Classic Mini Rod Change Gearbox Rebuild

Gearboxes may seem complicated but they are very simple in their construction, and surprisingly easy to put together. The main issues are having the right tools to do the job.

So here's a list of what you will need:

  • Torque Wrench with a maximum range in excess of 150lbft
  • 1 1/2″ deep socket ( a ball joint socket is ideal )
  • Small ratchet and a long extension is useful
  • Other sockets 1 1/8, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8
  • Small cold chisel
  • Steel punch (1/8″ diameter)
  • Larger steel drift
  • Mallet (soft and hard headed)
  • Small screw driver
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