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i own a CP version UK 1971 TR6 with overdrive, have done since 1979.The car was professionally rebuilt in 1993 and at the same time the gear box was rebuilt by Pete Cox. The car has done only a few thousand miles in the last 25 years. However it does have a problem time to time with gear selection  when going into reverse. Twice I’ve knocked it too far over and got it stuck. The first time the gear box had to come out. It’s time this got sorted so can anyone recommend a TR specialist who can replace the worn gear selection mechanism and attend to any other gear box issues they may find along the way? I live in Hampshire.Thanks in anticipation of recommendations.


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  welcome to the forum.  have you got a name.

The gearbox has a three rail selector rod mechanism.  To ensure that only on rail operates at any one time there is an interlock (two balls and a small shaft)

If the ball(s) or shaft are the wrong shape/size/worn then it may be possible to get things jammed.


The good thing is that you do not need to remove the gearbox for this.

The top cover comes off (eight screws - once the inside of the car is emptied). and you fix it on the bench.


It is actually quite simple - BUT - you do need to know what you are doing.


Of course it could be a different fault entirely.





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