[Mgs] reverse sliding gear question. 1978 Midget.
redscirocco at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 2 10:02:09 MDT 2011
I don't know. But I do know that you can buy a reverse gear from VB for under
$60. Can't personally vouch for the quality, but if I was was going to the
trouble of rebuilding the transmission, I sure wouldn't put any damaged parts
back in there.
'54 MG TF
> From: mcolson40 at hotmail.com
> To: mgs at autox.team.net
> Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:29:53 -0400
> Subject: [Mgs] reverse sliding gear question. 1978 Midget.
> I am in the process of rebuilding the transmission in my Midget and have a
> question. I purchased a "good" used sliding reverse gear that has a couple
> chipped teeth. The tapered portion of one tooth is broken away. The teeth
> either side of the this tooth still have some of the tapered portion left.
> Even with the damaged teeth this new used gear is a lot better condition
> my old one. I will be putting a new reverse idler gear in to run with this
> used gear.
> My question is does anyone have experience with this type of condition? How
> much tooth damage does it take to cause a shifting or noise problem?
> Thanks for any comments.
> 1978 Midget.
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