Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

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Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

Postby aircooledtechguy » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:17 pm

Made good progress today. Joined the motor and trans hopefully for the last time.

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Lifted the car and got the motor and trans into position, then dropped the car onto the motor/trans. LIKE A GLOVE!! Then I had to design and fab a pair of rear hangers for the rear mount bar. The bar is a stock bus bar, so it's rubber mounted at the motor. So these are solid mounts to the car. The pic is 90degrees off, but you all get the idea.

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Once I bolted these up, the motor and trans was finally home; not hooked-up, but home in it's final location.

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Things I have to re-engineer before I can close out phase-3 are:

- The clutch cable. The stock one is about a foot too short now and I need a custom-made bowden tube. That should be interesting. . . I'm going to test fit a stock 914 cable assembly just to see how it does. . .
- E-brake cables. Same issues as the clutch but found a company that makes cu$tom e-brake cable$.
- Make new brake lines. This should be a snap.
- Make a custom off-set shift coupler for the trans. Right now the shift rod is above the torsion housing and the trans shift shaft is below it. . .
- Figure out what to do for a shifter. I think I already have this one done, but i don't want to jinx it. . .
- Hook-up the EFI and all the wiring and fuel system.

I lowered it down to see how it's riding and while it looks great, I may raise it up about an inch since it's almost riding on the bump-stops.

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Well time to START my Christmas shopping. . . (I do better under pressure)
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Re: Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

Postby doc » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:35 pm

Nice work. Great pics! 8)

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Re: Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

Postby supaninja » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:58 pm

type 4 motors always look like they belong in a type 3 to me. Hydraulic clutch will solve your clutch issues. As far as linking the shift rod to the hockey stick, a coupler with a universal joint at both ends might do it.
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Re: Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

Postby Chris V » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:53 pm

When Jake put the 923 trans in his double cab didnt he make a beautiful shiftrod coupler from sealed heim-joints? might see if it's working as well as it looks and incorporate something similar
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Re: Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

Postby Piledriver » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:16 am

Looking good!

In a Bus it's all pretty open back there, so there's room to put the shaft at an angle and run U-Joints.

On a T3, I suspect a Z bend with a flex coupler at the trans is the ticket, solid attached at the rod.
(That's how it's done with a Bug, the T3 already has a hole in the tunnel in the right place)

I'm still tempted to fit a side shifter and steal a cable shifter off a Honda or something.
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Re: Finalized the motor/trans placement in the Square

Postby aircooledtechguy » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:26 am

The bus has a completely different arrangement for the shifting. The shift tube is under the bus and you can tap into it anywhere along the run; that's what Jake did and it was an elegant solution. Unfortunately it's not that way with the T-3. It'll be a bit like when you add a bus box to a bug only about 5" of drop and you will have to actually reach fwd a few degrees to catch the shift shaft on the tranny. I "think" I have it figured out, but I won't know until I try it. That's the next order of business.

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