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    pur-john, not pew-john! peujohn's Avatar
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    My brother has just bought another 504, the one that was advertised here on Aussiefrogs. It's a very clean, standard 1980 manual.

    The BA7/4 is SO GOOD. The synchros are excellent, the shift is light and accurate. After the BA10/5s in our other two 504s, this gearbox is a joy to use. I've made up my mind now that I will put a good BA7 into my car. In my mind, having a good shift quality is worth more than having an extra ratio, especially since I don't do too much highway driving.

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    it is a delight when you get to drive a nice BA7

    even the 7/5's aren't too bad in shift quality but as a rule a BA7 does have or is supposed to have a really nice feel to it

    the 10's are not as nice but they are a heavier duty box and when you drive a 7 and compare it to a 10 you can really tell the difference

    and yes i am talking both 4 and 5 speed versions of both boxes as i have driven both
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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn
    My brother has just bought another 504, the one that was advertised here on Aussiefrogs. It's a very clean, standard 1980 manual.

    The BA7/4 is SO GOOD. The synchros are excellent, the shift is light and accurate. After the BA10/5s in our other two 504s, this gearbox is a joy to use. I've made up my mind now that I will put a good BA7 into my car. In my mind, having a good shift quality is worth more than having an extra ratio, especially since I don't do too much highway driving.

    John
    But you know you really want a BA10/5 in it, dont you? (hint hint buy mine )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon
    But you know you really want a BA10/5 in it, dont you? (hint hint buy mine )
    as there are 2 for sale at the moment i have them in my mind

    i have a few things on my plate that include building an engine, servicing or replacing the tranny and then thinking about a gearbox

    so many decisions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon
    But you know you really want a BA10/5 in it, dont you? (hint hint buy mine )
    I already have a BA10/5... I wouldn't want to take the chance. Even if they are in good nick, they don't have a great shift. So I'm told.

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    I've always liked the BA7/5 in my 505. Really smooth action and all the syncros are perfect. Might have something to do with it only doing country fwy driving for the first 19 years of its life . Will certainly make a good buy when I sell it to some lucky person in a year or two .
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    Quote Originally Posted by nJm
    I've always liked the BA7/5 in my 505. Really smooth action and all the syncros are perfect. Might have something to do with it only doing country fwy driving for the first 19 years of its life . Will certainly make a good buy when I sell it to some lucky person in a year or two .
    Nick I'll buy it The luck I'm having getting one, ..yours might be the first one that becomes available....Hank.

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