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Wanted Fox / CVR(W) gearbox - I'm looking for a fox gearbox or fox gearbox engine complete - Please let me know if you have one OR know of the possible whereabouts too. Thanks

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You’re going to struggle with any Fox parts. Helston Gunsmiths did have kits to convert a CVRT engine to fit Fox. I only know of one gearbox not in a vehicle, and it’s needs a rebuild. You might have to buy a vehicle in need of restoration to obtain one.

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As someone with responsibility over a Fox I echo the comments by Chris, if you see anything buy it, because it will be the last one you see, that is my experience. Good luck.

 

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When the Fox was in service they were often in workshops waiting for parts for weeks/months, I know as I worked on them from their introduction into service until they were obsolete. There was never the big back up of spares stock as we saw with Ferret and Saracen. Gearboxes were common to have to replace due to a flat spot in carburation, so doubtful too many reconditioned boxes came out in the surplus disposals.

regards, Richard

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thank you for the replies guys. Appreciate that these are probably going to be rare if in existence at all.

There were a number of foxes released with no engine / transmission - some time ago - but I'm guessing now that these were removed to replace parts on others perhaps.

Also the turrets on foxes were often swapped for the scorpion turret - so just curious whether this was done as part of the Sabre programme ie a converted scorpion - unlike the Scimiter which I think was a production model.

Peter

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Hi Peter,

There were a number of Foxes sold off without engines. They all had gearboxes and most are restored and running again now. 

136 or so Foxes had the turrets removed and used for the Sabre conversion. A couple of Foxes were sold off with Scorpion turrets dropped on top. 

Chris 

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Is the gearbox unique to the Fox? If yes, with adaption is there another gearbox that can be used? 

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You might want to try Bannister's for a gearbox.

Terry

 

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I think Banisters did have some but scrapped them a number of years back. Let me know if you find out different!

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