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    Default transmission installation in a VW beetle

    The transmission presently installed in my 1960 beetle is less than perfect and howls like crazy at highway speeds. The gears crunched between shifting and the throw bearing made moaning sounds when the clutch was depressed. Luckily I found this gent in Michigan US who had been rebuilding transmissions for a living for 40 years before retiring and now works from home. He has a cache of NOS parts to build a transmission from scratch. The best part is that he builds a transmission as per the customers specs..from mild to wild. I don't do any crazy driving but I still opted for a new 3.88 ring and pinion, new pinion bearings, new syncro rings, welded and honed 3rd and 4th gear, new axles and tubes with new axle bearings and a new throw-out bearing. All the parts mentioned above are new old stock genuine VW parts made in Germany as the Good Lord wanted them to be, all fitted in a new later model transmission IRS case converted to swing axle.

    I am including pictures here but caution you to refrain from drooling on the keyboard please.I realize its pure p*rn for those looking for a half decent transmission to install in their VW's.

    I brought the transmission when it was done but the local VW mechanic wants $600 plus tax to install it in the car! Now I have seen it all done and there are tons of videos on Youtube but it still gives me the shivers when I think of the job ahead. However I am not going to pay anyone $600 plus 13% tax (and that too is a ball park figure given the approx. hours it would take..the final figure could well be a lot higher)

    I have the car on stands in the garage and have started with removing the wires. Even though there are not a whole lot of them but I am not taking any chances and have labeled them to remind me of their location when its time to put everything back together. (hopefully in a few weeks time.) I'll take pictures where ever possible and share with you the progress in the days / weeks ahead.

    Please wish me luck. I have a feeling i'll need lots of it.


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    i'm sure you'd have appreciated a few VWCOP members helping you out.... at least now you'll not have to look at these parts for a few decades
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    i'm sure you'd have appreciated a few VWCOP members helping you out.... at least now you'll not have to look at these parts for a few decades
    If I had help I would probably have started the engine by now. My son is only 10 and even though he is quite intrested I am a bit wary of letting him crawl under the car to help.

    Hopefully I won't have to do anything about the transmission again, considering that the tranny and everything associated with it has been replaced with NOS parts. Lets see.

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    It’s been almost three weeks I didn't get a chance to work on my beetle. The weather is finally more like spring but it still drops below zero at nights and mornings are quite chilly. I need to go over everything once again, check the nuts bolts, clamps and clips before I fire up the engine. I am also going to replace the rear brakes while I am at it. I have sourced all new brake shoes so those, when replaced, should be good for a while. Can't wait to take the car for a test drive.
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    nyce project....btw where do u live in Mississauga?
    my location is at lake shore/silver birch intersection near to Clarkson Go station. I will be in Canada by the end of june IA....will def come to see ur ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggi View Post
    nyce project....btw where do u live in Mississauga?
    my location is at lake shore/silver birch intersection near to Clarkson Go station. I will be in Canada by the end of june IA....will def come to see ur ride
    Good to hear from you. Thats not too far from me...You'll have to exit the 401 on exit 333 Winston Churchill. I am in Meadowvale ( Derry / Montevideo.) I go to the Bug out in Kitchener Waterloo almost every year (unless it is clashing with another show)

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    April 03 and we get 3 cm of snow to be followed by about 50 cm of rain and freezing rain...there goes my plan to get the beetle back on road

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    April 03 and we get 3 cm of snow to be followed by about 50 cm of rain and freezing rain...there goes my plan to get the beetle back on road
    one part of me wasnt to laugh, the other part wants to cry. keep a stiff upper lip, it'll all be done soon and it'll be worth it.

    BTW on behalf of the ever-ungreatful VWCOP (just kidding) i'd like to say thanks for all your efforts till now (parts etc).
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    snow last night, freezing rain, then thunderstorms, high winds and today some record breaking rain. .. We sure have a variety here

    re. the parts, you're welcome. Anything I can do...just ask.

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    It was milder yesterday and while the temps were still hovering around zero there was no wind so I decided to have a go at it. I cleaned the brake hardware and replaced the rear brake shoes, adjusted and with a neighbours help bled the system. The brakes should be fine now. The parking brake is adjusted and is on the 4th click. (I like it that way) The axle nuts have been tightened to the correct torque of 270 ft/lbs new German lock pins installed and ready to go. I have ordered another part that should be there but is not seen in most cars. I am not going to say what it is till I can show you a picture and test your knowledge.
    All the electrical clips are firm and in place, the fuel line is secure with clamps each end.
    We are all systems go for now. I just need to clean the air cleaner, fill with some clean motor oil, pour some fresh gas in the tank, put a charged battery and fire the engine. I have been taking pictures and will share them soon. Its taken me a few months to do this but I had the luxury of time having started the project in late fall as the car hibernates in the winter anyway.

    Stay tuned for the grand finale..coming soon on the same channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    It was milder yesterday and while the temps were still hovering around zero there was no wind so I decided to have a go at it. I cleaned the brake hardware and replaced the rear brake shoes, adjusted and with a neighbours help bled the system. The brakes should be fine now. The parking brake is adjusted and is on the 4th click. (I like it that way) The axle nuts have been tightened to the correct torque of 270 ft/lbs new German lock pins installed and ready to go. I have ordered another part that should be there but is not seen in most cars. I am not going to say what it is till I can show you a picture and test your knowledge.
    All the electrical clips are firm and in place, the fuel line is secure with clamps each end.
    We are all systems go for now. I just need to clean the air cleaner, fill with some clean motor oil, pour some fresh gas in the tank, put a charged battery and fire the engine. I have been taking pictures and will share them soon. Its taken me a few months to do this but I had the luxury of time having started the project in late fall as the car hibernates in the winter anyway.

