Automatic drag transaxle

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:20 pm

1992...holy---s--t! I am old.
That is 20 + year ago.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by fl_buggy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:17 am

Can anyone point me to a manual valve body (or modifications to the stock valve body) for a Vanagon auto? No transbrake is needed, as this is an off-road car.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:37 am

Dave Folts.
He did mine but I will get you at least one more name later today.

It is funny coincidence, I looked at a Hot VW article yesterday on this topic.
Maybe I dare scan it and post.
It is 20 plus years old article but good one.

If you write to me on fredrik.reichel@tetrapak.com I will send to you personally, in any case.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:40 am

michaelnofziger wrote:well looks like i am in luck i have found a shop that can take care of the 003 for me they are going to rebuild it trans and diff in trade for my 091 and maybe a lil in cash but it turns out this guy is the one who was building the transmissions for the pizzo bros back in the day and he really know his stuff so i should be all set up now he knows what it is going into and is going to build it accordingly including a custom converter :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hi,
Can we have a name for this guy and company?

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Bdsecrest » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:29 am

I'm surprised, didn't see it mentioned, that nobody looked at the 60's-70's Toronado/Eldorado th400's. 455-472ci FWD cars.
edited: guess they spin the same as front engine rwd.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAUHiOvx8Mo

I searched and thought I had posted this before. Now I did not find it.
It is for me the start of why I chose the 090 bus box.
Friend of mine wanted to buy the car.
A family came in between (20 years) and the same guy bought the Líl Dude altered.
Anyway, look at this footage and look at the few seconds when the car is being stalled at against the barkes (no transbrake on this car and no manual valve body), the rpm goes up, the boost jumps to 30 psi and the engine goes through two shift in to third.

Enjoy!
Skip all the Swedish touristic crap and jump to the racing part. A lot of good stuff.
I will post the other videos from this trip in 1992.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by miller brothers » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:48 am

hi,
it's been a while since I have been on here. Just checking to see what's going on. Wishing all my VW friends the best in all they do. here is a video of my 1952 vw split window drag car with a vanagon automatic. I did have a turbo on it but took it all off, and ran the engine NA . A lot slower, but still fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYzHcLGNGc

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by fl_buggy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:15 am

I'm glad you still post to this thread, I have a couple of questions.

For the 930 flanges, did you completely fabricate from new, or weld flat plate to the stock flanges to adapt the bolt pattern?

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:54 am

I am not sure if you mean me or Miller?
Anyway, I have done 3" spacers that had countersunk 12,9 high tensile bolts to the stub to fit.
Then I have also done adaptors.
The good thing with adaptorplates is that the 930 bolt pattern goes right in the "split line" of the original VW stub flange and that automatically locks the adaptor apart from the welds.
On my last beetle though, I simply bought new 930 stubs.
As for the 090 trans inside flanges, Dave Folts put 930 on it from the beginning and I think you can buy them outright.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:42 pm

Should be out there somewhere.
These were on Cal look.com RIP

Here you can also see the transbrake connections and nitrous solenoid to control it.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by 560 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:06 pm

I like the rear wing, I think I need one for my car. Were did you get it or did you fab it your self?

Mike
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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:56 am

Mike, like I wrote, not my car.
But very nice one.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

Post by Frallan » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:58 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlHjhOx9xLI

Rohan Keylock in Australia.
He bought the car trunkey from California.
Carburated draw through turbo.
Automatic and manual shifting.
No transbrake but rather starting against the brakes.

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Re: Automatic drag transaxle

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