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I am planning to have a refurbished Type 9 gearbox delivered to a garage ready to fit rather than them taking the gearbox out and then having to order one in. The problem I have is that, without taking the gearbox out first, I don't know whether to order a long or short input shaft. From the information I have been able to find online, it seems that I most likely have a short input shaft as the long input shaft seems to be for a V6 engine. Before I place my order, is this a reliable assumption? Secondly, is there any way that I can double-check this without dismantling first? I assume I can measure the bell housing but I don't know what measurement would indicate long or short input shaft.
Quickly following on from my thread in "Start Line" regarding leaky input shaft seal, I'm now thinking about long term upgrades and in particular the gearbox. I'm assuming that my car will have a normal (short) input shaft mated to a red top 2l xe engine, but we all know what assuming does! Is there a way to determine the length of the input shaft without taking the engine/box out? Cheers Ian