Diesel bell housings are different....

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Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by marina12 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:19 pm

Still learning about Marinas and Itals- the diesel had a different bell housing? I thought it was a 1.8. (1.7) box.
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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by MarinaCoupe » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:43 pm

The Diesel bellhousing is in two halves. The cast backplate for the engine is about 2-3 inches deep covering the flywheel most of the clutch cover and then the bellhousing in your picture.

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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by marina12 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:45 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by balmy » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:35 pm

Is the actual gearbox any different? Lower ratios I think I remember?
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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by MarinaCoupe » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:04 am

Same gearbox ratios as standard 1.8/1.7. BL fitted them with the 1.3 diff with the 4.11:1 ratio though.

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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by balmy » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:09 pm

Ah ok.
This is fairly near to me.....
1974 Marina Tc Coupe - 1950CC
1982 Morris Ital HL Estate - 7600 miles from new
1992 Lada Niva Cossack - brilliant
2008 Ducati 1098R TB21 LE 200bhp/99lb/ft of a monster on two wheels. All from 1198cc
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!974 Honda CD175-awaiting resto - now stripped

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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by MarinaCoupe » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:28 pm

David - the gearbox will have the black speedo drive to match the 4.11:1 diff, to run it with a 3.63:1 diff will need the orange/red speedo drive.

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Re: Diesel bell housings are different....

Post by Gee tc » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:30 am

The clutches are the same.
I fitted a diesel clutch in my previous Tc

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