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Hi fellow Esprit nuts,

has anybody got a spare gearbox or can tell me where to find one.

mine broke (diff i think, not looking good anyway :huh: ) on the way to get a dreaded MOT.

Thanks

'Dodgy' Dave

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The gearboxes are like rocking horse poo I'm afraid. If you can find out exactly what has gone in the gearbox I may be able to help as I have a old gearbox that has a few teath missing of the syncro of second gear (I think it's second anyway).

The Diff part of it looks fine though.

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will have to make further investigations, have got drive as far as i know in all the gears. but a clicking noise from the box turns to a banging noise by about 20mph. if the right disc is rotated forwards - it will sometimes turn the left one back

(as it should)

try the same with the left one and i can feel it trying to engage but it jumps out straight away and the right does not move(apart from a twitch) :huh:

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:blink: don't know if anyone understood the last post, anyway , thanks Troy and i will let you know the outcome. gearbox is coming out tomorrow night.

i try not to stop on the net too long as i'm still 'pay as you go' think i will be going broadband soon.

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You could try SM World in California.

They told me they often rebuild Esprit gearboxes.

This is their web site

http://www.infoweb.nl/smworld/default.htm

It hasn't been updated for a while, but they are still in business. They are just down the road from where I work and they still have plenty of cars around their shop.

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By the way, they got a Citroen Sm to go faster than 200 mph so I'm sure an Esprit can do it.

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Wow 202.301mph at Bonneville, so who's gonna brake this with Giugiaro first then :blink:

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:blink: it wont be me trying for a while , broke 2 teeth off the crownwheel.

maybe have a go when i get a new gearbox . ;)

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thanks Troy. was hoping to get it back on road for the Oxford meet, been looking forward to it for a year now. sadly ive got no chance :) so may be going down in the .. dare i say it the mondeo ;) if you can kindly let us know the outcome,thanks , Dave.

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Ok.... I just spoke to them!!!

I was hoping they might be helpful or forthcoming but it was like trying to pick a winkle (jokes ahoy)

They don't have an uprated version of the box - I was rather hoping they might offer a Citroen SM equivalent of a Derek Bell conversion... NOPE!

Their 200+ mph SM was done by using a 388:1 (may have been 288:1?) pinion at 7500rpm but he has never been able to get his hands on one since!

"How did you get the box to cope with the power? We have trouble with getting them to handle it in our cars"

"Well.. I think its a pretty strong box if it's treated right"

and that's about all I could usefully get out of the guy!

I don't know if any of our more stateside friendly and TACTFUL (ie not you Teigan! :);) ) members can get any more useful info from them?

If they had offered some kind of megabox, they would have been seeing custom from me next year!

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I do have a number from a company that design uprated gearboxes for the kit car industry. I spoke to one of them at a show a they said that they are sure that they could uprate the gearbox, and even make new/replacement gears. I have yet have not gone to speak to them. It was going to be on my to do list when the car is finnished. Would there be a strong interest in this to make a group buy and share the cost of development. Only if I end up paying for the develpment on my own then I will proberbly end up selling the boxes myself to try and claw back soem money. But this is all achedemic at the meoment until I get to show them the box.

I have spoken to Steve about the crownwheel and he is trying to dog it out he will get back to me ASAP.

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THANKS TROY, THE RUSH TO GET IT DONE IS OFF NOW .... MISSED GOING TO THE OXFORD MEET IN HER. :) BUT WENT IN THE BOREING CAR ANYWAY. HAVE GOT A LITTLE TIME TO GET IT RIGHT BEFORE STONELY NOW.

DAVE

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NO NEED TO SHOUT!!! :)

Hmm I could well be inerested in what they could develop in the way of toughening the SM gearbox :)

I guess for most of us it will all come down to

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I'm also interested about "updated" gearbox :) Keep us informed Troy.

So practically you give them your gearbox and they "update" it? Or do they also sell updated gearboxes?

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yep, already had a price from them , fully recon box 2800 euros. hmmmm think will have to pass on that!

must remember tO tAke ThE CAPs LocK oFF.

TROY , If you would be willing to sell your gearbox to me (please) how much would you want for it? cannot take much more of the comments at work!!

can you e-mail me direct [email protected]

Thanks

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THANKS TROY, THE RUSH TO GET IT DONE IS OFF NOW .... MISSED GOING TO THE OXFORD MEET IN HER. :D BUT WENT IN THE BOREING CAR ANYWAY. HAVE GOT A LITTLE TIME TO GET IT RIGHT BEFORE STONELY NOW.

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Theres a brand new gearbox on ebay right now!!!!!!!!

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Theres a  brand new gearbox on ebay right now!!!!!!!!

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thanks Dave!

got a few calls to make before the bidding ends, so may end up bidding.

will have to use my bell housing as its for a n/a.

Dave

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