    Stay tuned for the grand finale..coming soon on the same channel.
    Good luck with the grand finale...B/w the same Exide battery is going to be put back on, which has already lasted three years in always changing climate of Canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm View Post
    BTW on behalf of the ever-ungreatful VWCOP (just kidding) i'd like to say thanks for all your efforts till now (parts etc).
    I agree with @Storm, we all owe you one BIG thanks for all, what you have done so far (and also for what you would be doing in future) to keep our VWs on roads.

    It simply wasn't possible without your generous help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reezvaan View Post
    Good luck with the grand finale...B/w the same Exide battery is going to be put back on, which has already lasted three years in always changing climate of Canada?
    I'll probably get a new battery for the Billo as the other battery has died and the Exide is being run full time in my Nissan. As Billo is going to be on road quite frequently (I hope) she deserves a new battery. The newer maintenance free batteries are great to use and while the Exide performs well its no fun trying to remove the rear seat and top up the electrolyte (spilling some in the process in the surrounding area..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reezvaan View Post
    I agree with @Storm, we all owe you one BIG thanks for all, what you have done so far (and also for what you would be doing in future) to keep our VWs on roads.

    It simply wasn't possible without your generous help!
    No problem..its the least i can do from my position of advantage. BTW I just found some fuel filters that are made in Israel. How many of the members would find them 'Kosher' for use in their cars? (The other option is filters made in India as Bosch does not make them anymore.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    I'll probably get a new battery for the Billo as the other battery has died and the Excide is being run full time in my Nissan. As Billo is going to be on road quite frequently (I hope) she deserves a new battery. The newer maintenance free batteries are great to use and while the Exide performs well its no fun trying to remove the rear seat and top up the electrolyte (spilling some in the process in the surrounding area..)
    How often do we come across 6V Batteries there in Canada at a swap meet? Or may be the new ones were available any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reezvaan View Post
    How often do we come across 6V Batteries there in Canada at a swap meet? Or may be the new ones were available any more?
    I have never seen one (or maybe I didn't pay attention) but they are available new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    No problem..its the least i can do from my position of advantage. BTW I just found some fuel filters that are made in Israel. How many of the members would find them 'Kosher' for use in their cars? (The other option is filters made in India as Bosch does not make them anymore.)
    I am not sure if I could speak up for all but both the options could be non-acceptable on the basis of the same reason. But the question is do we have choice? The answer, I think, is NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    I have never seen one (or maybe I didn't pay attention) but they are available new.
    Finding new is equally good. Was just curious why @mohsinikram chose to go with restoring a dead 6V battery if the new ones were available for his Split. But then I guess the battery he got hold onto might be the Original Battery which would have come with his Split's year.

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    When I visited @romano this once, I saw all four synchronizers available with him. One half of me wanted to pick up and the other half wanted to pass on. I dont know if I did the right thing by passing them of this once.

    Just wanted to know how likely it is for a transmission for the bugs we drive to get molested through their lives here in Pakistan? I think petty probable since we dont even spend Rs. 150/- on pety things such as the Shift Rod Nylon Bushings not to mention the Coupler Bushings.

    But would it be advisable to go for transmission rebuild when one goes for an engine rebuild? And if yes, who is best at rebulding transmissions (beside you - as we've seen on this thread )? Khalid @ westridge RWP? Ihsan @ Lahore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reezvaan View Post
    When I visited @romano this once, I saw all four synchronizers available with him. One half of me wanted to pick up and the other half wanted to pass on. I dont know if I did the right thing by passing them of this once.

    Just wanted to know how likely it is for a transmission for the bugs we drive to get molested through their lives here in Pakistan? I think petty probable since we dont even spend Rs. 150/- on pety things such as the Shift Rod Nylon Bushings not to mention the Coupler Bushings.

    But would it be advisable to go for transmission rebuild when one goes for an engine rebuild? And if yes, who is best at rebulding transmissions (beside you - as we've seen on this thread )? Khalid @ westridge RWP? Ihsan @ Lahore?
    The parts i select to send are the ones high in demand and some to a point where the cars start to stop for want of the same. The syncro rings are one such item. Even without abuse they have a life and are meant to be replacable. You may still be able to shift with worn syncro rings but you'll hear a thud or a crunch

    Ihsan has done the tranny rebuilds but Khalid is more current with the task. Poor guy has been trying to keep the bugs on road with old syncro rings salvaged from older trannys.

    Ultimately its your call if you want to buy or not. I usually keep a part even if I don't need it right away but that means blocking some cash that you could use elsewhere...Ah the joy of finding a part when you need one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmshaikh View Post
    The parts i select to send are the ones high in demand and some to a point where the cars start to stop for want of the same. The syncro rings are one such item. Even without abuse they have a life and are meant to be replacable. You may still be able to shift with worn syncro rings but you'll hear a thud or a crunch

    Ihsan has done the tranny rebuilds but Khalid is more current with the task. Poor guy has been trying to keep the bugs on road with old syncro rings salvaged from older trannys.

    Ultimately its your call if you want to buy or not. I usually keep a part even if I don't need it right away but that means blocking some cash that you could use elsewhere...Ah the joy of finding a part when you need one..
    Yep you are right, I did hear a thud & crunch too (crunch being more frequent) at times while I shifted Patina between gears. So it clearly means she needs a new set of sync. rings, I guess.

    There were at least nine sets that I did count myself, available when I left Isloo day before yesterday. I think I can still manage a set from @Romano. Will see what can be done.

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