Ford 5 speed type 9 gearbox

  1. Nick67GT

    Nick67GT Member

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    I'm fitting a reversing light switch to the above type gearbox and wondering if it just screws up tight to the body or does it need to be set at a certain distance out?

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    Also, I've put a bonded seal between the hexagon and the threaded boss into which it screws to stop any potential oil leaks, but is this needed?

    Thanks.
     
  2. johnik

    johnik Member

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    just tight to the body, usually just have a flat washer as there is no oil up that high
     
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  3. Dcal Forum Supporter

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    Usually just a thin aluminum washer between the switch and mounting face.
    Check it works with a multi meter (or a battery and bulb) to make sure the switch is not being held out by the bonded washer.

    If it works OK leave it as it is.
     
  4. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    There should be a washer/seal. Dowty type seal.
    Hand tight and then a 1/4 to seal and set.

    The switch can suffer from the bearing sticking, a quick press up and down on a block of would with some grease will help.
     
  5. Nick67GT

    Nick67GT Member

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    Yep, it's a a Dowty bonded seal I used (as above) and nipped up a 1/4 turn after hand tight.

    @Dcal Thanks for the tip!
     
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  6. atomant48

    atomant48 Forum Supporter

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    Are you using a hi gear kit ?
     
  7. Nick67GT

    Nick67GT Member

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    Good guess!

    Had to return the bell housing today - the 3/8" unc tappings so for the clutch slave cylinder were defective. One was oversize and the other was only partially threaded.

    Otherwise, a very good conversion.
     
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