Author Topic: 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?  (Read 408 times)

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123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?
« on: June 19, 2019, 15:59:54 »
Hi Guys,
WHas anyone tried fitting a 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda?  This transmission has the gear lever controls on the left and I am concerned that the tunnel might be too narrow.
Any ideas?
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Re: 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 23:04:44 »
I'm thinking that you need a top loaded transmission.
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Re: 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 07:34:11 »
Thanks Gents.
I have just found a 265/6 Getrag in Cape Town. Will pick it up over the weekend.
Now I need Mark to clear his inbox, on order for me to purchase his Getrag kit.
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Re: 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 22:39:28 »
If your Getrag doesn't have a speedometer cable drive you will have to use an electronic drive of some sort.  The cable drive from BMW is no longer available.

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Re: 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 23:53:02 »
When i fitted a Getrag to my earlier Pagoda, it had an electronic speedo output and i had to get an electronic to cable drive unit.  It was quite expensive but BMW was able to supply.


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Re: 123 Series 5 speed box in a Pagoda ?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 02:03:34 »
Try to find an old 80-81 BMW 528i w/a 5-speed.  Has the mechanical speedo gear.

Found a running beater for $400.   Of course, snagged the trans and the banana intake to put in my E9.

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