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 Post subject: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:29 pm 
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How loud is the straight cut gearbox with straight cut drop gears, or should I keep the helical drop gears?
will it drive me mad before I go deaf :D

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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:18 pm 
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What reason are you wanting SCCR?

Fast road, track days, rally, race, sprint, hillclimb?

Power output?

or just the noise?

The answer is in these questions, as for noise it depends on who's set and how much underfelt your car has..

I use all SC on my comp car but helical on my road cars.


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Doing a works replica, power will not be the main concern I think :) ,are close ratio helical kits available? Will have some underfelt and soundproofing, I enjoy hearing the noise they make on videos but guess it's another story in real life.


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:34 pm 
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As per Dave below. Put it another way. If you were driving from Oxford to Manchester in a SCCR geared car, I'd say that you would be suicidal by the time you got to, say, Banbury.


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:56 pm 
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modern s/c boxes are not that noisy, compared to the old ones that used to scream.

its the drop gears that make the howling noise due to the way that they are made so that the ratios interchange.

I was once pulled by the police and given a seven day wonder for making 'excessive mechanical noise' in a mini with a horrific old s/c box & drops.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:17 pm 
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so s/c gears and split Webers will make a perfect orchestra :D


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Peter Laidler wrote:
As per Dave below. Put it another way. If you were driving from Oxford to Manchester in a SCCR geared car, I'd say that you would be suicidal by the time you got to, say, Banbury.


Piffle :lol:

As Minispares Rich says different sets make different noises, if you want real noise straight cut everything and add a weber.. :mrgreen:

Even with the above on my car it was the gearstick rattle and other noises that got on my tits the most.


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:33 pm 
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I don't find the Minispares set that noisy, best bet is to find someone local that knows what's in their gearbox and get them to give you a run out in it


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:37 pm 
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Richspec wrote:
Peter Laidler wrote:
As per Dave below. Put it another way. If you were driving from Oxford to Manchester in a SCCR geared car, I'd say that you would be suicidal by the time you got to, say, Banbury.


Piffle :lol:

As Minispares Rich says different sets make different noises, if you want real noise straight cut everything and add a weber.. :mrgreen:

Even with the above on my car it was the gearstick rattle and other noises that got on my tits the most.


It's always the silly things that drive you mad :lol: any particular set to go after, the box is a 3 synchro.
Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: SCCR noise
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Come on Richspec...... you could see that it was written with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek for heavens sake! Banbury is only about 8 miles from Oxford!!


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