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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    There is an MG preparation company who buy up Volumex cars and engine/boxes simply to use the supercharger on MG engines. The unfortunate thing is I can't remember the name of the Company!
    But, I'm thinking they don't use either the engine or gearbox in their projects. They must do something with them. Maybe they have some hanging around?

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    There is an MG preparation company who buy up Volumex cars and engine/boxes simply to use the supercharger on MG engines. The unfortunate thing is I can't remember the name of the Company!
    But, I'm thinking they don't use either the engine or gearbox in their projects. They must do something with them. Maybe they have some hanging around?
    Is it these people John?:
    http://www.vintagemgparts.com/vx_superchargers.html

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Doesn't ring a bell Chris.
    It was 10 years ago they bought my Volumex engine and box off ebay.
    From Essex way I think.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    That seems strange that you can't get the bearings from the Monte Hospital. A friend of mine has put a VX box in his Montecarlo and recently rebuilt it. I was sure he got everything from the Monte Hospital. I'll ask him and let you know, I remember there being a significant waiting time for one of the bearings though. Stay tuned.
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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    I don't think there are that many applications where a bearing is actually made for a specific vehicle application.
    More that gearbox designers use standard bearings. There are a vast range on offer at the specialists like Simply Bearings.
    If you actually measure inner and outer diameters and thicknesses you may find them without vehicle chassis numbers or registration numbers.
    Like everything I say it's only an alternative, not gospel. But if you are stuck it's worth a try.
    Same with baulk rings.
    You need someone with enough interest to research the parts not just look them up
    On a vehicle database.
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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    My friend here got synchros and bearings from the Monte Hospital, he had to special order them, he said they were expensive and took a couple of months. He said there was some confusion because it was a VX box and not the standard Montecarlo box as they are slightly different. He said "all Beta boxes are the same except for one of them the clutch is mounted on the layshaft not the mainshaft so the gears and synchros are on the secondary shaft." Not sure which one he's meant as he sent me a text message and didn't really specify which one he was talking about. Hope that helps though.
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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Ok, firstly, as always, thanks to all for your help thus far.

    As of now I have tried:

    1) The Monte Hospital (will try again though Paul, cheers)
    2) Guy Croft
    3) The Monte Consortium
    4) Avanti Motorsport
    5) Tecnotransmissioni
    6) VintageMG
    7) Beta Boyz

    So far, no joy.....this is proving to be a bit harder than I thought! I think I can probably get my way around the bearings and seals as you say.....but sychros and collars are obviously a bit more specialised, but as you say, they may be the same in the beta as they are in the Volumex. Might just be easier to get hold of an old Beta box and swap the parts over....
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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Ok, so I have now managed to source a complete gearbox and have made the best from the two of them. I still haven't really managed to source any of the parts, so hopefully I don't need any in the future.

    The next issue seems to be a clutch kit. Struggling to find one of these too........this is painful....... and Stoneligh is looming!

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Mark

    What do require for the clutch as I have a good spare Clutch cover. Looking on EBay there are complete Fiat Abarth 130 TC clutch kits for sale , I assume they are the same as Beta 2.0 ones.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Hi David,

    I've had a good look about on ebay etc but I can't find out for sure if the 2.0 Beta (or Fiat 130 TC) ones are the same as the Volumex. I don't think they are, because a few of the Beta listings I have looked at do not list the Volumex, and when I put the details in it says "not compatible".

    My current clutch still has some life left, but I stupidly left the release bearing on the gearbox when I sent it in to get checked over.....and it's gone. I wanted to just put a new set of everything in it because it was stripped anyway.

    I was looking at my existing clutch and it appears to be a Sachs Sportline and I have the part numbers. Googling these didn't work either. All this stuff seems to be getting harder......
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