As part of my 1275 - 1310 rebuild I need to tackle the Gearbox (Not touched it since I removed it from the engine)
It's from a 1275 Metro and although the Engine Number was all but obliterated and hard to read, I seem to recall that the Diff ratio was something like 3.44.
Anyway - I am off work today recovering from a minor op and thought I would put my downtime and do some research (not allowed in the garage).
I have spent the morning watching MED Engineering, Mini Mania and a couple of Home Made Videos on Gearbox Rebuilds, which for all intents and purposes, seems pretty straightforward. However, there there are not many videos on stripping down, which seems to be were the difficult areas are, especially when it comes to removing bearings and bearing races.
I have looked through the excellent guide from this forum here and removing bearings from the main gearbox seems straightforward and requires no special tools.
However what about the bearings in the Flywheel Housing, namely the First Motion Bearing and Idler Bearing and thier respective races.
in this video the guy talks about two different types of Flywheel Housings, one with a large First Motion Bearing and one with a small First Motion Bearing. May I assume that I can find the difference by looking at the MPN on the casing?
What is the best way to remove and replace these bearings and races?
I'm sure there will be a lot more questions as this thread progresses.