EXCEL V8 Posted June 14, 2021 Report Share Posted June 14, 2021 The W58 doesn't fit without some serious modifications to the chassis/gearbox/both. The engine is fitted slightly further forward in the Excel and the "Y"- section at the front of the chassis is longer than the Elite - this allows the W58 to fit into the Excel OK. If you keep the engine in the same place in the Elite the W58 tail housing will need some major modification to get it to got into the Elite chassis - through the circular hole at the front of the straight part of the chassis. You could make the circular hole larger with suitable extra reinforcing in place. The next problem is that the gear lever housing leaves the lever too far back. I can't find any alternative housing that would put it in the right place. You may need to fabricate your own. There are also two different bell housings for the W58 - one is deeper than the other; I think the input shaft on the W58 changed at some point. Your crank then also has to suit the gearbox/bell housing you've got - the spigot bearings are different. Very early Elite chassis with the square box section along the "Y" part of it (triangular on later ones) adds to the problem. Food for thought 😃 It is a really nice gearbox though! Pete 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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