> I've just bought a 1979 Spitfire that's too rusted to
> restore, but has an overdrive gearbox that I'd like to
> install in my 1978 Spit. Does anyone have a list of all the
> things I'll need to take off the old car to make the swap?
>From memory, sort of. The gearbox itself, the driveshaft, the speedometer
>cable, the shift knob and the complete mounting stuff that extends backwards
>from the top of the box to hold the shifting mechanism, the vertical H-bracket
>that acts as the rear engine mount, and the horizontal plate that sits across
>the frame members at the back end of the tranny onto which sits the H-bracket.
> You'll need the wiring which feeds the solenoid and obviously the solenoid
>and lock-out switch, but those two items should be attached to the gearbox
>anyway. Of all these the horizontal frame plate that supports the rear engine
>mount is the one most likey to be ignored because one wouldn't guess that such
>a piece is different between OD and non-OD unless one has looked at it.
Jim Muller, been there, done that
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