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#1 mm man

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Can any tell me how big a job is it to charge the synchro between first and second gear in a 1987 mg metro gearbox ?
Also where can I buy such a synchro ?
And finally is the mg one different than any 1275 a+ gearbox?
Thanks in advance for anyone's input

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

if it is because of a crunching gear then you will probably be able to cure this by replacing the baulk rings rather than the entire synchro, these are not particularly expensive but a set of bearings would also be wise as it will involve stripping the gearbox so may aswell replace these while your at it, rebuilding a gearbox is fairly involved but is easier than you would expect and can be done even by a fairly inexperienced DIY mechanic aslong as you take your time and follow a guide. This is a good guide by the gearbox guru Guess-works. http://www.theminifo...earbox-rebuild/ Also guess-works sells reconditioned gearboxes on his website if you do not want to try this yourself

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

I think John also still does his refurb, which differs in that he checks and changes the bits that are worn instead of all the "soft" parts it can be a big cost saving.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:50 PM


I think John also still does his refurb, which differs in that he checks and changes the bits that are worn instead of all the "soft" parts it can be a big cost saving.


Thanks for your reply but sorry who is John ? And how do I contact him ?

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:54 PM


if it is because of a crunching gear then you will probably be able to cure this by replacing the baulk rings rather than the entire synchro, these are not particularly expensive but a set of bearings would also be wise as it will involve stripping the gearbox so may aswell replace these while your at it, rebuilding a gearbox is fairly involved but is easier than you would expect and can be done even by a fairly inexperienced DIY mechanic aslong as you take your time and follow a guide. This is a good guide by the gearbox guru Guess-works. http://www.theminifo...earbox-rebuild/ Also guess-works sells reconditioned gearboxes on his website if you do not want to try this yourself


Thanks for your reply wow! He has gone to some time posting this looks very interesting .
Would,you know if he sells the parts I would need or just full recon units
Thanks again for your time

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

The gearbox guru Guess-works. http://www.theminifo...earbox-rebuild/ Also guess-works sells reconditioned gearboxes on his website if you do not want to try this yourself



This is John :-)

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

Thanks :shy:

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:02 PM

^^ "John " rebuilt the gearbox in Poppy. Cant speak highly enough of the guy. Top bloke, good price, job done!





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