Being a Tamiya fan and a fan of On-road GT racing, I decided to start a build project converting the TRF801X to a GT car.
I'm using a Serpent 966 2 speed. I had this initially installed in a Kyosho IGT2.
Initially I planned on shifting the transmission forward, since the 2 speeds overall length is longer than the 801's centre diff. This would have required finding a CVD or dog bone that was between 65 and 70 mm in length.
It also would require that the fuel tank be moved forward because the pinions would come in contact with rear fuel tank mount.
So I decided to move it backward. As luck would have it a spare front CVD from MP 7.5 fit the bill.
Here are some pictures of how the layout will look.
In the IGT2, I had to shim the flywheel and gears forward. With the 801, I actually ended up removing all shims.
I will however need to move the motor back roughly 3 mm, so that the clutch bell does not rub on 2nd spur. Will also need to increase the counter bore in chassis for motor to sit nicely and well as enlarge the cut out for the clutch bell.
Time to get over to the mill shop.