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Gswest236
Scott West
Seabeck, Washington
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07/14/2021 09:13PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGBGT V8 Olds 215 Stroked to 266

Rover LT77 5 speed shifter makes clicking sound on hard acceleration
Posted by: Gswest236
Date: May 13, 2022 08:35PM

Im wondering if anyone here has come across this issue with the Rover LT77 5 speed. Its on my MGBGTs 3.5 Olds V8. When you are going down the road and accelerate aggressively the shifter vibrates and makes what a pilot might liken to the sound a stall warning stick shaker makes. Other than that it operates well, other than a few issues. The 2nd gear sincro is going south. Ive noticed that reverse is touchy and if not fully engaged you might get a funny vibration telling you your not fully in gear. I know there is someone here thats experienced this with one of these transmissions. It may be that its due for a rebuild. On that note, is there a better option for this car and engine package. It may be a fitment issue going to another type of 5 speed.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/2022 09:03PM by Gswest236.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Rover LT77 5 speed shifter makes clicking sound on hard acceleration
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 14, 2022 09:33AM

You could check to make sure your bellbousing bore is concentric with the crankshaft.

Jim


Gswest236
Scott West
Seabeck, Washington
(28 posts)

Registered:
07/14/2021 09:13PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGBGT V8 Olds 215 Stroked to 266

Re: Rover LT77 5 speed shifter makes clicking sound on hard acceleration
Posted by: Gswest236
Date: May 14, 2022 11:19AM

Thanks, if I end up removing it,Ill check that. It doesnt vibrate or make any noise under normal driving though.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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I really thought that I'd be an action figure by now!

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Re: Rover LT77 5 speed shifter makes clicking sound on hard acceleration
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: May 16, 2022 03:44PM

May not be the trans at all.
A Ujoint can do that, as well as a broken leaf spring. Could also be a driveshaft that is out of phase.

Cheers
Fred


Gswest236
Scott West
Seabeck, Washington
(28 posts)

Registered:
07/14/2021 09:13PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGBGT V8 Olds 215 Stroked to 266

Re: Rover LT77 5 speed shifter makes clicking sound on hard acceleration
Posted by: Gswest236
Date: May 16, 2022 09:08PM

It might be something with third gear. Now that I think about it, thats when I usually get into it. I cant say it does in the other gears.
Thanks for the input!


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