that would be one solution, have to take the box out first though,
the other thing is that the 1.1i is a 5speed and the original is a 4speed so
i dont know if the gear leaver and parts will need changing as well
What happened to the gearbox, did you lose 3rd gear?
The boxes are interchangeable. Swap over all the linkages and you'll be
fine with going from 4 to 5 speed. I had a box swapped in my old fiesta
and 4th gear was too tall for the engine to cope so the car was
actually quicker top speed wise in 3rd.
Cheaper to buy a better car IMHO. Those fiestas are rubbish, rusty and
unreliable. Even a Mk3 / Mk4 Escort is amazing compared. That said, the
Mk4 Fiesta in 1.25 guise was a great car and a significant leap
forwards when you think how much Ford claim to have spent developing
the box go into all grears fine and do not jump out of any of them.
its just that there is like a loud grinding noise from it in our out of
if you put your foot on the clutch then it will quiten a bit, also third and
forth gear is not as bad on the loudness,
im starting to wonder if it is the release bearing as well as the gearbox.
as for the rust on these... this one is a mk2 1988 model, 84 original on the
clock, no rust, never been resprayed or filled.
but i think it wa owned by a (pratt in a hat() racer at some point) (opps!!!
this will get some swearing)
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