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Ferrari 599 F1 to MT Conversion

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  1. G. Pepper

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    It's already been done and it gets easier each time. The part only has to be entered into the computer once, and then you can machine as many copies as you want. Used to be you'd have to change the ECU's, but now they can be reflashed, so that's a big deal too. It is a known process that is duplicatable.
     
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    Ok, if it is EAG, then they’ve not done a 599 or a 612 yet. And virtually all the parts are different on the 430 anyway.

    Also, the 430 scud isn’t fully working (Art- correct me if I’m wrong), as the manetino isn’t functional.

    When everything (mainly talking the coding side of things) is figured out, yes, it’s fairly easy. Until then, it’s anything but easy. If you don’t think that’s true, then you don’t understand the problem fully.
     
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    They aren't the only ones doing this. It is pretty simple, but not cheap. I wish I could recall the conversion cars that were sold, but I can't. I understand the process as I looked into doing a 612.

    The 360 is easiest, as you just need the linkage hardware, the right ECU's, a pedal, and the right plates for the transmission housing. There are tons of salvage 360's so almost a cakewalk.

    I'm least familiar with the CS manual, as I have zero interest, but the manetino seems like it would be an expected change, not a problem.
     
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    Do you know of someone who scanned or copied the 612 parts?
     
  5. G. Pepper

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    I seem to recall that having been done, but I can't remember where I read it. I've been thinking more about a C8 than a 612, so I'm not current. The pieces that needed to be machined were few, the largest one was the clutch pedal (Two parts and three or four screws I think), the other main piece was the housing that the gate is on and the shifter is in. I recall seeing photos! Some parts were interchangeable with the 360. The ECU's used to be the main snag, but that is evidently not the case anymore, or it will soon be solved. 360trev is working on it, but there was someone else. A 612 was done, so maybe search the 599/612 forum. I asked EAG if they could do a 612 some months ago, and they indicated that they could. It would sure be simpler than the manual CS, which had a lot of issues to solve.
     
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    I know they've been done but that was before there was a huge demand for conversion parts. Manual 612/599 parts are virtually impossible to find so unless they've scanned an existing set it'll be quite difficult. The manual parts are not the same between a 360 and 612, maybe there are some that can be used but as far as I know, the most important parts are completely different.
     
  7. G. Pepper

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    It has been done. You keep bringing up the same point, and it is a non issue now. Go do your own searches and figure it out for yourself. I'm done here.
     
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    Be careful European Auto Group and Art Bartosik. Do your own research, just my personal experience tried to underhandedly create an alias, spam our board, and then when we moderated him accused us of being unprofessional. To me that is just insight into his personal ethics and morals.
     
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