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Mini Cooper Rod Change Gearbox 3.44 Final Rebuilt

Mini Cooper Rod Change Gearbox 3.44 Final Rebuilt

Mini Cooper Rod Change Gearbox 3.44 Final Rebuilt
Part No: RJM1116E
Internet Price $1095.00
This Item has a $200.00 core charge.
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Mini Cooper Rod Change Gearbox With 3.1 Final Drive
$1095.00 Mini Cooper Rod Change Gearbox With 3.1 Final Drive

Rebuilt gearbox. The 'rod change' gearbox was the final and arguably the best design and can be adapted to any Classic Mini. These were factory installed in most Minis manufactured after January 1973.  We rebuild these late model gearboxes with the best available components from our vast inventory of disassembled units. New bearings, synchros, gaskets and seals are installed & this version is set up with the 3.44 final drive differential, probably the most versatile ratio for the way the Mini was intended to be driven!

We also offer a complete kit that adapts this design to relace the standard 'remote style' or early 'magic wand' transmission if you are upgrading to a bigger engine  (see part number MMKT0803).

Please note!  VERIFY your idler bearing size!  Thse late model cases have the LARGE A+ idler gears!

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