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#1 WoodsWagon

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 11:22 PM

I'm looking at a sandrail that uses VW running gear. It's missing a lot of things, including the engine, but the tranny is there. It looked like it might have had a torque converter, but it has some vacuum operated lever thingy by the bellhousing. It also has the shifter stub sticking out of the front of it. WTF is this tranny? Should I ditch it for the regular manual out of a bug?

I took some pics of the sandrail, click on the thumbs to get bigger.
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#2 WoodsWagon

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:12 PM

No one knows what this tranny is?

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 01:36 PM

Not sure about the vacuum thingy but it should be easy to distinguish between auto or manual tranny I would think. But then again that thinking think has gotten me in trouble before.
How about a pic of the trans input shaft set up and the vacuum thingy?
Could help identify it.
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#4 ShawnW

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 06:43 PM

It sounds like an Autostick to me. Mid to late 60's bug IIRC.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 07:04 PM

Its a late 60-early 70 autostick. You want a full manual. It had a torque converter and a vacum operated clutch. There was a hydrau,ic pump on the front of the VW engine to operate the TC.


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#6 WoodsWagon

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:06 AM

Sounds like it would be fun for powershifting, but I don't have the torque converter or the hydraulic pump,soo will the manual bolt right in?

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:21 AM

Sounds like it would be fun for powershifting, but I don't have the torque converter or the hydraulic pump,soo will the manual bolt right in?


The manual will bolt right in. You will also need the pedal assembly . the clutch cable tube is already there.

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#8 WoodsWagon

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:56 PM

Nice. Thanks guys, I knew that there'd be some Vw knowledge kicking around.

It's a complete tube frame sandrail. Fiberglass seat, VW twin tube style torsion bar front end welded on, and a Vw tranny and swingarms in the back. Looks like a stillborn project, no fuel tank, and there's no shifter, just a hydraulic looking valve thingy? Mabe they were trying to do something fancy with the semi-auto tranny. What do the shift linkages look like? Might have to do some mods to the floorpan to fit them in.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:28 AM

Anyone still have pictures of this?

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