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buicfrank
Frank McIntyre

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02/22/2019 08:59PM

Main British Car:


metropolitan floor shift
Posted by: buicfrank
Date: February 22, 2019 09:09PM

I've read some Nash Metropolitan articles and came across this forum. I'm looking for a floor shift assembly for this Met. Would anyone know and numbers, makes, or anything about these units? Thanks Frank


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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07/04/2012 05:09PM

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Re: metropolitan floor shift
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: February 25, 2019 08:47PM

From what I've been able to discover, the engine/transmissions were mostly the Austin B-series, which were used in the MGA, and in larger cc, in the MGB, as well as the Morris Oxford/ Austin Cambridge and even the International Harvester "Metro-Mite" delivery truck. Depending on where you live, you may be able to find parts sources locally. Another option might be to look at a Japanese 5 speed - at one point, there was a connection between Austin and Nissan, so something there might help. I seem to recall a number of BMC cars being upgraded with Datsun/Nissan 5 speeds when perusing Hemmings.

Hope this is some help,
Doug


spridget
bill green
Maine
(55 posts)

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03/22/2008 01:29PM

Main British Car:
3 1980 TR8, 1 TR7 2 Bugeye Sprite 1 MG midget TR8 3.5 and 5.0, Sprite 1098 and ?

Re: metropolitan floor shift
Posted by: spridget
Date: February 27, 2019 09:29AM

The Datsun transmission (B210), 4 and 5 speed, has become expensive and some what hard to find. The transmissions are $700 and up when you can find one. The conversion kits start at about $650 and range to $1000 +. Rivergate is one source and another can be found at Gerard's garage. Rivergate has a long history and Garard has the updated kits from one of the originators of the idea. I think Moss and British Victoria make kits that are very expensive.


buicfrank
Frank McIntyre

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02/22/2019 08:59PM

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Re: metropolitan floor shift
Posted by: buicfrank
Date: February 28, 2019 09:05PM

I'm finding this project might be out of my price range. But I'm going to look a little longer. Thanks for the replies. Frank


40indianss
don foote

(58 posts)

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08/01/2013 04:35PM

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Re: metropolitan floor shift
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: February 28, 2019 09:14PM

Have a mga 4 speed complete $200 if interested. Located southeast Washington state


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