[Zmagnette] 4 synchro MGB trans in ZB

Kelvin Dodd doddk at mossmotors.com
Tue Nov 26 09:23:30 MST 2013


Echoing what Allen stated. The 4 synch box was only brought over in the MGB with remote control fitted. I've not run across a direct shifter assembly, although something could be fabricated with enough time and energy input.
To get a synchro first gear, I wouldn't think it was worth the effort. The late B box is not a good fit into the Magnette, requiring new mounts and tunnel surgery.

Fitting a four synchro with overdrive makes some sense, but that requires more surgery. I cut the tunnel in my Magnette to fit a 4 synch OD, but was unhappy with the amount of damage. I repaired the damage and went with a 5 speed. Much happier.


From: zmagnette-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:zmagnette-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of charles durning
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:59 PM
To: List for the Z Magnette Group - North America
Subject: [Zmagnette] 4 synchro MGB trans in ZB

I picked up a '69 MGB engine with the intension fo installing it into my ZB Magnette.  The seller threw in the 4 synchro trans also.  I do have the 3.90 rearend so I'm satisfied with the crusing speed, for now.

My question is; has anyone put a 4 synchro trans in a ZB?  It looks like the MGB remote shifter will locate the shift lever too far back to be usable.  Is there a shifter tower that will bolt on in place of the remote shifter?

Charlie Durning

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