Suppliers of 'old' bits

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Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby DaveHodkin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:33 pm

I've been mulling over the idea of building a 750formula car, but am a bit worried about where to get major components such as gearbox and live axle from now the scrap yards are no longer full of Morris 1000s and MG Midgets.

If I was building a 'clubmans' type car where would you get a Morris 1000 live axle from, and are they becoming really expensive? Also the different diffs I would need and the Midget half-shaft.

Similarly, where would I get an A series gearbox (and close ratio gears) and how much are these?

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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby GrahanR » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:17 pm

Can't advise on the a series. But the axle I managed to get a complete moggy axle off ebay for £7.50 and a midget shaft from a ebay shop too think that was about £12. There are always some on there and all the parts for them can be bought new and cheaply.
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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby tonybraz » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:38 pm

It depends on how quickly you require the parts, I find e-bay good but do not buy the first thing that appears on it. Over 1 million mogggys were built so axle will appear,close ratio is easy as they race MG Midgets. Also ask lots of people, my engine was free from a re-conditioner in a skip with other surplus engines. You can also shorten a mogggy axle.

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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby pbove » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:49 pm

I also think that the MG heritage people produce brand new ones...
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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby GrahanR » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:05 pm

Have a look at e.s.m this is who I got all my axle parts from great online shop and great service

Morrisminorspares.co.UK

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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby max » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:05 pm

Why not build a transverse engine car with a Fiat box and independant (or even de dion) rear suspension?

Might save messing about with older boxes etc...
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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby DaveHodkin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:26 pm

Thanks for all the responses.

In answer to Max's question, I can't help feeling that the combination of rear weight bias, fixed gearing and compromises around the rear underbody shape will make them slower, which kind of defeats the point...

I'd like to be proved wrong as it would make things easier...
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Re: Suppliers of 'old' bits

Postby Martin Kemp » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:09 pm

There are a least 2 "trannies" on the way this season so we should find out before too long ,

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