Gearbox mounting spring

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#1 Gearbox mounting spring

Post by tim wood » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:29 pm

Hi all,
I have the gearbox support plate removed from my car with the intention to replace the support rubbers.
These had disintegrated after years of heat and oil leaks. I think I’ve just about cured the leaks now so this seemed a good idea!

I’ve got the plate off and indeed the central rubber is just mush and the circular spring rubber likewise.

My question is does the spring have a rubber washer at the base only ( as shown in the parts manual) or the same washer at the top where the pin and plate fix to the gearbox. I’m sure I’ve seen this somewhere?

Help appreciated

Tim
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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#2 Re: Gearbox mounting spring

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:46 pm

Hi Tim...rubber spring seat top and bottom and a central rubber bush......you do know the central pin just floats and is not fixed by a pin at the bottom that some have found fitted...also see similar topic below....Steve
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#3 Re: Gearbox mounting spring

Post by tim wood » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:03 pm

Thanks Steve,
You have confirmed my thoughts.

Yup, I’m aware the pin floats. It’s all soaking in degreaser just now.
Apologies for not searching the forum first, I’ve seen many of your posts directing people to previous posts. I feel guilty !


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#4 Re: Gearbox mounting spring

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:08 pm

Hi Tim.....i only refer members to other posts so they have more info and as a reminder that its probably on the forum somewhere. ....but i know what its like...your doing a job and you need an answer now...Steve
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