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Posted by mark wustrack 
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moss gear box
May 24, 2005 01:44AM
i just got a series 1 3.8 e type i understand these gearboxes dont shift too well but just how bad are they? if i shift slowly its ok but if ishift fast like you would in a modern car it grinds in second and third but not in forth first and reverse seem aful noisey all other gears are quiet. i am just wondering if this is normal for this trans. all the old test reports ive read talk about the slow shifting gearbox.
Re: moss gear box
August 25, 2005 04:37AM
I believe that's normal for a Moss box. Now you know why a number of early series 1 owners retrofitted the later gearbox.

1973 E-type
Re: moss gear box
October 17, 2005 09:42PM
Yes. The Moss box is very noisy. Particularly in first. 1st gear is not not sycro-meshed. Be sure to come to a complete stop before shifting into 1st. But this is part of the mystique of the Moss.
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