March 2017 Update

I have just been back to check on the 109 and give it a quick drive around the compound.  It is a bit manic doing an eight hour overnight flight (over 11 hours on duty, including the pre and post flight tasks), getting to Birmingham, collecting the hire car, rushing to the crew hotel for […]

The Borg Warner Unit and Tdi-ZF4HP22 Plate

Just a quick couple of photos to show the Borg Warner transfer box and the torque converter housing (to take the  place of the existing flywheel housing) to mate the ZF auto box to the 200Tdi. The Borg Warner unit has the same low ratio as any LT230, but has the 1.22 hi range ratio […]

Some new bits and plans

Well, there’s no chance of me putting any of this into place for a very long time, but I have bought a Range Rover Classic Borg Warner transfer box and a Discovery 200Tdi ZF22 automatic gear box and associated parts for a retrofit to the 109.  Both were very cheap and the ZF at least […]

New Mechanic

The 109 has a new mechanic: Helena. I moved out to Dubai two months ago, so Helena is the sole user of the 109 now.  That also means that she has to deal with any problems that come up, like a recent issue with gear selection being very difficult. Helena was able to determine it […]

Gear Box Dec 2014

I have finally removed,stripped, assessed and rebuilt the box today, save for the cast iron front cover inside the bell housing, which needs a new seal as the old one has a blemish where it contacts the input pinion and is weeping into the bell housing through the drain hole in the bottom of the […]

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