Andy Ramm wrote:
> I noticed in the Vicky Brit catalogue that their rebuild
> kit for 3-synchro MGB transmissions comes with the 2nd
> gear cluster. Why is that? Are 3-synchro 2nd gears
> normally a weak link? Anybody with experience on this?
To my knowledge its not the gear, but the original brass
baulk (synchro) ring that was considered 'a weak link' ...
in December '65 (18GB-U-H/31417, 18GB-U-L/29123,
18GB-RU-H/31003, 18GB-RU-L/25995) an 'improved' second gear
(22H230)and steel baulk ring (22H249)were introduced ...
my guess, the 'improvements' made to the gear were only
those required to accept the steel baulk ring. The baulk
rings/gears are not interchangeable ... IOW, the brass baulk
ring (11G3063) can't be utilized with the new gear and the
steel baulk ring can't be used with the old gear.
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'61 MGA 1600 MkII - w/ brass baulk rings