View Full Version : TR2/3/3A New TR3/4/6 5 speed offering

09-13-2009, 05:27 PM
My friend Bill took everyones concerns to heart and has made a complete kit with new cast bell housing etc.
It is diff than Hermans in thatyou use your stock clutch/fork set up.
There is no need to change flywheels either.
So I think it's nice to have a choice.
I have not had any issues with mine and I've got about a year of driving on it now.

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09-13-2009, 05:47 PM
Choice is good...

09-13-2009, 06:15 PM
Ive seen Bills conversion first hand and looks to be a great alternative to Hermans. I was over Bill's house saturday and and checked out one of the conversion that was to be sent out. Very well made parts and a great instruction book comes with the conversion. If I was not rebuilding my a-type I would not hesitate to purchase one. Yes Bill is a friend of mine so you may think my opinion is biased. All I know is he will always make good on his word.

09-13-2009, 06:27 PM
Always good to have a second design. I'm sure that they both have their plusses. But I(IMO) like Herman's because:

1) You <span style="text-decoration: underline">don't</span> use your stock clutch/fork set up. The hydraulic setup is really nice and it eliminates the slave&amp; bracket as well as the fork.
2) Unless you've got a TR4 or earlier, no flywheel or clutch change either. It all fits.
3) So does your TR gearshift lever.

Also Herman is now recommending a new custom length proshaft instead of the original locking collar.

But all said, good luck to Bill in his endeavor!

09-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Choice is good...

Nuff Said

09-13-2009, 07:28 PM
I'm glad to see he went the complete kit route as I was one of the guys who didn't like the idea of cobbling up components to get it installed. I gave Rick Patton the same advice as when he first came out with his TBI conversion (https://www.pattonmachine.com/) as it wasn't a complete kit. Choice is good and a complete kit is better. This makes four different 5 speed conversions that I know about for our cars. Lots of choices now. Good luck to Bill.

09-13-2009, 08:59 PM
On either kit I'd not choose the locking collar for the driveshaft. I used one for a bit and it worked fine but just don't trust all of that spinning mass to a few set screws in a collar.
I bought one of the prop shafts Bill has made for the TR3/4.
The other plus was my drive shaft needed rebuilding and I didn't know it, it wobbled/was out of balance where the shaft moves in the housing and caused the majority of the vibration in the car.
Nice to have choices.

09-13-2009, 10:17 PM
I have a collar too but I'm getting closer to justifying a new one w/o the slider.