Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

Talk about the E-Type Series 3

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#1 Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

Post by colin gray » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi all, well this is a little strange but I find my self in need of a series 3 manual gearbox tail shaft housing.
I thought I had a rear gearbox oil seal leak but it still leaks oil and someone has been in there with an alloy welding torch all around the gearbox mounting boss so I now suspect the weld is porous. I would happily take a complete box if anyone out there that has done a five speed conversion has one in the shed. I have just fitted a 2.88 diff so don't want to over do the gearing by going five speed as well unless it is my only option. Barratt and the usual's list a new housing but do not sell them!!!!
Any 2+2 housing has the same part number so any 2+2 E type box should have the same housing according to the parts lists I have seen.
Thanks in anticipation. :helpsos:

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#2 Re: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

Post by colin gray » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:13 pm

I have this all sorted now and had it repaired by removing the tail shaft housing while the gearbox was in place by following the procedure elsewhere on this forum (The E type forum). I took the housing and had the seal opening welded as the previous welder had made such a terrible job of it that the oil was leaking past the outer edge of the seal. It is all back in and after approximately 50 mile seems to be fine.

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#3 Re: Series 3 Tail shaft housing wanted

Post by mgcjag » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Good news Colin...thanks for updating us... Steve
Steve
1969 S2 2+2 & Building a C type replica

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