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
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.