[T2] just a 'refresher'

syd clarke sydclarke at shaw.ca
Sat Dec 20 12:30:34 MST 2014

Hi, Merry Christmas from 'us' here in Canada!  As posted before, I have 
installed a '77 transaxle into a '74 body, and have made all of the 
bellhousing etc. changes.  Jamie, on the list helped me a lot, but, 
knowing the 'squarehead' engineering logic at VW at that time of bus 
production, VW in 1974 had their last year of carbs on the 1800, then 
increased to 2L and FI, and bigger flywheel, etc.... and my problem is 
The 'shifter' will not 'pick up' gear selected, and Jamie, through his 
incredible hands on knowledge with these units, suggested, I put 
'output' shaft into transaxle as far as possible, put the shift lever in 
3rd position on shifter, and mark and drill 'pilot' entry hole for 
pointed, square headed shift rod 'bolt'.  I have done a lot of Chevy 
'rods', and thought, did the VW Techs, ,make it so that one 
component,granted, not original,cannot 'hook' up to another earlier 
component, eg, shift rod and shifter, without redrilling?

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