Gearboxes
Austin Mini Cooper Primary Gear - Bush Replacement
Created: April 13, 2001
With the cost of new primary gears spiralling ever upwards, and the availability of good, serviceable used ones, fitting new bushes to existing gears is becoming a more common solution.
Created: January 29, 2000
Insert the idler gear with the thrust washers it came with into the gearbox. Bolt the end casing in place with the gasket. Tighten to the spec torque. Measure the idler gear float with a feeler gauge. It should be ~0.003". If it's more than that, and it always is, insert the appropriate OVERSIZE thrust washer. These are available from Mini Mania. I forget what the oversizes are but they are stated in most parts manuals. Thanks to Johnny B I have a complete selection in stock for all my rebuild jobs :-)
Quick Shift Kit, Remote & Rod change, C-22A1750 & C-22A1751
Created: January 29, 2000
1. Remove original gearstick. Fit KAD Quickstick with original plastic collar, spring and spring retainer, grease well and refit with new spacer. Place flange downwards using longer 5/16" UNC capscrews.
Center oil pick-up pipe C-AHT54
Created: January 29, 2000
Risk of loss in oil pressure due to surge will be alleviated by fitting this oil pickup pipe. Please ensure that a clearance exists between the gauze and the reverse idler gear when the pipe is fitted. It is advisable that gearboxes fitted with this attachment be removed regularly to ensure that no excessive build up of sludge has built up around the gauze mesh.