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Discussion in 'Tuning and Performance' started by Nathan, May 11, 2015.
Midlands 5 Speed Overhaul Manual - Library
Dang. That looks like so much fun, now I wish I had a blown Midlands.
I think you had enough fun with the automatic rebuild. :biggrin5:
I think this should be cross-linked with this old thread.
Thanks Nathan. I downloaded it, I'll need that soon enough. I should buy one that's already blown and fix it so I'll have one ready when mine finally gives up.
If anyone needs any advise on building a Midlands let me know....I think I'm becoming an expert!
The Midlands got an up-grade!
Seems I'm the CR guru now
Here's a few photos regarding the C clamps and my straight cut gear set.
This is what happens with low oil.
The 3 types of Mini synchro rings. Peugeot uses the one piece non fiber ring
For sure the torx bolts will round off so I weld a nut on. When rebuilding a Midlands it is always wise to buy the 4 C clamp bolts and at lease 1 or 2 bearing plate bolts.
When the C clamp wear the 5th gear inner hub gets worn away
The forks wear away too!
Here's a worn and broken C clamp.
New clamps from Eminiparts.com
I collect the Midlands boxes mainly for spares.
The Peugeot gear set has a C clip instead of a nut
Straight cut set with Gripper LSD. I went for the straight cut synchro set instead of the dog box because my Mini is a daily driver.
When the gears or crown wheel let go the casing is always busted.
My swap from a normal gear set to straight cut. I went for a straight cut crown wheel and pinion too!
This is what happens when you don't change the oil on a regular basis! Sludge in the oil ways....not good.
Amazing. Hope all is well Chris.