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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2006, 06:16:51 PM »
It would be sick if there was a mower racing company that made conversion kits for footes to replace the stupid keyed shaft with one that was splined. The problem with that would be that you would have to get gears with splines on them to which means lots of money... :grumpy:

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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2006, 06:49:31 PM »
has anyone looked into the foote five speed trannys
they shift in line just like the 700 and also very similar insides
i got one but haven't put much thought into using it
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2006, 09:17:53 AM »
I have attached a picture of a foote trans that I took off a huffy mower I have.
I am planning on putting it on my go-kart which has a Briggs flathead which makes 13hp@8000rpm. I would like to know if it will hold up in this application.
The kart itself is pretty light, and i'm only 145lbs. Plus, since I'm not racing this in any organized form, i'm not going to be making and lightning fast ramming shifts on it either.

I need to use an actual trans/gearbox because it needs to sit up front with a driver and the chain coming off the side will go all the way to the back axle.

 :confused:Also, what did Squidd use to clean/soak the grease out of those gearboxes with? I need to do the same to mine and what kind and how much grease to I put back in the gearbox once its clean? :confused:

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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2006, 11:14:57 AM »
GREAT job randy...now someone has to do a side-by-side of Transaxles including the Peerless 818 and the MTD F-N-R transaxle. I'd LOVE to see what the inside of an 818 looks like!
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2006, 12:32:44 PM »
I got a busted up 818 you can look at...It's the 820 you want to see the inside of...
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2006, 02:05:21 PM »
Well so far my 3 sp foote is still together, with a 20hp. But I dont have a lot of time on it yet, just some back yard bashing and one real race.

But I'm happy to hear the mounting and input shafts are the same as the 700, so down the road if I change I dont have to redesign that part of the mower.

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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2006, 02:41:29 PM »
What is the part on a Foote that breaks anyway?
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2006, 08:14:38 PM »
why cant you just make stronger keys and a stronger shift fingers

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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2006, 08:18:11 PM »
why cant you just make stronger keys and a stronger shift fingers

Somebody with a mill and a little time on there hands...might have something there...
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2006, 08:28:41 PM »
so it can be done? will that make them the same

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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2006, 08:34:34 PM »
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will that make them the same

Ummm no...one will still be a Foote 3 speed and the other will still be a Peerless 700 5 speed...
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2006, 09:02:42 PM »
I have a question that may be a little off the subject..... Is a peerless tranny with 4 gears (1-2-3-4) foward and R; a true 700. It was originally on a walk behind mower and the tag is gone.
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2006, 09:38:57 PM »
If it looks like the one in this thread then it probably is...They came with 3-4 and 5 speeds ...

Does yours have "spacers" where the extra gear would have/should have gone..?
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2006, 09:41:50 PM »
What is the part on a Foote that breaks anyway?


What is the weak link on a foote? Is it those keys, or a shaft?
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Re: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2006, 09:49:19 PM »
Little bit of both...

Now...if someone had the time and money to experiment...

Those shafts are pretty much a straight shot, so get a hardened shaft, milled to a 1/4" x1/4" key and slot the gears to match...Get hardened Keys...

Cut a bigger groove in the ring and pinion gear and replace with steel pieces
Output gear can be left at 5/8" as well and standard chain sprockets are available...

Would it equal a fully built 700?? probably not, but would be a heck of a lot stronger contender than it is now...
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