizes to fit the OD of your gearbox input shaft, It comes with a heap of conical shims that you slip on to present the face of the thrust bearing just onto the fingers of the clutch springs. Just a bit of careful measuring and it slips on. Maybe I was lucky, but it was an absolute doddle to fit.

    I got the apprentices where I worked to make my transition plate, they machined it from solid aluminium - beautiful job it was. Sadly I no longer work there, but I THINK I still have the CAD drawings if anyone is interested I'll dig them out and post.

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