Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ferrari Life Posts: 739
Really a piece of cake. All one has to do is to remove the belly pans, the rear exhaust system, remove the gas tank, disconnect both rear brake system (hydraulic and emergency), remove the seats and the interior panels, disconnect the two half shafts, drop out the DeDion tube assembly, disconnect the drive shaft from the clutch housing to the transaxle, disconnect the shifter connections, maneuver the transaxle assembly out of the chassis tubing, remove the differential oil line connections, separate the transmission from the differential unit, separate the differential casing, remove the differential carrier, remove the counter shaft, undo the 32 tab locks and remove the 16 nuts and bolts attaching the ring gear to the limited slip differential cage, disassemble the cross shaft and remove the spiral bevel gear from the third motion shaft. Then you are ready to select the correct sets of gears and put it all back together.
Gives one a better appreciation for all the overnight work the factory team mechanics did at tracks like the Venezuelan Grand Prix where the above procedure was carried out.
By the way this transaxle is not at all quiet when running.
Past: 500 Mondial S2 0556(0446)/MD owned 58 years from June 1960 to August 2018
Last edited by Admiral Goodwrench; 07-22-2012 at 04:58 PM.