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getrag 240 5speed

Post by peeping_tom » Subscribing Member » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:06 am
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I have just got a Getrag 240 5 speed gearbox with overdrive 5th from Opel Manta. I intend to put it on my 2.3 diesel, as iknow for a fact that the opel 2.3 diesel and late 2.0 cih engines had the same 5 speeds...

I was just wondering if anybody has done this already? i know the propshaft will need modyfiying (getrag has the sliding flange type output) and longer speedo cable,
but i am looking for ideas how to adapt the gearstick ... in original position the stick would come out right under the passenger seat. I dont wanna overengineer it, but would like something smarter than a 1,5m curved stick as i'm sure the feel would suck...

any info, pictures and warnings for potential no-nos will be greatly appretiated, as i will be exploring the uncharted territory
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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:07 am
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My first thought was a smaller and lighter version of Bedford truck remote for forward control cabs with the shift lever mounted on a ball joint -

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Plastic flanged bushes and steel sleeve for each of the through bolts at the ends allow movement forwards and backwards: bolts clamp the sleeves which then move in the bushes.

Earlier Borg Warner T5 remote embodies the same idea - shift lever on a ball joint with a rigid shaft linking the lever to the transmission shift.
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  • What is real is not the external form but the idea, the essence of things. Constantin Brâncuși

Re: getrag 240 5speed

Post by peeping_tom » Subscribing Member » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:12 am
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many thanx, this is the basic idea that i needet to build on :thumb: two joints. will post it after I am done - which will probably not happen in 2018... :roll:

Re: getrag 240 5speed

Post by ToniH » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:20 pm
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This is my vision. Box is R25, but somethin similar could work at 240 too?

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Re: getrag 240 5speed

Post by bedfordcf2van Contact bedfordcf2van » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:19 pm
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ToniH wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:20 pm
This is my vision. Box is R25, but somethin similar could work at 240 too?

Interesting setup you did ToniH!

I'm also doing a similar gearbox swap but I went a different route.

I didn't opt for the top layout because the gearbox is very close to the van floor, it's almost touching..

As soon as I am finished I will post up details in my blog.


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Re: getrag 240 5speed

Post by bedfordcf2van Contact bedfordcf2van » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:38 pm
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OK, ToniH, I just seen your CF >> viewtopic.php?f=55&t=3940&p=15345#p15345.

You swapped out the original engine and have custom motor mounts so you now have extra space between the gearbox and the floor.


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Re: getrag 240 5speed

Post by Model A Diesel » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:22 am
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I bolted a 240 to the Opel 1.9 in my Opel GT... I bought the transmission and all the parts from a place in California called "Opel GT Source" ....Look on their website catalog and you can see how they made the shift adaptor...mine worked great...also check out the prices on used Opel Engines and parts....just that used transmission is now just over $1000 USD....I would hate to price a 2.2 or a 2.4 Engine...(I would love one)

Re: getrag 240 5speed

Post by peeping_tom » Subscribing Member » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:17 pm
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Hey, just checked back after a while as I just started working on m ;) y CF. Great ideas, thanx everybody for help ;)
I'm still keeping an eye out for a 5 speed overdrive ZF, but if I can't find any until the van is roadworthy (hopefully until 2020 sometime), the getrag is going in ;)
Model A Diesel wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:22 am
I bolted a 240 to the Opel 1.9 in my Opel GT... I bought the transmission and all the parts from a place in California called "Opel GT Source" ....Look on their website catalog and you can see how they made the shift adaptor...mine worked great...also check out the prices on used Opel Engines and parts....just that used transmission is now just over $1000 USD....I would hate to price a 2.2 or a 2.4 Engine...(I would love one)

Well, for once, I got lucky and I have the allmighty Getrag 265 installed in my ascona B... These are going for 1200€ and upwards these days, but I got mine in a beat up opel rekord I bought for 50 bucks 14 years ago... those were the days :D ). I would love a 2.4 cih as well, but I'm quite happy with the stock 2.0E too ;)

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