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    1968L (USA) gearbox code help

    I saw the attached Kardex for USA 1968L Coupe 118 0 5118 the other day and am confused about the gearbox type shown on it

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    it shows gearbox number 3280871 but against it it seems to show gearbox type 901/14
    I have never heard of a 901/14 gearbox type and cant find it in my spec books but that might be lack of knowledge
    However ALL similar numbered 3280xxx gearboxes I have record of on 68L's are type 902/1 (or the little spec book shows them in one place as 902/01)
    Is this a rare mistake on a Kardex or is it something that I have not come across before and is not in the normal spec books ? OR is it just that I cant read a Kardex properly
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    I would think it is just another engine number (and type i.e. 901/14), whether it is a typo or replacement engine is another matter......it also means that there is no gearbox number which I also can't explain! Sorry not much help really.......
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    Hi Tim

    it is really the gearbox number - not another engine number. I think it is a mistake on the Kardex but I dont think I have ever heard about one on an engine or gearbox type before
    BUT you are correct the 328xxxx engines in 1968 were 901/14 - maybe the person writing up the kardex made a mistake and put the engine type in the gearbox type part because both engine and gearbox started with 3280
    the info and a picture of both the kardex and gearbox number is now posted in the for sale section here in post 1895
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    Hi Hugh

    I see.....would suggest it is a 902/1 box that was optional on the USA 68L, the 901/14 being the typo element in that it should have been put after '328 0588' on the Kardex?
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    yes i think so
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    I agree that the trans type is incorrect. I have other Kardex with the correct type attached to similar range trans serial numbers.
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