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Old 09-09-2007, 12:46 AM
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I have a 75 Triumph TR6 that I want to put a diesel into. Alas MB diesels are too large to fit into the engine compartment. VW diesels would be great but they are front wheel drive.

1st question: Does anyone know of a 5 speed rear wheel transmission that will bolt up to a VW diesel engine?

2nd question: Anyone got any suggestions as to a 4 cylinder diesel and 5 speed rear wheel transmission setup that might fit and that I can get parts for? I have an 81 Isuzu 1.8 diesel, but can't find parts for it.
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:14 AM
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I have a 75 Triumph TR6 that I want to put a diesel into. Alas MB diesels are too large to fit into the engine compartment. VW diesels would be great but they are front wheel drive.

1st question: Does anyone know of a 5 speed rear wheel transmission that will bolt up to a VW diesel engine?

2nd question: Anyone got any suggestions as to a 4 cylinder diesel and 5 speed rear wheel transmission setup that might fit and that I can get parts for? I have an 81 Isuzu 1.8 diesel, but can't find parts for it.
That car just made Time Magazine's list of the 50 worst cars of all time.
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I know there are people who put the 1.9 tdi into all kinds of stuff, check stuff for suzuki samurai's thats a very popular one and you may be albe to use the transmission out of it, from what I have seen it has a divorced transfercase. and Im not 100% sure but I think most VW bell housings are the same so you may be able to use 1.6 also
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:26 AM
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VW diesels would be great but they are front wheel drive.
The VW Quantum TD is rear wheel drive.

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Old 09-09-2007, 01:37 AM
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That would probably work in the TR6. IIRC the engine in a TR6 slants also.
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I owned a Chevette Diesel with a Izuzu diesel and a 5 spd. Ford also used this engine in small tractors. You might try there for parts.
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That car just made Time Magazine's list of the 50 worst cars of all time.
Actually, Time put the TR7 on the list, not the TR6. Very big difference!
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I have a 75 Triumph TR6 that I want to put a diesel into. Alas MB diesels are too large to fit into the engine compartment. VW diesels would be great but they are front wheel drive.

1st question: Does anyone know of a 5 speed rear wheel transmission that will bolt up to a VW diesel engine?

2nd question: Anyone got any suggestions as to a 4 cylinder diesel and 5 speed rear wheel transmission setup that might fit and that I can get parts for? I have an 81 Isuzu 1.8 diesel, but can't find parts for it.

Small diesels, that is. Onan and Yanmar do as well.
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Actually, Time put the TR7 on the list, not the TR6. Very big difference!
I got the cars mixed up. I was thinking he was talking about the one that looks like a dustbuster.
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The volvo diesel of the eighties used a six cylinder vw diesel with a four speed and overdrive stick tranny. That would be a very rugged tranny. Maybe the later diesel will bolt to it too. I am sure the eighties four cylinder deisel would bolt to it too.

I don't know from experience but am conjecturing.

Really though you should keep the tr stock and get a cheap diesel to tool around in.

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Isuzu diesels are used in several marine engines and generator sets. If you can find a copy of "Boats & Harbors" you will find suppliers advertising Isuzu equipment.Ask around boat yards and marinas for a copy of the "yellow sheet" as that newspaper is commonly called.
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Isuzu diesels are used in several marine engines and generator sets. If you can find a copy of "Boats & Harbors" you will find suppliers advertising Isuzu equipment.Ask around boat yards and marinas for a copy of the "yellow sheet" as that newspaper is commonly called.
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lol, were throwing away a nissan diesel, because there are no more parts available for it, allthough it runs perfectly.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:38 PM
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lol, were throwing away a nissan diesel, because there are no more parts available for it, allthough it runs perfectly.
Aren't any parts available through Nissan?
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There should be plenty of forklift shops that stock parts.
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There should be plenty of forklift shops that stock parts.
Well, its at my work, were just going to throw it away, we cant get new parts for it oem.
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