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Last updated: 12/26/00
dean@vdubn.com

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The Transmission
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What should I use?
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Well, this, just like the engine, was something that I took very seriously, and I had quite a few options to consider.  Before I looked at my options, I figured out exactly what my requirements were.  I knew that whatever I was going to use, had to handle the power of the Turbo engine (200 plus), it had to fit into by buggy chassis, had to be IRS, and had to be reasonably priced.  After all of those considerations, I determined that I had to use a bus transmission, and I had to take it to Import Transmission Exchange where they do a great Type 1 nosecone conversion.

Check out the pictures of the painted transmission, and of the nosecone conversion.

   

Specifications
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  • 1970 3 rib Bus Transmission
  • All welded hubs
  • Completely rebuilt with all new gaskets, syncro's, etc.
  • Super Beetle mainshaft (uses larger 1st gear for more strength)
  • Stock gear ratio's since my rear tire diameter is 25"
  • Late Model (091) Differential
  • Type 1 nosecone adapter for direct fit into type 1 chassis
  • Welded heavy duty cross shaft
  • Hydraulic slave cylinder for use with 2100 lb Kennedy Pressure Plate and 4 puck clutch disk