View Full Version : Transmission Replacement Parts Source Needed

11-14-2002, 01:00 AM
My 1959 BT7 is having the transmission overhauled, and I recently learned that the mechanic is having some difficulty finding some replacement parts. I am not sure exactly what he needs at the moment, but he does have Moss and Victoria British catalogs.

What other sources are there for difficult to find parts?

Are there any ways to upgrade my transmission and make it better than the original, while we have it apart?

Many thanks

Will Harrison

11-14-2002, 06:40 AM

I would imagine the layshaft may require replacement.
SC Parts in the UK are now offering a re manufactured part for the first time in many years.
I realise it is in the UK but their export service is very good.
Website is www.scparts.co.uk (https://www.scparts.co.uk)

11-14-2002, 01:46 PM
The mechanic that is helpig me with this has found a rebuilt layshaft that is priced at $356
including our exchange. Can I beat this price elsewhere or not?


62 BT7
11-14-2002, 02:43 PM
Will, try this fellow. I've delt with him several times always with good results.

Bill at "Bolt-on Healeys"
541)895-5576 fax 541)895-4901
E-Mail Tricarb@AOL.COM

RF Thom
11-15-2002, 12:10 AM
John Esposito @ Quantum Mechanics Ltd. is a great source & extremely knowledable. He is at [203] 459-9612, 505 Wheller Rd., Monroe CT 06468 or e/mail - quantumechan@earthlink.net.
I do my own rebuilding but found John has those had to find parts not listed in Moss/Vic British. By the way Moss has the wrong split bushing for the end of the gear shift lever. I tried to alert them to this but they're brain dead.

Regards, Bob

11-15-2002, 03:10 AM
Many thanks for your input from me and my mechanic. I wish I could do the work myself,
but I am not confident enough to tackle a tranny.


11-16-2002, 04:17 AM
I also recieved a wrong split bushing for the end of the shift lever from Moss. I went round and round with them and they said "well no one else has said this is the wrong bushing. This means we have 2500 wrong parts in stock." I ordered another from them and it was correct the second time. The wrong one was too small in diameter on the inside and I goofed it up pretty bad (messed up the retainer). I just cut my losses and run once it's sorted out. Some of the Moss phone people are really bone headed.

RF Thom
11-16-2002, 04:52 AM
To Blighty - You found the same problem - internal ball dia. too small [wall thickness to great]. Victoria British have the right bushing. I was ordering some other parts from them and decided to try their bushing. Not only was it the right size but it was brass material in lieu of the more available nylon.

Regards, Bob