The TR7 5 speed uses a pump to supply oil to the gears. Flat tow it and it
will completely destruct.
There is a lot of controversy about flat towing other transmissions, but in
the case of the Rover 5 speed there is no question.
The word on the lists is that the Rover box will handle anything up to 350HP
without breaking which makes it a pretty suitable box for the V8 conversion
if it is in good shape.
The Jaguar Saloon Lovers list just finished a discussion of the pros and
cons of the Rover vs Jag vs T5 vs Toyota Supra boxes for conversions. The
Rover box came out looking pretty good.
> I towed it home on a two wheeler but didn't take the drive shaft out.
> When I got it home and pulled the tranny, there was nothing
> left to fix
> on the inside. Gears and synchro's on 3-5 where gone.
> But ever since then, I've always wondered if that 5 speed
> could really
> handle the V8.
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