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I installed a C60 6-speed.

I have my old C56 sitting in a bin on the kitchen table. It had issues (syncros and possibly a crack).

What's the best thing to do with it? Salvage parts from it? Take it apart for fun? Sell it?
 

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FWIW I have heard of people using some of the gears in the C60 to make come different ratios or a stronger C60. I mostly see that on the Lotus forum but if you do some research you may find that a frankentrasmission is possible with what you have sitting around. I would read up and pull the transaxle apart to get the bits that are useful and throw the remainder in the trash.

Also, bin of car parts on the kitchen table. Nice... I am not allowed to do that anymore. I once had an RB25-DET sitting on the floor in my kitchen. Sadly those days are long gone.
 

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Have any notable links?

Also, bin of car parts on the kitchen table. Nice... I am not allowed to do that anymore. I once had an RB25-DET sitting on the floor in my kitchen. Sadly those days are long gone.
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I swapped in a C66 and still have the 5 speed as well with certainly bad synchros and possibly some bad gears. I’m just letting it live in the shed until I find a reason to crack it open and salvage parts


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Industrial recycling.
 

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c56 trans in perfect condition. Shifts smooth, no grinds. Practically new. No low ballers, I know what I have!!

 

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Nothing. It's scrap.

Someone might want the case but even a good used 5 speed is around $300 used.
 

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Scrap value here is same as steel. Seems a crime, I have several transmissions sitting with no use. Take it apart for "fun." The transmission is a good one to learn on.
 

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Guess I'll stick it on craigslist. Maybe someone need a gear. A new clutch fork is worth more than the value of the entire weight in scrap.
 

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I made a table out of my 1zz block. 4 cup holders and a good foot stool in my garage. Even had lights around the cylinders (open deck).

Still use it. I had the Roku remote in it and when a bit table fell on the engine block, the remote split into about 20 pieces.
 

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All my defected details from my old car I sold for scrap. There is nothing better you can do with it. It is good because you can get at least some money from it. I was reconditioning my old Toyota Cresta I got a lot of metals in my garage. I didn't know what to do with all that metal, so I found some people that are buying it. I was delighted when I got money by selling it, because I thought it is trash that no one needs. They didn't give me a lot of money for that scrap, but at least I got some money additional money for buying new details.
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I installed a C60 6-speed.

I have my old C56 sitting in a bin on the kitchen table. It had issues (syncros and possibly a crack).

What's the best thing to do with it? Salvage parts from it? Take it apart for fun? Sell it?
On a closely related note: I am almost made up to order a C66 (comes with LSD) 6-speed. My current 5 MT also has LSD. Is it worth hanging onto?Are the OEM LSDs interchangeable?
 

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It is definitely worth holding onto. They go for a few bucks and it may offset the price of your new six speed
 
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