Because the Transmission was missing I had been looking for one to rebuild from the start. The ones i did find were either rebuilt units and beyond my price range or beyond my price range and still needed rebuilding!!!!
So i had already been picking up NOS gears and shafts from shows and 'That' auction site and after some deliberation i managed to get a reasonably priced brand new gearbox casing from across the pond. The only part i couldn't get was a 2nd/3rd selector fork. I tried all the normal places, then French dealers and then Holland, no luck. I emailed a number of US dealers but heard nothing, then out of the blue an email back from Lida Bensinger and yes they had some, it wasnt expensive either and duly arrived in a couple of days!!!