Posts Tagged ‘MA Gearbox’

Update: SatchShift Fitted

Posted: 14th January 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Work on the car continues. Last night I cut a section out of the chassis rail to confirm the thickness (SWG16 / 1.6mm) and then popped out this morning before work to get a square metre of zintec of the correct thickness. I can’t help thinking that anyone who believes that their 106 is rust free just hasn’t found it yet…

Progress has slowed becuase I’ve been waiting for some bits in the post, so last night I did my trial fit of the Satchshift. Everything was marked out and then drilled in place so it’s ready to fit when I’ve finished on the rest of the car.


Posted: 29th December 2010 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Colin Satchell and Sandy Brown have developed a long lever rose-jointed quick shift kit for the 106. This is it:



Affectionately known in 106 circles as the SatchShift kit, Colin sent it on the 10th December and it’d then been jammed in the Christmas post. It’s nicely made down to the grease nipples on the rose joints. I’m looking forward to getting it trial fitted and using it once the car is back on the road.

Gearbox Boxed Off

Posted: 19th November 2010 by asteriskr in Painting, Rallye 16v
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Yesterday before creating a dust storm in the garage I sanded the POR15 Chassis Coat Black topcoat of the gearbox mounting bracket down and repainted it as I wasn’t happy with the finish. Covered it up with a big tuppaware plastic box and left it to dry. I’m satisfied with the outcome – not bad for a brush painted job eh? Artist quality sable brushes for the win!

Gearbox Mounting Bracket

All fitted now and the gearbox is sealed up in a big cardboard box until fitting time.