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gearbox and overdrive.

Post by harry79 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:18 pm
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Hi all, I'm have a few questions I would like answered if possible, firstly I have a type 9 ford box 4 speed with a Laycock overdrive attached can anyone tell me where or who could supply me with a conversion plate please, secondly the gearbox I have in my cf at the moment is a 4 speed Vauxhall one, is it possible to fit the Laycock overdrive from the Ford box to the Bedford /Vauxhall box, thanks



Martin.

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:45 am
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The only adaptor plate that I've seen was CNC machined for the one job.
Unfortunately I didn't find out who made it. :(
Keep an eye on eBay: I've seen one at least in the past year or so.

To swap the overdrive you'll need a Vauxhall gearbox mainshaft for overdrive; 4-speed gearbox will need dismantling to fit the shaft.
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Re: gearbox and overdrive.

Post by harry79 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:17 pm
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Thanks Phil, in your opinion which gearbox would you go with, to be honest I'm unsure what to do, thanks again.
Martin.

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Post by bedfordcf2van Contact bedfordcf2van » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:45 pm
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Hi Martin, I will probably be making a couple of CNC adapter plates for type9 in the following months.
I will let you know here when that happens. ;)

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Post by harry79 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:57 pm
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Thankyou, very much appreciated.

Martin.

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