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Help please - 'very rare 2 bolt gearbox tail housing'

PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:26 pm

This is left over from my build and I gather may be a very rare '2 bolt' tail housing from very early (1963) Lotus Cortina and Elans.

Can anyone help identify it please?

Surplus to requirements so may be willing to sell for someone building a very early car to original spec.

Thanks

David
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:41 pm

Just for an earlier gearbox mount, a carry over from the Anglia box/mount I suppose. Matty does the gearbox mount. Don't think it's particularly rare for early cars, even the cars with standard Ford ratios (I believe there were a few) because it was the only mount Ford did at the time.
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 pm

I think that tail housing is typical of the close ratio gearboxes :)
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:25 pm

Thanks for the further information - it came off a CR box!!
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PostPost by: steveh » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:17 pm

If it's rare here's another one ! ,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-cortina ... 1438.l2649
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PostPost by: wbmoore » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:35 am

Does that mean my Anglia came from the factory with a Close-Ratio.......wooo-Hooooo ?!!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:57 am

wbmoore wrote:Does that mean my Anglia came from the factory with a Close-Ratio.......wooo-Hooooo ?!!


A "close ratio" mount that is hahahaha :D
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:18 am

Nice paint job.... sadly not rare, its an anglia gearbox tail extension, used on S2 Super Sevens and very early Elan's, 26/0429 which had CR gear set had this extension housing, so maybe early S1's?...

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