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 Posted: 11-05-2008 01:23 am
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Joined: 04-14-2005
Location: Columbia, South Carolina USA
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ozzadavies wrote:

There are two things wrong with the car at the moment. The gearbox makes horrendous rattling noises, particularly when cold. I think there's a gaiter missing, or says my local friendly classic garage. The other is that it is in desparate need of a full set of new bushes. I just know that the car is going to feel like new when that's done, but I've gotta save up first!!

Beautiful car!

Before going wild with a full transmission rebuild, check the shifter mechanism. 5 speeds had a dense rubber disc in the shift mechanism to correct a terrible rattle.

If it does turn out to be inside the transmission, the Toyota W series swap is well worthwhile, particularly compared to the cost of Getrag parts.