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  • Mazda 5 speed for the TR6

    Has anyone heard of this? My friend sent this to me yesterday, he's ordering one for his 76 non overdrive.

    https://www.vitesse-ltd.com/products...29075688620115

  • #2
    Kind of confusing. I think these are for a Vitesse with TR6 coming soon. The prop shaft might be a different length, dunno. It is quite a bit more than a Toyota conversion or a rebuilt OD transmission but to each their own.
    I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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    • #3
      Interesting. Wonder how silly the shipping will be? Also wonder if they’d sell the kits sans gearbox?
      So much rust, so little time

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      • #4
        Yeah, saw it come up on my facebook feed....expensive when I do the Canadian dollar conversion its $4500 without the shipping included....

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        Tush
        81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
        73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
        62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
        60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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        • #5
          Interesting - they supply of Mazda 5-speeds is now much more plentiful than Toyota w58s, and this is a very light gearbox, so likely would work well. It is expensive though! Shame they didn't consider the 6-speeds from the later MX5's or the 6-speed from the Subaru BRZ - I can see those becoming the next generation of conversions for non OD cars.
          Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559U
          10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood | Gas-strut bonnet and boot lift kits

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          • #6
            I owned a '91 MX5 Miata 5-speed for 7.5 years & a 2000 MX5 6-speed for 18 years.
            I liked them both, but the 5-speed was far better to enjoy for daily driving.

            The 5-speed was a perfect gearbox with stock ratios.
            The 6-speed was close-ratio, designed for racing, where you would stay at very high revs- it was not suited to regular touring driving.
            I did not like it. I was always skipping 1st or 2nd gear, then skipping either 3rd or 4th. Many others on Miata.net agree.
            Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 08-13-2019, 10:57 AM.
            Walt
            CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
            poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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            • #7
              So Walt, I take your point, but, given the 2.5L engine’s narrow rev-range (compared to the 2.0 16v engine which revs to 7000) a close ratio box is desirable. After all, that is what A- and J-types provide. It also depends on the final drive ratio (diff). For the record, my son has a 6-speed NC Miata, and we both love it. Depends on how you are going to drive it I guess!
              Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559U
              10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood | Gas-strut bonnet and boot lift kits

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              • #8
                Well, yeah...all Miata's are lovable.
                And, I had a TR-250 with A-Type OD for 13 years, so I do understand that.
                If you ever get the opportunity to drive a 5-speed Miata, that would give you something to compare to the 6-speed.
                It is easier on one's left leg & perfectly adequate.
                Walt
                CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
                poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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                • #9
                  My friend who is buying this for his 6 has driven both the Mazda 5 speed and the 6 speed, and prefers the 5 speed. I had asked him about the 6 speed. I'm looking forward to driving it once he gets the new tranny installed.

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                  • #10
                    Asked about them here week or so ago
                    Nobody piped in so I guess nobody heard of therm.
                    They also produce 1 for the Wedge that is lighterr than the uprated "R" trans

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