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 Post subject: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:45 pm 
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Does anyone have a sprint auto box surplus?

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:33 pm 
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PM sent to you Will.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:58 pm 
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Thanks for your help Matt, I’ll keep searching :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm 
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Will, have PM'd you.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:59 am 
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Are the Sprint auto boxes different to other Triumph autos?
I have a spare BW35 out of a 2000 and a BW65 out of a Dolomite in the garage.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:08 pm 
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Hello Yorkshire _spam
From what I’ve been learning so far is that the official sprint box is a type 65 no. 17 or 6071 Post 1980.

Luckily Rich has a number 17 albeit minus the converter which I’m hoping to find next hopefully!

Many thanks though!


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:04 pm 
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My box is a '65, Borg-Warner' and the number is: 6048 1398, if that's of any help.

It's got an interesting stamp error though :? , it has "35" stamped, but, it is a 65 box without doubt, the 35 box looks very different.

I hope you can see that, there's a mirror down at the serial number plate, look closely.
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Borg-Warner 65 box.
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It's also got the oil cooler for it.
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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:26 pm 
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Well it’s funny that because when I looked though the manual earlier it stated type 35!
Oh boy, think I’ll stick an electric pack in it, at least it’ll be automatic.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
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The manual is a misprint, ALL Dolomite autoboxes are 65s, I think there are internal differences between the models but only the Sprint came with an oil cooler as standard, the lower spec cars had a short U pipe between the 2 cooler pipe takeoffs.

Still looking for your crank spacer bits, they'd been in the same place in my workshop since 2012, but I had to move out by Jan 1st as my landlord had the temerity to die on me! Now everything is a bit chaotic. But they must be around here somewhere, iv'e thrown a ruck of stuff away, but nothing for Dolomites!

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:35 pm 
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You could try and fit a ZF gearbox 4 speed from at Jag or BMW

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:37 am 
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Cheers Steve, good luck

Dave, want to Keep original if I can, cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint auto box
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 pm 
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The manual is a misprint, ALL Dolomite autoboxes are 65s, I think there are internal differences between the models but only the Sprint came with an oil cooler as standard, the lower spec cars had a short U pipe between the 2 cooler pipe takeoffs.
You're definitely right about all Dolomites being 65's, I'd be surprised if a 35 could be made to fit inside the tunnel. Dolomites were the first 65 box I came across years back, they must have been one of the first cars fitted with them.

I think you're right about the cooler as well, I can't think of any other differences, (apart from production mods that they all got), AFAIR they all have the maximum number of clutch plates. Only modification that can be done is build the box up inside a Jag or Rover casing (or BMW if you can find one) and then you get larger servos for SECOND and REVERSE.

Just had a quick look and some 65 boxes do have smaller clutch packs so maybe the ordinary Dollies have those and the Sprint gets the full monty, but the clutch packs are easily uprated.

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