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#1 Peter Morley

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:22

Does anyone know the development history of the Hewland FT200?

When it came out (1966) it had 2 bolt mounting underneath, and a 6 bolt bellhousing.

Later it was modified to 4 bolts underneath.

And more recently to 6 bolts underneath with 8 bolt bellhousing (not sure if these modifications occurred at the same time).

What I would like to know is when did it change from 2 to 4 bolts underneath?
e.g. which is the correct speciifcation for a 1972 F2 gearbox?

Also, as they were damaged some 2 bolt boxes were re-cased with 4 bolt main caes, any idea if these can still be considered to be 'early' boxes?

Thank you
Peter

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#2 cosworth bdg

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:34

Originally posted by Peter Morley
Does anyone know the development history of the Hewland FT200?

When it came out (1966) it had 2 bolt mounting underneath, and a 6 bolt bellhousing.

Later it was modified to 4 bolts underneath.

And more recently to 6 bolts underneath with 8 bolt bellhousing (not sure if these modifications occurred at the same time).

What I would like to know is when did it change from 2 to 4 bolts underneath?
e.g. which is the correct speciifcation for a 1972 F2 gearbox?

Also, as they were damaged some 2 bolt boxes were re-cased with 4 bolt main caes, any idea if these can still be considered to be 'early' boxes?

Thank you
Peter

Peter, I am currently restoring an Australian Formula 2 [circa 1973] and it is fitted with the original FT200 fitted when the car was built in 1973, and it has 2 bolts underneath.....Cheers ,Peter N......

#3 T54

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 21:04

Peter, the FT is derived from the HD4/HD5 series. The 4-bolt FT dates from 77-78 for the RALT RT1 if I recall.
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#4 cosworth bdg

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:57

[QUOTE]Originally posted by T54
[B]Peter, the FT is derived from the HD4/HD5 series. The 4-bolt FT dates from 77-78 for the RALT RT1 if I recall.
Regards, Correct , Cheers.........

#5 Peter Morley

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:10

Originally posted by T54
Peter, the FT is derived from the HD4/HD5 series. The 4-bolt FT dates from 77-78 for the RALT RT1 if I recall.
Regards,

T54


Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to know.


Peter