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Author Topic: 700 vs. Foote... Side by Side Comparison  (Read 36871 times)
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« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2009, 08:33:47 AM »

I will soon find out if the foote 5 speed is good for racing. building one for my wife.
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« Reply #76 on: March 05, 2011, 01:55:17 PM »

I live up in the sticks of northern minnesota and in school i use a mill almost everyday. using my knowledge of the mill, i made the attempt to make a hybrid of a foote and a 700. It took about 40 hours to complete. i milled a splined shaft and gears. i took the basic blueprints of a 700 and built it in a 3 speed with a foote design. i put all new bearings and such in and made a new imput shaft and everything. after i was done i tapped a plug with a breather tube and filled it with a 5weight oil similar to ATF. It now is a hybrid gearbox. foote case with rigid design and 700 technology. i have run it on my 1/4 mile dirt oval in the back yard for approx. 150 hours and has never broken apart and has worked smooth. on a 3D cad design program i have the blueprints if anyone would like them.
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« Reply #77 on: March 07, 2011, 09:33:32 PM »

whoops lol. if nothing else, can you post some pics of it? im sure more people than just me would like to see your handy work
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« Reply #78 on: March 08, 2011, 06:44:43 PM »

yeah i will post some photos soon... i want to pull it out after the next race to make sure everything inside is still perfect and working as it should... also i need to check for wear points and such. i shall take some pics of it interior and out and put them up for ya'll
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« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2011, 07:27:40 PM »

Any luck with the photos and teardown status of your hybrid foote/700?
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« Reply #80 on: December 14, 2011, 07:55:18 PM »

Great thread!  This is what is good about the winter..  I get to spend time learning and reading some of these older posts..
I always wondered about that old three speed I had behind the garage.
Thanks for the info and the pics were really helpful.. smile
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« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2013, 11:49:08 AM »

i'll have my foote 5spd and my peerless 800 out soon (in the next 3 weeks) is there any interest in seeing these side by side? i'd be happy to take some pics for you guys.
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« Reply #82 on: November 23, 2013, 12:27:38 PM »

Neither unit is all that racer-friendly. You need an 820 transaxle or 700 transmission to be competitive.

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