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Old 06-23-2010, 11:25 PM   #21
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looks about right to me.
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Boy, you guys are good. Yes, the shifter is from a Porsche 914. For reference, all of the air-cooled VWs used a ball-and-socket shifter design, very similar to the one in the Miata transmission, except that the socket part is inside the center frame tunnel rather than the transmission. I think that the 911s used a similar setup, though I won't swear to it.

And no, I'm not building a Porsche 914.
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looks about right to me.
I just put a megasquirt in one of those today. Joe wouldn't fit in one of those, smaller interior than a miata.
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I know what this is. This is an espresso machine.
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Mid engined locost, is my guess. (mid engined homemade/kit car) Can always hope.
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I think its part of the monowheel bike he's building. It will be the steering mechanism.

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Old 06-24-2010, 01:33 AM   #27
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:50 AM   #28
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You're not actually building anything. That's just a random picture.
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Boy, you guys are good. Yes, the shifter is from a Porsche 914. For reference, all of the air-cooled VWs used a ball-and-socket shifter design, very similar to the one in the Miata transmission, except that the socket part is inside the center frame tunnel rather than the transmission. I think that the 911s used a similar setup, though I won't swear to it.

And no, I'm not building a Porsche 914.
the question is... what uses that shifter and is not rear engine?
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I got it! It's an actuating lever that moves the book case that leads to the secret passage to Joe's underground lair. Cleverly disguised as a random shift lever sitting on the counter. You sly devil, you.
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I know what this is. This is an espresso machine.
No. No wait, it's a snow-cone maker.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:21 PM   #32
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the question is... what uses that shifter and is not rear engine?
Well, 914s do and aren't, but of course I'm not building a 914.


The transmission from one, however, might come in handy.




Of course, these clearly aren't 914 parts...

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oh i get you now.

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Well, 914s do and aren't, but of course I'm not building a 914.


The transmission from one, however, might come in handy.




Of course, these clearly aren't 914 parts...

Technically speaking that's a transaxle.
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Stop guessing, he's building a kit car.
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Mid engined locost, is my guess. (mid engined homemade/kit car) Can always hope.
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Stop guessing, he's building a kit car.
Yup.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #38
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I've had a pipe dream for years of building an indycar look-alike one day...

single seat, street legal, hayabusa powerplant - just sayin'

The hard part is figuring out how to get the power to the wheels. I've drawn plans for a chain drive LSD - but that ****'s complicated
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(picture of 1960's vintage F1 car replica)
You know how people sometimes say things like "I would have sex with that car?"

I would honestly like to take that car to a Broadway play, buy it a nice meal, listen to it talk about its feelings, empathize with it, and then cuddle up next to it on the sofa while watching The English Patient and sipping a nice chardonnay.


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That car, by comparison, I would like to hit with a large stick.
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The hard part is figuring out how to get the power to the wheels. I've drawn plans for a chain drive LSD - but that ****'s complicated
Like this: http://www.transworks.biz/minidiff.html

Gets you a sealed diff and reverse all in one compact package.
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