5 speed transmission in a GTE

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5 speed transmission in a GTE

Post by Racerrad » Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:06 pm

O.K., call me crazy but I'm looking to install a 5 speed transmission out of a 330 in my GTE. The question I have for now is what am I looking at with regard to clutch linkage? Am I correct in thinking that the original GTE set up was a mechanical linkage and the 5 speed is hydraulic?

Any comments pro or con are appreciated.

Thanks, Rad
1963 250 GTE S/N 4221 w/ 330 engine.

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Post by Charlie_Dodge » Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:46 pm

The 330's 5 speed clutch linkage is hydraulic.
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Post by tyang » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:05 pm

Hi Rad,

Since the GTE has a mechanical linkage, you'll have to figure out how to adapt the two systems together.

I would probably find going hydraulic a better setup. If you don't mind destrying the original pedal box, I wonder if there is a way to adapt the original clutch pedal to operate a master cylinder much like the brake pedal. The easiest way would be to fabricate a whole new pedal box with brake and clutch master cylinders side by side and mount them in the original position. The arms could poke out of the floor in the same slots as the original, and no one would know. The clutch resevoir could be mounted next to the brake resevoir in the engine compartment.

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Post by John Vardanian » Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:22 pm

The first question to ask is whether the nose shaft of the 330 gearbox would fit the end of the 250 crankshaft, i.e., would the splines match. If that is not a problem then why not try to adapt the 250 bell housing to the 330 gearbox, so you can stay with the 250's original clutch actuation?

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Post by daffy » Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:28 am

Hi Rad
The 365 2+2 are mechanic operated and the parts will fit a 330 series II
gearbox.
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Post by Racerrad » Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:07 pm

John, I actually have a 330 engine so I know that the gearbox will work.

Dag, are you suggesting that the pedal box configuration on a 365 or 330 is adaptable for this application?

Thanks, Rad
1963 250 GTE S/N 4221 w/ 330 engine.

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Post by daffy » Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:45 am

Hi Red
I don't know if the 330 gearbox will fit your 250 engine, but the 365 2+2 clutch are cable operated so you can use your original pedalbox. The parts
you need to convert your 330 gearboks from hydralic to cable are aviable with Fred Petroskie in Chaumount NY.
www.mostlybritish.com

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330 GT 2+2 Serie II VIN 8495, 1966
Fiat DINO Coupe 246, 1971
Fiat Ritmo Abarth 1988
ISO Milano Diva 1959
Audi Urquattro 1984
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, 2006

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