Technical Tips

1. Audax Car Rear Axles
(with thanks to A. Wilson)
The rear axle units from the early vehicles are narrower than those in
the Series VI (and Gazelles)

Series VI on left - note the concave hub center
Early axle housing - lip is approx. 22mm
Series VI axle housing - lip is approx. 25mm. The bearing also has an integral oil seal.

2. Swapping your manual gearbox with an overdrive gearbox
The overdrive gearbox for an 'Audax' car is 5.85cm longer
than the standard gearbox.

Audax Car Overdrive Gearbox
Audax Car Standard Gearbox

The overdrive gearbox for an 'Arrow' car is the same length
as the standard gearbox.
Two piece prop shafts can be swapped for a single piece prop shaft.

An overdrive unit cannot simply be 'bolted onto' a manual gearbox,
as the overdrive gearbox requires a longer drive-shaft.

3. Audax Car Stub Axles
(with thanks to A. Wilson)
The stub axle units from the early vehicles are lower than those in
the Series VI (and Gazelles)

Early Audax cars (and Super Minx)
Series VI and Gazelle

4. Installation of Toyota Celica 2T / 3T Manual Gearbox into Hillman Hunter
Conversion process and instructions provided by Mick Lindsay - instructions produced by Mick in conjunction with Dello Conversions (reprinted courtesy Dellow Conversions). Thanks to Mick for this very useful manual that would make any Hunter much more pleasurable to drive! Click link below to open .pdf file...

Hunter Gearbox Swap

Standard Overdrive Hunter Gearbox
Typical Toyota 5 Speed Gearbox