I´m Daniel from Munich/Germany and I`m new to this forum. I just bought a 63 F-85 without engine and transmission, the rest of the car is nearly complete but naturally not in best condition.
I already read many of the discussions on engine swaps, so I decided, if I will not resell the car anyway, to keep things original. It has the shifter for the 3speed tranny on the steering column.
The Rover engines are not so difficult to get here in Germany but I don`t know anything about the matching transmission. Can anybody give me the right type/manufacturer of the 3speed manual transmission used in these cars?
Are there any other transmissions from Rover or something else that fit without changing the driveshaft?
I have another question concerning the VIN. I have only a small metal plate with the VIN information. Was the VIN also stamped somewhere in the sheetmetal of the body?
thanks for the transmission information!
Where in The framerails is The VIN Stamped in?
I think somewhere on The hump for The frontaxle, right?
Sorry, but The preowner covered The whole thing with a thick anti-rust paint, so before I begin to scratch it off, it would be better to know The right Position where to search ;-).
thanks for The bellhouse information. My Problem is that there is no transmission in my car and I wanted to know which was The original manual 3 speed used in The 1963 F-85 cars. The original driving shaft is still in there and I want to keep it because The spare parts Situation is even worse here in Germany…