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  1. Some information about duty and brokerage fees into Canada. Auto parts for classic cars (at least 25 years old) should be duty-free for Canada, no matter the part’s country of origin. However, to make sure this happens, it is your responsibility to educate whomever you are buying from as most do not know about this exemption. Ask the shipper to indicate HS code 9966.00.00 on the customs declaration for each item as it applies. This Tariff Item of the Customs Tariff gives duty free status to “articles for use solely or principally with those vehicles manufactured more than 25 years pri
  2. For the HML " reversed " CWP sets, the offer is still valid!!!!! 350 euro discount for your old ( in mint condition ) original Citroen CWP. Quaife ATB diffs in stock again!!! Cheers, Harry Martens .
  3. Hi, my gearboxes comes complete. With output shaft housing and axles.
  4. Harry Martens Limmen 5m · Special offer!!!! Get discount for up to 350 euro for your old original Citroen CWP. Special offer!!! I will refund up to a maximum of 350 euros for your old original Citroen CWP when purchasing the HML correct " reversed " cwp set. See what can happen to yours. Many photos attached of failure, big failure!!!!
  5. This gearbox in fwd cars like Citroen DS, SM and C35, all have the same input shaft with support in flywheel by deep grove ball bearing. cheers, Harry Martens
  6. This is all ready the 3rd batch of 11 sets !!! Brand new correct “reversed “ ring and pinion sets Lotus Esprit Giugiaro. 23 sets sold!!! Unbrake-able so far! And byond. #lotusesprit #lotusespritturbo @ HML
  7. imho when spigot bearing fails the input shaft is no longer centert and will hobble in flywheel, followed by friction plate also hobbling around. Imagine with high rpm. Disaster. cheers, Harry
  8. HI Correct, the later Turbo version had the C35 ( commercial van ) gearbox casing, but with Citroen SM ( Lotus Esprit ) internals and off course Lotus bell housing. Not a direct swap and also difficult to find. The Citroen DS had some small differences for parts and ratios. Ch
  9. Hi, this not Citroen SM but Citroen DS 5 speed gearbox. Input shaft is 10 mm longer, short 1st and 5th gear. Do not forget to replace input shaft and if you find bell housing you have to measure carefully. Bell housing and gearbox casing have matching numbers. After die cast, both were machined as a pair. cheers, Harry
  10. Hi, indeed!! Many sold. All good feedback, ask here. cheers,
  11. so what should I say about that now? Compared to OEM and HML. "German spec alloy steel". That says nothing at all about the quality of the material. Not everything that comes from Germany is good. Once you have a certificate that describes the quality of the material, the same material from, for example, France is also perfect. And then you also have to indicate what material you use. HML uses 18CrNiMo7-6 for those sets, which is the standard for hardened sets. Measuring tooth thickness with a digital caliper ?? I don't think an engineer measures gears like that. A chil
  12. Another Lotus Esprit Turbo gearbox failure. Pinion bearing exploded. Lot of damage. All due to wrong design for load on crown wheel. HML has found solution. Reversed set. No easy rebuild. Couldn’t find right pattern.See first 2 photos ( yellow marker ). Photo with white marker is from manufacturer. Perfect pattern. I found out the original gearbox casing, with exploded pinion bearing, has no visible damage but obvious there is no good alignment. New housing, all is good now. So beware with your original Citroen CWP. It runs on WRONG side!!!! Photos of installation ne
  13. Ok, I wouldn't know of that. Maybe some others here on forum have answers for that. cheers, Harry
  14. Hi, the spring load is so strong that eventually the input shaft will " drill " itself in the crank shaft.
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