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Old June 7th, 2003, 04:44 AM   #1
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Hi I am a long time reader but first time poster. You guys have some of the greatest ideas that are very inspiring. Allright enough with that crap. :D

The clutch on my 69 bug died today (but i got her home after a very strategic 5 mile drive in los angeles at rush hour [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/eek1.gif[/img]) anyways i have to fix it but i saw a
1973-74 Porsche 914 trans for a hundred bucks and was wondering if i could drop that in my car with a 1600cc dual port stock engine and still have some pep.

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Old June 7th, 2003, 05:20 AM   #2
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welcome aboard. the porsche tranny is for a mid engine set up. you could do it but a lot of fabrication would be needed to put your engine in the luggage area and the trans where the engine use to be.
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Old June 7th, 2003, 05:42 AM   #3
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Duh that makes total sense. I like the five speed idea :D but not the mid engine cutting :mellow:. If i'm gonna start cutting it will be the roof first :)

Thank you very much though.
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Old June 7th, 2003, 10:45 AM   #4
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you don't have to run it mid-engine. You can just flip the ring and pinion and it will operate the other way. People do it to VW trannys all the time. It's still won't be a straight drop in and willl require some fabrication, but not nearly as much as running it mid-engine.
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Old June 7th, 2003, 11:24 AM   #5
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glad to see you posting!
the mod is covered on a bunch of germanlook sites. try www.germanlook.com and i dont know if it is still there but stf had a good article on it too. not a direct swap but a worthy one. gofor it and make it work [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Old June 7th, 2003, 11:27 AM   #6
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I have a how to article too on my website articles section (link on signature)
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Old June 7th, 2003, 01:47 PM   #7
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Ummmm, I don't think this tranny is the 901 which all the germanlook folks are running, I don't think the 914's had the 901, but I'm pretty sure the 911's did. The basics may still be the same, but I'm not sure. The 914 had a type4 in it. With some modification, you could put the 914 tranny in and also put in a beefy type4 for more power. peace, -Ian
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Old June 7th, 2003, 01:58 PM   #8
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Thats a side shifter trans, it woun't work, ya need a 911 trans,#901.
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Old June 7th, 2003, 02:30 PM   #9
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is it true that if you flip a trans, swap around the ring and pinion, that the gears wear out faster? i think i read this somewhere. either here or stf. i'm not sure.
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No, floping the ring gear has no affect on the wear, a swingaxle bus has the ring gr floped 'cause the reduction boxes reverse direction.

Running the R&P backwards will wear it out quickly(ie corvair power, the motor runs counterclockwise), how much or how soon? I don't know. I think you would get 60k-75k+ mi out of a R&P IMO.
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I'm putting a 901 from a 65 911 in my "B. o' Dr. Freakinstien" now.Some fabrication to make a mount,the torsion bar for the rear has to be "modified" ground down a bit,a different shifter bar and shifter from the 911 and porsche starter and I think that's all.It sure is a whole lot easier with the body hangin' in the garage though.Good luck.
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Old June 9th, 2003, 10:58 AM   #12
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Some of the 914 (early) used the nose cone shifters. The Porsche guys don't really like that tranny. When I bought my 2.0 L 914 engine the guy said he usually gets $100.00 for the front shift and $200-$300 for the side shift trannies. I think it is the side shits trannys shift better or something like that,
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...the side shits trannys...
Talk about sloppy shifting. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img]
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Old June 9th, 2003, 11:17 AM   #14
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Old June 9th, 2003, 02:57 PM   #15
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the tailshift trannys had some really rube goldberg linkage. after a little wear in the various sockets and couplings it was a bitch to find all the gears. and forget speed shifting. the trannys themselves were super tough but the linkage sucked bigtime
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been there done that.

go here and click on the 1971 superbeetle. there are pics and stuff about halfway down the page.
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