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RE: Uhaul Trailers

To: "'Paul Root'" <>
Subject: RE: Uhaul Trailers
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 15:42:01 -0800

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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