Don't normally contribute much, but felt compelled to respond to this one. I
bought a Rimmers transmission for my '80 spitfire about 5 years and 4-5k miles
ago (restored the car in the meantime). Most of these miles were highway
miles, with a trip to Pennsylvania and a trip to Dallas Texas (I live in
Kansas), plus 2 autocrosses and a couple of funkanas, so it hasn't seen a whole
lot of abuse. Two weeks ago, it came apart. Haven't pulled it out yet to see
exactly what failed, but it makes horrible noises and wont go in all gears
This brings up the question: Why are the rebuilt units from Rimmers so cheap?
Are they cutting corners, or do they just have good, fast people rebuilding
these things? With my experience from 2 weeks ago, I'm leaning toward the
cutting corners theory.
'65, '80 Spitfires
Ken C wrote:
> Which brings up a question from a newbie... The prices from Rimmers (after
> coversion) seem to be somewhat cheaper than found at places in the US.
> However, if you add the shipping, let's say to someplace like California,
> are the prices still cheaper ?? I need to get a complete interior for my
> newly pruchased '72 Spitfire just for starters !!
> TIA, Ken C
> > With the price "Rimmer Bros." has on rebuilt trannys no shop in the
> country can
> > rebuild one for you, I bet a shops labor bill is more than a trans. from
> > alone, buy a new rebuilt from then have some club members give a hand, if
> you do not
> > belong to a T/R club then this is another example of why should, they are
> > and very helpfull, labour rate is usually a case of cool refreshments. A
> big part of
> > owning one of these cars is the grease under the nails.
> > > At 06:48 AM 5/27/99 -0600, you wrote: