I'm now sure what happened, only thing I dont know is HOW it happened
If you see the picture below, I marked with a red arrow where my gearbox had gone wrong. Attachment 135161
For some reason, that pin shaped selector, was sticking out of the channel !
I undid the bracket underneath and manurvered the selector back in place. However, I still dont get all the gears. It must need some fine adjusting or something.
I'll probably need to play with it a bit to find out how it should be.
I'll take some pictures tomorrow night, as tonight is Valentine's day and I'll be having a nice dinner with my wife
Last edited by Supercharged16v; 16-09-13 at 06:06.
I bought batteries for my camera, .......and I forgot the camera at the office
Got the gearbox sorted and all its bits and pieces back in place
Now I'm just waiting for the prop shaft mount to come from Limassol, and its test drive time
...oh yeah, I might need to put some oil in the gearbox as well...
Here is a tip for all fellow boxer engine alfaowners :
When a gear isnt going in, DONT TRY TO FORCE IT IN ! Otherwise your gear selector rod will overlap the channels of the fork selector, and you will either have 2 gears engaged, or none !
.... which is actually what the problem was with mine...
Its supposed to be used for limited slip diffs, but I've been using it in my Alfa's for many years and I've never had a problem with it. Gear change is even smoother if I may say so...
I will be dropping this tread and starting a new one. This one is getting too old, and a lot of things have changed since I first started this project.
Biggest thing that has changed, is what I'll be using this car for.
So it wont be a drift car, but a track car, now that we have our track all ready and open to public
I got a call from Limassol.
Will probably getting the prop shaft mount by tomorrow.
The car is on 4 stands now, all wheels off the ground.
I'll be finishing the floor panels and prop shaft tunnel before I install the propshaft back in place.
I have some structual points that I needed to chop off when I was test-fitting the rwd system
with the spare wheel housing gone, I need to weld a flat piece of metal at that point, and also weld the previously spot welded sills and give it an underseal.
Pictures of work to be done will be posted by tonight (hopefuly)
although there is a channel/lip on the inside of the mount for the bearing, it went in with a bit of oil and not much force.
Is that how it should go ? I cant take it off again so easily, but if i put a bit of strength, it will come off. Will it stay in place when on the car ?