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Triumph Spitfire - Transmission conversion

Hi All,

I am a regular subscriber to the MG site (I know, I know), but a friend with a Spitfire asked me a question that I think deserves an answer from the true experts...... The folks that own and operate Spitfires.

He (my friend) was told that he could use an overdrive transmission from a Volvo to convert his Spit to an O'Drive Spit.

The question is this: Has anyone ever done this? If so, what model Volvo was used and how much modification to the car is involved?

Thanks in advadce.

JR Ross

Hi, not sure about the volvo swap, but he should check out the weber carb web site, you can get a complete 5speed ford tranny with driveshaft that would work great. Tom
Tom Meader

This thread was discussed between 18/05/2004 and 20/06/2004

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