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Old April 21st, 2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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I found a good deal on a bug, but has an auto stick trans in it. Can it be swapt to a reg. standard trans with out changing any mounting horns? any info would be much help.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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Would you have to change the peddles to? I assume so but im not familiar. Hopfully someone with some knowledge will ring in soon.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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Yes, there is a company that has put a kit together so that you dont haveto go looking for parts, Some years they put the clutch tube in and some they did not. Its not that hard to do just time consuming.
http://www.socalautoparts.com/produc...it-bug-p-15856
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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I have a good transaxel,I just dont know if the pan mounts are the same. Peddles are just a bolt in.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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The mount locations are the same but you would have to get the right ones for your year chassis to coincide with the standard trans you have to replace the autostick. . Otherwise check for the clutch tube in the tunnel.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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The pedal assy, shifter, shift rod will need to swapped for the standard ones. I'm not sure on the axles if the length is correct. You will also need to change the oil pump on the engine and plug a couple of vacuum ports and change the flywheel.
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if it works keep it I. There. People give them a bad rap without ever driving them. I have had a few and enjoyed them
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A friend put over 400 miles a week on his 74 auto stick bug.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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A friend of mine actually raced one on the track.He disconnected all the electric and vacuum stuff,installed a pedal assembly from a stick shift car and hooked the clutch cable to the arm that the servo pulled on.To take off,push in the clutch,shift to 1st gear and let out the clutch.The torque converter will let it idle as if in drive.To go,push on the gas peddle and you're off and running.To shift to 2nd and 3rd push in the clutch and shift normally.In city driving push in the clutch,put in 2nd gear,let out the clutch and let it idle.To go just give it gas,no need to shift or clutch when you stop,if you get over 30 mph put in the clutch and shift to 3rd.He had many races and beat many 4sp cars.He kept all the stock used parts that were in the car and nothing broke.He put in a new clutch cuz the old one wore out.Don't pass on a nice car because of the Auto-stick.You can do this modification in a day once you have the parts and you have eliminated all of the weak links in the Auto-stick set up.

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Old April 29th, 2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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Wow...that seems like an awesome setup! I took a look at the autostick setup in my current project and quickly realized it was merely a servo activated clutch using the torque converter as a "buffer" of sorts.

I'd be very interested in doing this modification. I love a clutch but my gf refuses to drive a regular stick shift (she doesn't know how). This might be a good compromise.


Anyone got any further details on the mod??
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Old April 29th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #11
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there are contact points in the shifter and when you grab the shifter it grounds out activating the servo.. I fixed this chicks car that wouldn't work anymore by wiring in a doorbell button to the top of the shifter. To shift you grabbed the shifter like normal and the button would activate
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