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#1 NOT850

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:50 PM

Is it possible to change the output shafts in a remote gearbox to pot joints?   I have a good rod change gearbox but have the earlier remote change floor in my mini.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

anything can be done, why not just fit the rod box?



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

Pot joint, rubber coupling or hardy spicer output shafts can be fitted into any gearbox, it does require gearbox removal and diff strip to swap the shafts though.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:55 AM

That's not an issue as both motor and gearbox are currently sitting on my workshop floor and I'm changing the difference gearing to 3.1. I have rod and remote type gearboxes and was looking at which is easier to install in the vehicle and I'm not sure how hard it is to run a rod change shift linkage under the remote floor.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:17 AM

I have put a rod change box into a round tunnel car, I had to modify the shift assembly mounting bracket to fit the round tunnel, it wasn't pretty.
Personally I'd swap the output shafts you want to use into the remote box.
The remote box also has the advantage of securely mounting the engine, no additional lower engine steadies required that constantly break.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

As the other guys have said, it is possible to swap the diff outputs to what ever you need.

 

However, you can fit the rod shift box in to your car with the earlier floor. All Aust made minis from start to finish in 1978 had what is essentially a MKI floor pan and this included when we went over to the rod shift boxes in 1973.

 

The shifter did use a different bracket to those fitted in UK builds, there's nothing to it.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:47 AM

Moke Spider, the bracket that comes with the rod change shifter housing will fit uner the Mini K floor without any issues then? 



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:56 AM

Moke Spider, the bracket that comes with the rod change shifter housing will fit uner the Mini K floor without any issues then? 

i guess it does not look like No6 as that is the UK Mini version. the UK Metro one is different. MokeS did put up a link to the Aus one and it is different to both.

http://www.minispare...m.aspx?2~14~128



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:56 AM

Moke Spider, the bracket that comes with the rod change shifter housing will fit uner the Mini K floor without any issues then? 

 

With an Aussie Rod Shift Bracket - yes. These are different to those fitted in the UK cars.

 

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:15 AM

That bracket does look like the one I have. Albeit a lot cleaner than mine.




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