Bill is correct, the smoothcase boxes can be rebuilt. It doesn't however
change the fact that, at least around here, they have little market value
even in good nick.
From: William M. Schickling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Greg MAHNEY <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: No synchro in second
>I have a smoothcase transmission that I had rebuilt from a rusted piece of
>junk by a firm in CT call Quantum Mechanics. The price a year and a half
>was $ 475.00 if everything had to be rebuilt or he would exchange yours for
>one of his already rebuilts for the same price. Mine came back as new all
>painted and ready for install and refill with oil. The turn around was only
>a couple of weeks. He also does ribcase trannies. The exchange is for like
>Now for your transmission. Do you have to double clutch from first to
>and third to second or only on the downshift ? Because I have to double
>clutch on the down shift from third to second even on my fresh
>First is useless unless the car is at a complete stop.
>I know there is a lot of talk on this list of the ribcase being better and
>speed conversions being great. To each his own. They are your cars make
>enjoyable for you. I would just like to put in a plug for my 948 and
>smoothcase transmission. Top speed is only 80 mph with the 4.22 rearend.
>it's still a major blast. I own two 948 cars both with their original
>It's a legend that these transmissions can't be rebuilt. Quantum Mechanics
>is doing it. Maybe not forever, but they are still doing them. I picked up
>spare smoothcase and am gonig to have it rebuilt for an insurance policy.
>you enjoy your car's performance, get your original rebuilt.
>AN5L47650 (Does HS2 carbs on a Bugeye qualify it as one of the "Bad Boys")
>From: Greg MAHNEY <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>Date: Monday, June 08, 1998 9:18 PM
>Subject: No synchro in second
>>Some of you may recall that I've never been able to accurately identify
>>smoothcase, MOWOG stamped, transmission in my Mk2 Sprite. Here's a
>>question that I've had since I got the car, but never got around to
>>The car doesn't have any synchro in first OR SECOND. Apart from that it
>>works fine (a little noisey). Is it possible that the synchro in second
>>has just stopped working, and the rest of the tranny is OK? Or if the
>>synchro pooped itself, would that mean I'd have other troubles as well?
>>As funds become available I'll replace it with a ribcase (or is it
>>ribcage?, or ribcage case?), but for now I'm wondering if I can carry on