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May 25, 2020, 08:32:04 AM

gearbox mount

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this user is offline johnbrunt

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on: May 10, 2020, 08:50:02 AM
hello - is there an adapter / alternative mount to allow a two hole gearbox to be mounted to a later floor pan - i have both mounts (new) and wondered about welding the front plate of the earlier mount to the later mount to solve the problem - havenít done much welding so wasnt sure if that would affect the rubber of the mount

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Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 09:09:12 AM
swap the gearbox nose cone


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Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 09:26:17 AM
hi - thanks for that - i only have one gearbox - so would need to source one - how interchangeable are they ?...thanks


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Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 09:51:28 AM
Is this what you are looking for?
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C12-6519-50
Ttfn Glenn


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Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 10:37:35 AM
thanks - yeah i think that would do the trick - wonder what delivery times are like ....i do wonder though if itís possible to simply grind off the studs off the mount that i have and simply weld back on in the 2 stud configuration


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Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 10:53:24 AM
machine 7 do these kits






if the urethane parts are the same size i could use the mount off one and the metal mount to get what i need - and presumably be quicker delivery


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Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 03:39:51 PM
nose cone is about qty10 6mm studs and nuts, simply swap over taking care not to damage the gasket.
somebody will have a pre 72 nose cone kicking about I may have one here when I get another box arrive in a few days time


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Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 10:30:20 PM
thanks - my gearbox is pre 72 - i need the later nosecone


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Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 05:37:47 PM
ok managed to get hold of a later nose cone - iím just a little unsure as to how i should locate the hockey stick when reinstalling ?....any help appreciated


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Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 05:43:17 PM
3 selectors in line and fit the ball into the hole in the centre of them.


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Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 06:05:24 PM
Should be obvious when cone off and you looking at the 3 slots. All 3 slots in line is Neutral. Shafts push & pull with a bit of effort. All 3 rotate easily.


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Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 09:06:52 PM
thanks - yeah it wasnít as difficult as i imagined ...another learning curve completed....and a step nearer...i can now in theory mount the transaxle...just need to wait for new rear mounts to arrive .....


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Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 01:30:26 PM
Mounting transaxle to horns......   One of the really important "little" things when trying to get a buggy to go 70mph without any suspension issue is the rear wheel "Toe Out"... (Yes toe out, not toe in, as found in front wheels). Correct rear wheel toe out makes all the difference.  If you look at swing plates that go on the torsion bars you will see the axle end has 3 x elongated holes. On a stock original vw swing plate above this on the top edge is a groove. On the tube  upper side at locale of it`s 3 locating bolts is a similar groove, or should be if not corroded away.

These two grooves allow you to regain the original toe out placing by ensuring the two grooves align with each other.   This is the toe out positioning for a beetle but is generally ok for the lighter weight of a buggy. If not the toe out is adjusted by sliding the tube forwards or backwards with the 3 bolts in the 3 holes.   These 3 bolts should be at least 10.9 grade, (12.1 even better), and if you use a nyloc nut instead of standard nut with locking washer nyloc should be G10 grade.  ;-)up ;-)up


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Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 02:54:07 AM
thanks thatís really helpfull