[T2] Fwd: just a 'refresher'

accessys at smart.net accessys at smart.net
Sat Dec 20 13:00:55 MST 2014


yes,
and you haven't seen the VW rube goldberg engineering on a bus until you 
have seen the auto tranny mishmash.

happy holidays to all

Bob


On Sat, 20 Dec 2014, syd clarke wrote:

> Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:41:38 -0800
> From: syd clarke <sydclarke at shaw.ca>
> To: type2 at type2.com
> Subject: [T2] Fwd:  just a 'refresher'
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> 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?
> Cheers
> Syd
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