The Quaife QBE89G is a seven-speed sequential gearbox with ultra-close ratios, ideally suited to the demands of front engined, rear wheel drive cars running small capacity engines with a narrow powerband – specifically for Caterham 7, Westfield and similar.
Weighing just 33 kg, QBE89G uses ultra-close gear ratios, a modular gear cluster and an open face dog design on both gear and drive disc to produce positive, rapid gearshifts. Needle roller bearings support free running gears to ensure a robust geartrain.
For installation into a wide variety of front engined, rear wheel drive vehicles, up to a recommended maximum of 250bhp. QBE89G is designed to be compatible with an optional Quaife approved closed loop semi-automatic paddle gearchange system.
Key features of the Quaife QBE89G seven-speed sequential lightweight universal rear wheel drive gearbox include:-
• Seven ultra-close straight-cut gears
• Ford 4cyl & V6 input shafts available
• Lightweight alloy two piece construction– weighs just 33 kg
• Direct replacement for Ford Type 9 gearbox and QBE60G
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
2.750 2.214 1.800 1.471 1.238 1.043 0.920
The video below shows Deane Buist at the Denniston Hillclimb 2014. The car is a MK2 1600 BDA Ford Escort with the Quaife QBE89G 7 speed sequential gearbox.