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    Re: Mini 1275 to FJ 1200
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    Nicken has more power and i think weight, so those bearings should work. I wish I had his suspension, another problem I have is that I only have rear brakes.....and they are drums.
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    I put a soft-drink bottle over the diff and heated it with a blowtorch, it shrank and molded perfectly around the housing without leaks, hope it lasts
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    Now that is thinking out of the box!!!

    The diff gets very hot so it probably will melt....see what others say, I like when things like this work!

    you may want to shrink a few more bottles on top of what you did...help with the heat the diff will create....
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    Thanks, it could but at least it costs nothing and it cant do any damage. What causes the diff to become hot? Is it the chain? I don't think I will get another bottle over, I struggled to get that one over after many failed attempts and I don't think it will help.
    We will just have to wait and see.
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    Good thinking. I have seen an article in a magazine a while back that showed a diff covered similarly in fibre glass. May solve the heat issue.

    Edit: Could use the bottle as a mould?
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    Thanks Ironknot

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    Ironot is thinking out of the box!!! great idea!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironknot View Post
    Good thinking. I have seen an article in a magazine a while back that showed a diff covered similarly in fibre glass. May solve the heat issue.

    Edit: Could use the bottle as a mould?
    Thats a good idea, if the bottle doesnt work i will try it.
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    Buggy with the fj1200 engine

    Unfortunately I didnt take pics during the process, all that still needs to be done is the axles, exhaust, wiring, radiator mounts and some other small things. Hopefully it will be fully running by next weekend, I will upload some more photos later.
    It doesn't have reverse yet but later on I will use a starter for reverse.
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    Tuesday when I went to get quotes for the exhaust manifold I loosened the ropes at the first place and forgot to fasten them after deciding on another place,I went around the first corner and......[smilie=tr_oops.gif] luckily some bystanders helped me to get it back on the trailer.I received it today and fired up the engine, I will post a video shortly [smilie=ecstatic.gif}
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    FJ1200 buggy first (actually second) start. - YouTube
    Now it just needs a good service and cleaning, does anyone know why that cloud of black smoke appeared?
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