1984 Alfa Romeo GTV2
Hi all, I am in dire need of advice please.
We have a 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV2 (4:3 gear ratio) that we are racing at our local track, we have for the past year been having ridiculous amounts of problems with our gearbox. Mainly because the parts we are given are worn and also thee parts being so difficult to come by where I am from.
We have been struggling with 3rd gear but after swapping the diff back to our previous diff and gearbox we encountered new problems this past Race Meeting. We seemingly lost 4th, 5th and reverse. One of our fellow mechanics suggested that it might not be the gears itself but rather the selector rods?
We have been relying on others that build their own Alfa's to assist us with our gearboxes but being dependent on others becomes a bit of a drag. We have also been told that 3rd gear has been getting a huge amount of strain from down-shifting and suggested that our Driver "heel-toe's" when down shifting - which he has been doing every Race for the last 3 years. They have also motioned to the rate of his quick-shifting and said that it should be slowed down. This did us no justice and still experienced problems with the gearbox. We are running with a button-clutch at the moment.
We have come to the decision that we want to learn to do the gearbox ourselves instead of depending on others, the only problem is that we have never worked on a gearbox - we have however rebuilt the car and redo the engine every year before race seasons starts. Could somebody please assist us with advice, manuals, tutorials and/or blueprints of the gearbox.