Bummer, man. Just a thought -- are you sure it isn't the clutch losing
pressure? That can make it tough to shift gears. Probably not, though...
Mike O'Connor probably still has my old 3-synchro tranny sitting around
his shop in Santa Clara. At least he didn't seem to think there was much
demand for it when he took it off my hands. It was for a 5-main, though
(1966)... but can it be converted? Anyway, it worked fine in all gears,
just was getting a little noisy. I only replaced it because a 4-synchro
OD transmission appeared when I was in there buying parts for a clutch
job, and the engine/tranny was already out.
Chris Attias had this to say:
>I guess I was tempting the LBC gods when I started thinking about the
>Palo Alto British meet...On the way home last night, my early non-OD
>3-synchro tranny decided to pack up. I got it home, but third gear
>wouldn't go/stay in, and fourth was a "garunch" to get into.
>I'm now contemplating options. It doesn't look like a 4-synchro is
>an option without an engine change (3-main with small spiggot). The
>only readily available replacement tranny I have seen is a rebuilt
>from Victoria British. Anyone out there have any experience with
>I'm hoping to get this back together before too long, since I have
>been using my B as a daily driver. My wife is happy to carpool for a
>Has anyone out there heard of good sources for rebuilt or used
>3-synchro/small input shaft transmissions?
>Desperate in California
>A file that big?
>It might be very useful.
>But now it is gone.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.