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Not strictly a triumph question but someone here may know. My GT6 has a type 9 conversion with the short tail housing. However with the engine shifted 6 inches back the gearstick is again too far rearward. I have a few options. Alan voigt makes an elan conversion with the stick in the right place but he seems quite difficult to deal with from initial enquiries. I can make my own linkage on top but this has every chance of being sloppy. I've noticed the transit type 9 would put the stick in a great location but ratios would be awful. So the question: does anyone know of the gearsets/ I put shaft etc are swappable for standard type 9/ uprated parts? Or have any other suggestions on the whole issue? Thanks

Kai

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on the 50 series we had all the engine  and gearbox options meant there were about ten gear levers to get the knob in the right operating window  for  lhd rhd , 

we tried hard to rationalise with sticks bent in all shapes to make one size fits all   Nah   

apart from its looks wrong have you tried a long z sort of profile to get the knob more forwards , hardly a racey look but  !!!

Pete

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22 hours ago, DrKai said:

Not strictly a triumph question but someone here may know. My GT6 has a type 9 conversion with the short tail housing. However with the engine shifted 6 inches back the gearstick is again too far rearward. I have a few options. Alan voigt makes an elan conversion with the stick in the right place but he seems quite difficult to deal with from initial enquiries. I can make my own linkage on top but this has every chance of being sloppy. I've noticed the transit type 9 would put the stick in a great location but ratios would be awful. So the question: does anyone know of the gearsets/ I put shaft etc are swappable for standard type 9/ uprated parts? Or have any other suggestions on the whole issue? Thanks

Kai

My only suggestion would be to talk to BGH who are possibly the best T9 specialists. They may just know....

The Alan Voigt conversion looks ideal, is it worth persisting?

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BGH info from Classic Ford mag.....

https://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Classic-Ford-May-2011-Ford-Type-9-five-speed-guide.pdf

As regards the Transit T9, some pics here

https://www.transitcenter.uk/gearbox-ford-transit-1986-speed-type-p-4312.html

I would imagine that you could mix and match bits to get the ratios you want with the transit shift, but having seen the pics I'm really not sure why you'd want to? Offset to one side and very tall.

Alan Voight version looks good. Not seen that before.

Nick

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Had a look at bent gearstick but it's just too far back. Yeah the transit box is far from ideal just closer to something usable. But suspect it would be terribly sloppy so maybe not the best idea. The voigt box really is ideal but can't really get much out of him over the phone. I suspect I need to make a trip to Liverpool 

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BGH supplied my T9 box with long first and shortened remote, after a few months I wanted a quicker shift with a straight not cranked gear lever and slightly shortened lever length. So I phoned Chris at BGH and sent him my gear lever and for £40 he worked his magic. Works much better, no rattles as is common on other quick shifts and the gear knob is in a perfect position. I was going to do the mod myself but for that money why would you plus it was done by experienced engineers.

Although BGH have given me good service I do like the look of the Voigt box. Both company backgrounds sound similar so flip a coin!

Iain

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