Late type 2 gearbox in a split

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Late type 2 gearbox in a split

Post by Scousey12 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:37 pm

Hi does anyone know if I can put a 6 rib 2.0 late bay gearbox in a split. Reason being I have a 2.0 type 4 motor mated to a type 3 auto at the mo. Im aware I can place a type 1 in by changing the nosecone..im not sure if the same can be done with the 2.0 6 rib box.
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Re: Late type 2 gearbox in a split

Post by massivesplitproject » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:07 pm

it can be done my mate has done it but it was not easy


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Re: Late type 2 gearbox in a split

Post by Scousey12 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:17 am

Not as easy as a type 1 box then..lol..thanks for your reply.

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Post by kevsplitty » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:09 am

I'm running the 091 6 rib in mine,awesome box. My bus had a standard 1600 bay box fitted when i got it,lots of work by the looks of it to make a bay box fit. I swapped it over for the 091 was an easy swap lol. Makes engine sit a little further towards the back of the bus,not much clearance on the valance,plus not much wheel clearance on arches as driveshafts are longer too. I run a slightly narrower tyre which gives me an extra 10mm clearance.
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Re: Late type 2 gearbox in a split

Post by tufty65 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:19 am

Mine wasn't that bad to fit but I kept the engine in the original position so had to trim the rear bulkhead to get it to fit, had to do that anyway as its a vertigate box.
Made up some templates for the mounts too so it all fitted with CE irs set up.
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Re: Late type 2 gearbox in a split

Post by Scousey12 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:00 am

Ok..thats great..thanks your time and effort. Much appreciated...decisions..decisions !!

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Post by ted698 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:36 pm

What are the benefits of these later boxes? I often hear people going on about the 6 rib box.... But don't know what big deal is?

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Post by kevsplitty » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:00 pm

ted698 wrote:What are the benefits of these later boxes? I often hear people going on about the 6 rib box.... But don't know what big deal is?
For me i have it for better cruising speed, im running a 1776,twin dells so quite small engine,but im able to sit on 70mph on motorway at approx 3000rpms, think most people pair the box to larger engines as they are a strong box & can take the extra cc's ok
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Post by e m p i » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:01 pm

ted698 wrote:What are the benefits of these later boxes? I often hear people going on about the 6 rib box.... But don't know what big deal is?
Higher gearing and they'll take a bit more abuse. Sand rail folk love them.
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Post by e m p i » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:01 pm

Doh I type too slowly :lol:
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e m p i wrote:Doh I type too slowly :lol:
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Re: Late type 2 gearbox in a split

Post by paul_f » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:03 pm

They may be taller gearing than an early bay box, but they are a lot shorter geared than a bug box. They are a lot stronger though. Unless your bus is already butchered, I wouldn't bother putting one in
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Post by tufty65 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:51 pm

ted698 wrote:What are the benefits of these later boxes? I often hear people going on about the 6 rib box.... But don't know what big deal is?
They have the strongest ring and pinions VW made for gearboxes and the case itself is strong so great for a base for drag/race purposes.
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