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    Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    I'm doing a rebuild on the gearbox from my Volumex car. I'm assuming the box is a Volumex gearbox as I believe they have different ratios from the standard Beta box....so guessing original builder used the box from donor).

    I'm needing to get a couple of bearings (top and bottom one from main shaft) and a set of syncros but struggling to get the bits. Any chance anyone has an old box they may want to sell? (even an old Beta box as I assume these parts will be common).

    Or does anyone know where to try for parts? I've lodged a request with Omicron. My local gearbox guy needs a reg no from the original donor to contact his suppliers....usual kit car problem.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

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    Have a look at the Monte Hospital website under gearbox, they have a selection of gearbox bearings and syncro rings (special order and a bit pricey). I have a volumex box fitted to my Strat, the main difference between the standard box and Volumex is the latter has a taller diff making all the gears longer legged, knocks some 500rpm when doing 70mph.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Hi David,

    Fantastic....I will give them a try. Thanks for that.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Hmm....no luck with the Monte hospital unfrotunately.........they say the boxes are completely different and they can't supply anything I might need. They suggested Beta boyz which I have emailed anyway.

    David - is there a chance you know the reg no of your donor? It might help a local guy I have asked.
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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

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    That’s a b****r !!!. I have had a look on google images for Lancia Beta Coupe Volumex I have come up with some reg numbers for you, all are red cars. B648 YHM, B922 PHO, B150 JPC I am making the assumption that they are all genuine.

    I bought my gearbox from Ebay several years ago for 10, those days are long gone!!

    I hope the above reg numbers will help your local guy.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Thanks David, I know...it's a real shame how time has moved on and so many of these things have been lost!

    Not having much luck really.....thanks for the numbers. I passed them on and gearbox man has just called and says he is getting nowhere - apparently I need to find a Lancia dealer in Italy as there are none in the UK. That means I will be needing a chassis number as a UK reg will be meaning less to them (that is if I can find a dealer!)

    Ah.....the joys of kit cars.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    I’ll have a look through my paperwork tonight, i may have a copy registration document for one of my old HPE VX’s.
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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Thanks Guy, much appreciated.

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

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    You should find the attached Guy Croft link an interesting read as it covers the differences between the Montecarlo and Volumex gearboxes
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    http://www.guy-croft.com/viewtopic.php?t=419

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    Re: Gearbox or Parts for Volumex Car

    Hi Mark, hope this helps - I had an HPE VX registration A888EAU with chassis number 828BF7 00943314 and engine number 00448319

    Hope that helps?

    Guy

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