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analogmax
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:57 am    Post subject: Time for an update Reply with quote

I have a 73 Thing I picked up a couple of years ago with a tired 1776 and bus transaxle that I'm now ready to change. I ordered a new 1776 from Chirco performance in Tucson and while I am waiting on it I have started changing out the Bus transaxle for a Thing freeway flyer transaxle from The Thing Shop.

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Everything out

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Bus Trans out with lots of extra parts

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Thing shop Trans

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Once I got the transaxle out and was able to look things over I had to head back to the thing shop for a couple more things, good thing it's only 2 miles from my house.

The plan is to have everything done and in by the 4th of July.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 1776 with a freeway flyer? Hell, yes, I want some updates! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the new transaxle in and finished putting in the drive axles yesterday. Now just waiting for the engine to be completed.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up the new engine yesterday

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year bus transaxle? Does it fir directly or do you have to modify stuff like the shift linkage?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took out the bus transaxle and there was a lot of modification to get it to go in. I replaced it with a freeway flyer from the Thing shop
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