I was fortunate to buy a tranny out of Hemmings "guaranteed" for $275
plus S&H, I also have extra trannys but am afraid to open them up
without proper guidance,Does anyone know of a great book for going thru
and rebuilding the A Series tranny? TIA Brad
Ric Bergstrom wrote:
> I think my car is telling me something.
> The sage of the tranny swap continues.
> Clutch is bled and works fine now. It is the gearbox that is now
> crap. (actually I think the clutch trouble was the synchros in the
> gearbox going bye bye!)
> Worked fine for about a half and hour. Then I get a horrible sound.
> Like someone put a bunch of valves springs and a cat(obligatory
> cruelty to animals content) in the dryer.
> No power to the rear wheels.
> I had hammered it hard once or twice so I'm thinking that I've
> finally broken a rear axle. Up on the stands and opposite wheel
> spins. I pull axles anyways. Fine.
> Differential runs free and no strange noise when turned by hand.
> Here is what it does.
> Start the car. No noise, clutch in or out.
> CLutch in and put it in first. Can't with out grinding.
> Put it in second, GRIND GRIND.
> Let out the clutch (it is up on stands with no rear wheels on it)
> Louder grind. Rear axles spinning.
> Stand on the brakes. Axles stop. Motor keeps running. OUCH!
> HEAVY GRINDING!!!
> Looks like my used tranny picking is not so good. I think I blew it
> up in less than 5 miles.
> Good thing is I did it in front of my house and coasted to the
> I think the car is saying......get this used POS out of me and put
> in a rebuilt one with a new clutch, throwout bearing, and pilot
> bearing or next time I strand you.
> So what is the best way to rebuild a tranny? Who does a decent job?
> Would you trust a local tranny shop with a midget tranny.....or just
> dive in an do it yourself?
> I have 4 trannys. Two are VERY suspect at this time!
> SHould I trash the old ones...or are even toasted ones rebuildable?
> I think I'll roll the Midget outside and park the german motorcycle
> in the garage to teach it a lesson!
> By the way......I returned the engine hoist TODAY! DOH!
> 83 R80RT
> 73 MG Midget
> President, Central Virginia British Car Club
> Richmond VA