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koen
Posted on: October 15th, 2008, 17:40:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hello,

I have a question about my gear linkage system. I've got a 1989 A+ 1275 MG metro engine and dont know how the gear linkage
system runs beneith the car... Has anoye got any pictures or/and info were I can see were to bolt and how to get exhaust clearance?

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Koen
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Allan Brown
Posted on: October 16th, 2008, 19:44:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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I think the metro gear linkage is about 3" longer than the Mini linkage so it might not line up with the existing hole in the tunnel. I normally extend the mini linkage by about 6" so that it is in a more comfortable position for me being 6' 4".
The linkage should mount in the tunnel with the standard rubber bobbins but you might need to reshape the metal bracket. It depends on if you have a Mk 1,2,or 3 with the square tunnel or Mk 4,5 or 6 with the round tunnel. The Mk 1,2 or 3 makes the gear linkage higher giving more clearance for the exhaust.
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: October 16th, 2008, 20:48:06 Quote Report to Moderator
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If you do extend the linkage rods, don't forget to score or mark a line along the length of both rods before you cut them. Unless you fancy the possibility of first gear being in your's or your passenger's lap....
On my Mk 3, I extended the metro linkage by about five inches. I discarded the Metro bracket with the two angled bobbins and used a mini bracket. I straightened out the kink in the mini one , shortened that leg and drilled new holes for the bobbins and linkage bolt. Should have just bent up a new one from some strip but I'm a glutton for punishment!

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Syd Crawford
Posted on: October 16th, 2008, 21:26:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Peter Bremner, posted October 16th, 2008, 20:48:06 at here
Unless you fancy the possibility of first gear being in your's or your passenger's lap....




...which is fine if you have a cute girl in the passenger seat.  
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: October 17th, 2008, 08:02:53 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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I had to modify the metro bracket a fair bit to get it to fit, I left it the original length though. I'll see if I can root out a few photos of it.

 
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koen
Posted on: October 17th, 2008, 18:41:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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does someone have pictures of this because i don't understand the explanation
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: October 17th, 2008, 19:33:42 Quote Report to Moderator
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Here is my linkage on the bench. You can just about see the sleeve joints I made to rods. The supporting bracket is square to match the tunnel of my Mk 3.

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koen
Posted on: October 18th, 2008, 09:04:25 Quote Report to Moderator
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thanks for the picture's
more picture are welcome
how it is under the car and how it must be instalt with the exhaust

greats
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Roger Garland
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 16:00:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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Don't you have to move the hand brake back to acconodate the gearstick ?If so what hand brake cables do you use?
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 17:54:06 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm going to use a threaded rod instead of a cable. I intend mounting the lever so that the quadrant for the clevis pin is inside the tunnel. I will have to cut a slot for the quadrant to fit through. This will give a shallower angle for the rod, otherwise I can imagine having a very long slot for the rod to go through (and about six attempts to get it in the right place!).
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Roger Garland
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 18:28:00 Quote Report to Moderator
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Brilliant,similar to what i had in mind,will post my solution when installed.Many thanks
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Tertius van Zyl
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 18:43:45
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My arrangement is very similar to yours Peter. I think my handbrake was moved back slightly (can't remember) but I do remember having new cables made up to suit so it must have moved!

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Allan Brown
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 19:36:55 Quote Report to Moderator
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To shorten my handbrake cable I just made a loop in the cable and put a clamp like this around it.

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/.....ixings-M6-Pack-of-10
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koen
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 20:03:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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thanks everybody

now i can insta mine
buth more picture are still welcome from author cars and how it the rest is instald

greats
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chris clarke
Posted on: October 19th, 2008, 20:36:14 Quote Report to Moderator
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Koen
when I rebuilt my mk3 I used the standard gear linkage and then put a bend in the gear stick to bring it back so I could reach it,for the exhaust I used a 2002 ford fiesta front pipe that fitted into my y piece from the LCB manifold and the went back up into the tunnel to keep the exhaust as high as possible,the lowest piece is the bit under the linkage box which is about 90mm from the ground(I have not hit it yet).The hand brake I left in the postion it was and used standard mk1 cables but made my own wheels and brackets at the end of the tunnel on the sub frame to take up the slack in the cable.I will try and attach some photos of my linkage(I'm not very good with computers)
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