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No bushings, no shifting... #redurethanegarbage #vwbeetle #shiftcoupler #vwbug #4onthefloor
2 52 March 2017
It takes about two minutes to access a shift coupler on an early 911 (removing four screws). To access the same coupler on a 924 turbo takes 4 hours (exhaust & gearbox removal) and 4 hours to reinstall said gearbox & exhaust. Today I was cursing the design engineers that worked at Porsche & VW during the late 1970s. Way up the end of these 1/2 inch extensions is a uni joint and 10mm hex socket. Anyway, job now complete and the shifter feels really sweet. #whatweretheythinking #notaircooled #porsche924turbo #classicporsche #porsche924 #porscheturbo #shiftcoupler
2 37 March 2016
It takes about two minutes to access a shift coupler on an early 911 (removing four screws). to access the same coupler on a 924 turbo takes 4 hours (exhaust & gearbox removal) and 4 hours to reinstall said gearbox & exhaust. today i was cursing the design engineers that worked at porsche & vw during the late 1970s. way up the end of these 1/2 inch extensions is a uni joint and 10mm hex socket. anyway, job now complete and the shifter feels really sweet. #whatweretheythinking #notaircooled #porsche924turbo #classicporsche #porsche924 #porscheturbo #shiftcoupler
The old and the new! This looks like easy fix, well its kind of a pain n the ass!! Haha #shiftcoupler #vwproblems #buslife #vwlove #type2 #transporter
1 41 August 2016
The old and the new! this looks like easy fix, well its kind of a pain n the ass!! haha #shiftcoupler #vwproblems #buslife #vwlove #type2 #transporter
I know I know, ugly welds lol, and for once I wasn’t the welder so I don’t really care, they are ugly but have good penetration with a good hot bead. One of the problems with converting an #autosticktomanual beetle, is the regular 4 speed IRS transaxle is 5/8 of an inch shorter than the original Autostick transaxle, the front and rear mounts, axles, clutch cable, and electrical connections line up perfectly, but the hockey-stick shift coupler mount is just short enough to cause some problems. SO, removing the set-screw collar from the new shift coupler, and welding it to the old collar of the older, beefier cage, I got the shift rod length extended properly AND have a nice skookum coupler cage! #carrestoration #autosticktomanual #volkeswagen #aircooled #vwbeetlelovers #shiftcoupler #12volt #shoptalk #4speed #shift When the shifting eventually gets loose again (the rubber vibration bushing in all VW couplers wear out) I will replace just the rubber instead of the whole coupler assembly, and there! It almost sounds like I know what I’m talking about.
0 21 February 2019
I know i know, ugly welds lol, and for once i wasn’t the welder so i don’t really care, they are ugly but have good p*********n with a good hot bead. one of the problems with converting an #autosticktomanual beetle, is the regular 4 speed irs transaxle is 5/8 of an inch shorter than the original autostick transaxle, the front and rear mounts, axles, clutch cable, and electrical connections line up perfectly, but the hockey-stick shift coupler mount is just short enough to cause some problems. so, removing the set-screw collar from the new shift coupler, and welding it to the old collar of the older, beefier cage, i got the shift rod length extended properly and have a nice skookum coupler cage! #carrestoration #autosticktomanual #volkeswagen #aircooled #vwbeetlelovers #shiftcoupler #12volt #shoptalk #4speed #shift when the shifting eventually gets loose again (the rubber vibration bushing in all vw couplers wear out) i will replace just the rubber instead of the whole coupler assembly, and there! it almost sounds like i know what i’m talking about.
All new bushes in the #shiftcoupler and she changes like a dream. $20 very well spent!
2 26 February 2019
All new bushes in the #shiftcoupler and she changes like a dream. $20 very well spent!