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    Here you go:

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    That's the 365 setup, and you can see the long side arm that goes to the chassis (yours on the 395 is short), and the short control rod going into the box (you have to cut yours a bit and weld it back) I would not modify anything until the box is in the car though, and then I would set things up to make sure there's no problem with the position of the stick.
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    It's all coming out now. Thanks Schlitz. Sunroof sent me some others too, in situ.
    The knuckles on the linkages may need refurbishing though on the box. They pop out a bit easy
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    Stripped the 807-6 of peripherals today after a morning at cars n coffee.
    Ready for the engineer

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    Oh! Snazzy blue coat it's got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Is this the motor from the car? It's a 16TS Automatic block.
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    Simon. From SA, not my 17.
    Bought from a friend of R8philSA
    Has the same mounting holes on the block as the 807-10 in the R17.
    The 807-10 will stay complete and be rebuilt later and stored with the original 4sp box.
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    oh wow. Spare everything to turn it back to a museum piece when you are done playing. Noice.
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    Cheers. John
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    I thought it was a reasonable price for what you get. Not that I need or will get one.

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    do it you will need it for the better skids

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    do it you will need it for the better skids
    Tempting, just for the skids. Or maybe just weld the diff for drift backwards. LOL
    I've emailed for other info too.
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    If you want serious skids just weld-r-up. Takes a little time to get a handle on the driving technique but very cost effective.
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    It's a mannequin, I'm sure. Or he's a mad mechanic
    Be stuffed if I'd be under there.
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    No Shoji thats how it was. And still is in many Asian and third world countries. We've got too caught up with " work place health and safety" these days. Despite the extremes in "wphs" that are now normal, the number of deaths and injuries have not dropped greatly in proportion to the effort and cost that goes into it. Perhaps it is because we now expect big brother to take care of us and we don't do it for ourselves. A good example is the cost and effort that is now required for pool fencing and the number of small children getting drowned has hardly changed. Why, because when pools were open parents were continuosly warning don't go near etc. Then keeping a watch on children. Now they rely on a fence that any self respecting three year old can easily breach.
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    I hear you Sunroof.
    The wife has just returned from a 3 month stint of research in central Java up in the farming volcanic mountains. The things she saw and just could not believe. What safety? As a result, one young guy had an accident broken his leg in multiple places. The witch doctor straightened it and wrapped the leg in cardboard with bamboo sticks and sent him home. No pain killers at all. They couldn't afford hospital.
    But then on the other hand in Japan they are well into safety. example: the children in rural towns (where I lived) are escorted by the teachers ( my wife was one of them) home with flags, banners and bright helmets are carried & worn by the children. Pictures are a laugh. But I still don't get the wearing of slippers onsite on a new house build?? Which I did. lol
    As a woodworker, I'm into safety. Still have all my fingers but only just. Same old stories that all have heard and seen.
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