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Converting f1 to 6spd

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  1. traderjet4

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    Has any one converted a F1 car to a 6spd.
     
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  3. 355 Fixer-uper

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    I was interested in this as well. I know the question has been asked before but I don't think anyone answered. There was an F1 355 spyder that would not shift (jexfixer fixed it) that someone was trying to find out if they can change to a 6-speed. I wonder what signals the engine ECU sends to the trans ECU and if the engine ECU expects a response. Maybe all you need to do is install a clutch petal/master/hose and the shift linkage.
     
  4. PAP 348

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    Trust me on this boys.................just buy a 6 speed Ferrari if thats what you want! ;);)
     
  5. cuneo

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    as always, Pappy knows best.
     
  6. 285ferrari

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    Exactly----cost wise to change it over would be substanial
     
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  8. 355 Fixer-uper

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    Ok guys, you are forgetting what the question is. The question is not "How much will it cost me to do it and should I?" but has anyone done it. I would love to hear if someone has and how hard it is.
     
  9. traderjet4

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    Exactly Andrew, I spoke to Steve Arena, a ferrari shop here in NJ and he was the one who brought it up to me.He said it could be done when you do the Major.
     
  10. KKSBA

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    I discussed this once with my mechanic, just for the hell of it (I already have the 6-speed). Apparently there is a slight difference (some solenoid or actuator) between the 6 speed and F1 tranny (not counting the ecu's etc).

    But, the point was that you COULD change a F1 tranny into a 6 speed, but not the other way around from 6 speed to F1.

    I didn't ask beyond this point. The mechanic was selling a pulled tranny at the time...
     
  11. jetfixr

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    Here is what I know thus far...I believe I am correct....Anyone feel free to jump in.....


    The tranny on the F1 is different. I believe if my memory serves me correct the shift forks are different...

    I think you can verify this by looking at the parts catalog on Ricambis website. 355 Fixer-uper is right. I went through that system front to rear, and turned over lots of stones. I am told however that you can change a few parts on the box and it will work....
     
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  13. PAP 348

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    Im sure it has been done before. Possibly not be anyone here, as no one has come forward yet to say they have. :):)

    But remember, ANYTHING can be done! :cool::cool:

    The REAL question is.........how deep are your pockets if you are stupid enough to even try this? :eek::eek:

    Read post #3 again. :cool::cool:
     
  14. traderjet4

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    Ok Boys

    The reason way I am thinking about doing this is because I can get a mint condition 99' 355GTS F1

    with 15K miles on it with carbon fiber,red calibers, Tubi etc, for $65000. Knowing that there is a hand full of 99' 6spd 355GTS out there is the reason for the Question.



    JOE
     
  15. 355 Fixer-uper

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    That car sounds perfect. Is it painted plaid or something? If you take a pass let us know! It would be cheaper then fixing my car.
     
  16. J. Salmon

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    Buy the car, drive the F1 for a while, then see if you still want to do it. You may find (as I have) that the F1 is pretty f-n sweet.

    And keep in mind that the simple fact that there are only a handful out there (oh, 'bout 500 actually) of GTS F1s - the most rare combo - means the car will be worth more in the long run.

    Have had both cars (GTS 6-speed, GTS F1), am a manual fan, and I would not trade back.
     
  17. Rifledriver

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    Probably less than you think. Most parts are the same. If you needed a new actuator I bet the conversion would be cheaper. It is quite simple.

    Best idea though would be to get a 6 speed as has already been pointed out.
     
  18. traderjet4

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    That's exactly what I think I will do, I figure I can't get to beat up. The color of the car is yellow/Black

    JOE
     
  19. PAP 348

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    Sounds like a gem Joe. :):)

    I would buy it and keep it stocko brother. :):)
     
  20. gothspeed

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    +1 ...... if the F1 system is working well ...... just keep it as is and drive it :)!
     
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