CLUTH AND GEARBOX

A single dry plate clutch, 8 in. (203 mm.) on diesel models, 8 in. (216 mm.) strap-type on petrol models, with graphite release bearing requires no lubrication. The all-silent synchromesh gearbox has four forward speeds and one reverse, selected by a conventional lever mounted on the toeboard, thus allowing clear passage across the vehicle. Synchromesh is provided for top, third and second gears, all gears being positively located. Due to a special control ring incorporated it is virtually impossible to crash the gears. Access to the gearbox is obtained through an inspection cover in the front portion of the rear floor. Engine, clutch and gearbox form a complete unit, the "sandwich" type front rubber mounting and "cone" type rear mounting counteracting vibration.


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