It has been a while since the gearbox had been sent up to Wisbech and I haven’t had much news to report. However, things are now progressing – it is as if Spring has provided new impetus.
However, not all the news is good news! It appears that the gearbox needs some new parts, which are rarer than hen’s teeth. There was also a period where Robert didn’t believe I had a genuine GT gear box which put me into a state of dread for 24 hours. However, that issue has been resolved with the help of the GT Owners club page on Facebook!
For the future sanity of anyone else in my position, the ratios for the AS gearbox should be First – 3.78, Second – 2.06, Third – 1.26 and Fourth should be 0.93 (Pre Nov 72, 4th gear was 0.89), Reverse 3.88 and the final drive should be 3.875.
On a more positive note, I had a lovely day at Volksworld show on Mother’s Day, collecting a genuine passenger side heater channel and repro driver side channel. The OEM channels are quite rare, so I was pleased to get this. I have slowly been stockpiling body panels for the day when Ruy goes into the shop.
Which brings me to the best news!! Paul at Mid-Norfolk Car Company has confirmed that Ruy can be brought in, so in the next week or so I should have another blog post to write!