Hello everyone, thanks for stopping bye
Well im going to need all the help i can get. Recently purchased a 1967 (i think) Austin traveler ( or countryman, i dont know), and are planning on installing a 1275 out of a austin 1300, so that should be good. Brought the car with little to no rust, so body's in good shape.
Progress so far
- getting the engine reconditioned- head at the moment being cleaned up. Block most likely going to need a re-bore
-acquiring parts such as radiators, alternators etc
- converting 8.4" brakes to 7.5 cooper setup
im planning on getting a paint job (last on the list) and some rose petal mags.
Now i have quite a few questions in which i would love some help with.
Q. whats a good final drive for a 1275 10inch wheel van. im thinking 3.44, but ol haynes says differently.
Q. currently i think the FD on the gearbox (from a mini) on the 1275 is 3.9 or something. can diffs just be interchanged (i also have a 3.44 diff), or how do you change the final drive. ive looked everywhere for this answer, but can seem to find it.
Q. So I'm a bit confused about the drop gears. I currently have a a+ idler gear, do i simply need to get a a+ 1275 primary gear, or are there different teeth counts etc. (from what i gather, there aren't many differences between these gears just a & a+ versions)
So thats it for now. if you have any info, please share. Ill keep everyone updated, so make sure to follow the thread to see what happens. There will be more questions in the future for sure haha