Several years ago the MOC commissioned and had manufactured 2nd and 3rd loose and the 2nd and 3rd sliding gears which would be compatible and suitable to repair the original Sachs 200 gear box. The project was a major undertaking and a considerable amount of time and effort was put in by Roger Adams to make this happen. There has been a continuing demand for these parts, but the original manufacturers involved have not been able to assist us in producing further supplies.
Several years ago the Messerschmitt Club Deutschland took an alternative approach by supplying virtually complete gearboxes. Although the individual component parts from these could not be interchanged with an original Sachs gearbox, the entire set is suitable to completely replace a worn out or broken gearbox in any Sachs 200 AZL-R engine casing from the full period of production (1955 to 1964).
The MOC purchased at least 3 sets of these gears, one of which was fitted by Derek Cole into an engine for Yvonne Jaques, which she has successfully used for many years. The MOC still has 2 unused sets of these gears in stock which are available to members. To enable the MOC to try to invest in commissioning new 2nd and 3rd gears again, we are offering these for sale. As there are only 2 sets it has been decided to offer these to all members on a sealed bid auction basis. We have been unable to find exactly how much the MOC originally paid for these parts and so our normal pricing system cannot be applied. Similar gear sets are currently available in Germany for around €1,700.
Although the 2 sets up for auction come without any guarantees, the fact that they have performed well for others is a good indication of quality. A reserve for each set of £1,100 was agreed at the NEC AGM meeting, so only offers in excess of this amount will be considered. Bids should be sent to the MOC Partsmart Center by 12th July, and the bids will be reviewed at the Kettering Rally where the successful bidders will be announced. These gear sets are offered with new genuine F&S bushes and thrust washers but please note that the mainshaft is an excellent condition used part.
Please ensure that you bid includes your name and contact details so that we can confirm safe receipt and so we may verify that your membership is current. Please include an email address for the MOC to confirm receipt of your bid. In the event of a successful bid, payment can be made using any of the normal payment methods available through Partsmart. You may present your bid by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or letter
Photos of the parts are shown below. If you have any questions please contact David Garner by email or phone using the contact details inside the cover of this magazine.
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In 2015 we celebrate 60 years since the introduction of the KR200 with some early and rare cars attending. Our rally is a 4-day event based at Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, NN15 6NJ on 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th July 2015. Don’t worry if you cannot attend for all the 4 rally days, there is something to do and a lot to see on each day. You can also extend your stay before or after the rally and organisers are on site from 15th to 20th July.
All facilities including camping, the social evenings, and dinner on Saturday 18th will be within the grounds of Wicksteed park see http://www.wicksteedpark.co.uk/. It is also possible to stay on site in one of Wicksteed’s luxury timber lodges: http://wicksteedpark.org/stay-with-us/
This year's rally programme features scenic guided drives on pleasant country roads to three major places of interest - come along with us!