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WTD: Series 2a/3 gearbox to ford v6 adapter plate

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I have a series 1 to ford v6 conversion.

After 29 years of happily playing together the gearbox has given up the ghost.

Having bought a series 2a gearbox it appears the adapter plate is different.

Anybody have one knocking about the garage?

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What engine was the S1 before the conversion, and what's different about the new gearbox? The six cylinder IOE engine has a different bellhousing, so it's possible the early IOE four pots were the same. 

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I have one of those adapters. I don't need it any more as went a different way to mount the engine to gearbox.

I can make a picture of the adapter tomorrow so you can see if it is the right one for you.

 

Pictures are of my Ford bellhousing to LT77/R380 adapter.

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I thought the box on the series 1 was mostly the same, bell housing may be different, though. 

Mind you, it's been a while since I did a series 1 box, and it was a late series one at that.

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Is this what you are looking for ?

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Overall view, gearbox side.  Was taken out of a Series III.

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There’s a photo of an IOE flywheel housing on my 6 cylinder thread if it’s of any help. I’m led to believe they are all the same bolt pattern for the bell housing.

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Thanks for the replies.

When the gearbox and diff ground to a halt my mechanic asked me to source a 2a or 3 'box instead of the supposedly weaker series 1 'box. ( we've owned it 29 years with the v6 in it, can't be that bad) . Once it arrived, it transpires that the id is marginally different and the holes are in a different place. I am informed by people who know a lot more about these things than I do that you can't just swap the bellhousing from a 1 to a 2a because bearing sizes are different.

My options are to find an adapter plate ( possibly like the one that AV8R has posted , thanks ) and fit the 2a 'box or even a series 3 box

Sell the 2a 'box which hasn't even made it off the pallet it arrived on! and have the series 1 rebuilt. But even that is proving difficult with parts scarce .

Any recommendations on where to go, who to use and what to do greatly received.

 

Charlie

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Hi Charlie...

I have a 2a to Ford 3ltr V6 adapter plate for sale.

I removed it from my 2a when I

fitted an Automatic transmission. 

Barry

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Come to think of it, mine is for the Cologne type engine i.e. 2,3 or 2,6 or 2,8 Litre. The ones with the ignition in the rear.

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Thanks for everybodies help, suggestions and offer of parts.

I have sent the box and diff to be rebuilt. I'll just have to hide the credit card bill.

Now all I have to do is sell the 2a box I bought and didn't get round to using.

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On 5/3/2018 at 9:19 PM, AV8R said:

Is this what you are looking for ?

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I do , and living in the netherlands  ,if you still have the plate .

greets 

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