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Hot!Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5

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2021/07/29 09:21:57 (permalink)
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Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5

Hi All,
 
I'm looking at removing my Type 9 and replacing it with a stronger transmission to handle the new turbo pinto build.
Searching retroford etc and also local suppliers in Australia, the Mazda N7 5 speed gearbox seems to be getting allot of air time. Viteese etc are also using these.
 
N7 Mazda MX5 Five Speed Gearbox (Used) (MX5-007) – Retroford
 
Does anyone know if there is any difference between Aus delivered N7's and those from over seas? Some local suppliers are saying they are different to Aus supplied models. I just cant imagine Mazda releasing two separate gearboxes for the same car in different markets.
 
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    martymexico
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    Re: Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5 2021/07/29 14:23:16 (permalink)
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    Maybe it's gear ratios ??
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    Re: Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5 2021/07/29 18:46:15 (permalink)
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    Taff on FB in Adelaide ( 0882506838) has a few posts saying that also, that Aus  Mazda boxes that he uses are different from those used overseas, but not  exactly how. He advertises that he has them in stock ready to go.
    Let me know Kieran if you end up going through with the replacement and you'ré open to selling the type 9.
    I need something for my van project once I find a pinto.
     
    thanks
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    Re: Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5 2021/07/30 10:08:25 (permalink)
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    Taff gets his from retro ford i believe, id hate to see the mark up hes providing for something anyone can order.

    I think its ratios that are different and it does not mount at an angle like some. I believe scott from classic ford care knows the exact differences and he has told me but i cant remember.


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    Re: Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5 2021/07/30 20:40:13 (permalink)
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    Think Robbie think... We just gotsta know
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    Re: Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5 2021/07/31 16:04:42 (permalink)
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    bit of cut and paste here.

    The NC was not sold with a 5speed option in Australia. In other words we only got the six speed in Australia and the N7 gearbox was never used here. So old mate is correct, the 5 speed boxes he’s selling are much stronger than the Australian ones because you could’t get one to suit a Duratec in an Australian car.
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    Re: Mazda N7 Gearbox - Mk3 Mx5 2021/08/02 11:24:12 (permalink)
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    Thanks Robbie... 
    Keen to hear from anyone that has fitted one and whether any tunnel massaging is required..... I got the Type 9 in a manual tunnel with no chopping (apart from gearstick hole) so it would be good to do that again....
    I also wonder about the gearstick location relative to the Type 9. I could look that up but just keen to hear first hand experience.
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