The Ford Type-9 five-speed gearbox (also referred to as a ‘Type N’ gearbox in some workshop manuals) was Ford’s first RWD five-speed box.

Today, it is commonly used for five-speed conversions on older vehicles. However, it is not just suitable for classic Fords, but also for other classic makes such as MG and Triumph as well as for umpteen kitcars, of course.

Burton Power has just taken delivery of a batch of these gearboxes that have been reconditioned using the GBT9200 long first gear conversion kit to Ford’s original equipment standards.

This partial gear kit is designed to lower the ratio of first gear from a short 3.65:1 to a much more useable 2.98:1. The kit includes a brand new mainshaft first gear and a repurposed layshaft cluster that has been modified and fitted with the new first gear.

The Burton Type-9 gearbox with long first gear can be ordered as part number GBT9160 at £2040.00 inc VAT as an outright sale with no exchange required.

More details at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or via www.burtonpower.com ENDS.