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Early MGB (1963) LAYCOCK OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION

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60mgacoupe John Daley
Cataldo, ID, USA   USA
Hi, I have a1960 MGA Coupe at about 75%+ "restored". Along the way I purchased a 1963 MGB with an OD transmission and parted it out, except for the OD. I removed the OD transmission and engine and stored the OD in my shop under cover.
I'm going to sell my Coupe this spring/summer. I would also like to sell my OD Transmission. Can anyone give me an estimate of value, assuming it needs rebuilt. With the OD is the cross-member from the MGB (needed if you put it into an MGA) and a new switch that attaches to the top of the OD.

THANK YOU! John Daley, Meridian, Idaho

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A on a shoe string Peter Stevenson
Aubusson d'Auvergne, Auvergne, France   FRA
1960 MG MGA 1600 "A"
1972 MG Midget MkIII "Midget"
I can't speak for how UK values compare with USA, but I bought gearbox with a D type overdrive for £150 on eBay which appears to be fine (the fun of seeing what renovation it needs has to wait till I've finished the bodywork). Previously, I found one at a Beaulieu Autojumble which had been obviously lying in a field, had rusty splines and didn't even turn and he wanted £300! The vendors comment was revealing when I asked the price; 'Ah, that's a three bearing one isn't it - three hundred'.

They are quite rare, I've seen Heathrow Transmissions (UK) advertise an early reconditioned 'box and overdrive for £1600. You might find a transmission specialist will give you a fair price?

Bon chance, Pete

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Gary E Silver Member Gary Edwards
Kernersville, NC, USA   USA
They are worth more than that in the US. Post your question on the MGB side.



Gary

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