This is something I wasn’t planning on but I came across what looks like a very clean 4–synchro gearbox locally. Check it out below after I gave it a 45 minute spa treatment.
Certainly the old gearbox had character but from what I’ve been reading these more modern gearboxes are far more robust and slipping into first gear won’t be quite the challenge. The bad side of all this is that my MGB GT will be easier to steal although most young hooligans these days can’t drive a standard anyway.
It looks like the only major modification needed will be to the stick shift housing so I’m thinking I’ll make a quick mold and do a new one in fiberglass. Maybe there will be a market for the piece that I’m going to produce.
I’m really excited about this, met a cool guy up in Nanaimo and have lots of other parts to put towards my project. As usual I’ll keep all of the original parts so that my 1967 MGB GT can be returned to original specs when it’s worth $150,000 and won’t be driven anymore. Gotta keep the original folks happy!
Lots of cool MGB workshop manuals, MG parts, what more do you want? Thanks John.