|I finally surrendered to the inevitable and had the Getrag 235/5 removed in favour of a Toyota W58 gearbox from a Lotus Excel. What made the decision for me in the end was the damage to the Getrag input shaft which LotusBits discovered - caused by an incorrectly installed clutch cover. I've had a bespoke leather gear knob made up with the Jensen GT badge, to replace the old one which has the wrong shift pattern it. LotusBits should be cracking on with the W58 installation next week - they'll need to convert it to cable clutch actuation, and fabricate a new gearbox mounting, gear lever extension and propshaft.
Last edited on 08-08-2015 05:34 pm by NigelK