i came across this recently. anybody ever heard of it?
Juat picked up a nice tip on making 4 speed Triumph, and any other Brit transmissions, shift better. The reason you miss shifts with Brit 4 speeds, particularly the Triumph's, is that they have too many dogs on the lower gears. We got a transmission in that a guy had modified for racing, and what he had done was grind every other dog half-way down, so the remaining dogs would have an easier time engaging, but when the gear was slid all the way over, he would still have full engagment of all the dogs. He said it works slick. I have always opted for the Triumph 5 speed, whenever I could find one as the 4 speeds were tough to catch some of the gears, the 5 speed has fewer dogs, but now I'll try this and see if it straightens out my 4 speeds. BTW, I just bought a 64' TR6 SR and a 65' Bonneville, couldn't help myself. I may sell off one of them.