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HT 253 GEARBOX

My question is a simple one. Does anyone here know where I can get a manual gearbox for my HT 253? I am sick of looking at her sitting there minus a gearbox.

Sick of trawling e-bay and other sites and not getting anywhere.

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A VERY long time ago I pulled out my shot gearbox and took it to a place in St Peters to get it reconditioned. Things were going well for a while - the guy had been there forever and he came highly recommended by nearly every mechanic in the inner west. I went there and inspected the gears he was going to put in the casing. I left there with the impression I was going to be cruising along very soon with a spiffy new transmission. I thought I would pay him the respect of not calling him till he was done, and before I knew it three months had passed. So I call. The guy who answers tells the the gearbox guy had died and when I went there to check it out, the place had been cleared out. So, now, no casing or linkages. That's where I left it. Now I'm ready to try to get my beloved car moving again but all I find are dead ends. So HELP! I don't want to be one of those guys who keeps a monaro in a barn his whole life and turns 89 and sells it to some little [Naughty Pottyword] in a bad suit and even [Naughty Pottyword]tier facial hair!

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what sort of gearbox are we talking, a 3 speed aussie all synchro or a 4 speed aussie, or saginaw?

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Hi Ben. I'm talking standard off the shelf 4 speed manual box to suit standard no frills 253. Looked on gumtree and everyone seems to live in Perth!!! So Yeah, That's where I'm at. Got the funds - can't find the box.

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a very quick search on gumtree shows quite a few 4 speeds available and this 3 speed as an example - similar ads for parts as well....so I would think you should find one to suit although I haven't done it - seems plenty also install 5 speeds from Toyotas...I don't think a stock 253 driven sensibly is going to be a concern re power...https://www.gumtree.... speed example https://www.gumtree.... 3 speed https://www.ebay.com...

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Hi Andrew,
The interwebs have always been mysterious and I seem to just bounce from one useless ad to another. That's why I got on this forum. I figured it would be full of people who love old Holdens like me (particularly original Monaros) and thus would possibly say: "Oh I know! Billy Bloggs down the road is selling an old gearbox from a trashed HT. He's had it sitting in his garage for years but he reckons all it needs is new seals and bearings. He even has the linkages! Here, let me shoot you his email..."
Yeah. That doesn't sound beyond the realms of possibility does it?

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if you don't ask you don't get so no harm in trying...a couple of other forums you might try...this one has bit of traffic and some people doing serious stuff...https://www.aussiev8... also try a Gumtree wanted add?...I'm sure you will get something but appreciate your frustration...there isn't the abundance of parts and bargain prices like there was 15 or more years ago...

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