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Volkswagon transmission

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Has anyone here tried a VW transmission with a conversion engine like a Buick 215/Rover V-8? I am thinking specifically of trannies, both manual & automatic, strong enough to run in the VW vans. Is there a stronger spec unit for that purpose, or did VW use the same units across the board for air-cooled motors?
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Hi I think the six rib gearbox is the strongest , used to mate to subaru turbo 300+bhp , also v6 & v8 engines all you need would be the conversion plate to connect your power plant.
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The 6 rib is the 091, and can be built up to be pretty tough. After the 6 rib came the 094, with stronger diff gears and reverse. But, you will probably end up wanting different gearing than stock for a V6/V8 conversion.
Lots of transaxle info on thesamba.com and shoptalkforums.com

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Thanks for the help, folks. You're right about the different gearing, I think. Looks like P/R ratios around 4 for most applications. I wonder how difficult it would be to sneek some Audi parts into the VW case....
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Anyone have any thoughts on the automatic transmissions used on the buses etc? (Not the "auto-stick" that the bug came with.)
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sailadams wrote:Anyone have any thoughts on the automatic transmissions used on the buses etc? (Not the "auto-stick" that the bug came with.)
The Bus/Vanagon 3-speed automatic trans is a stout unit.

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Hi
I have installed a 094 vanagon transaxle and nissian sr20 into the rear of a 65 corsa convertible ...so far so good !!! Have maybe a 100 miles on it . Running N/A for now , turbo after I figure out cooling issues at high speeds :dontknow:

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I would be most interested in seeing the rear axle and transaxle installation. Any difficulty maintaining the correct rear suspension geometry? Thanks for the info.
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I copied what some other people have done with Porsche transaxles . Modified trans yoke to attach to the front of the 094 then had adapters made to go from u-joint to c/v cup / flange , If I was a better financed shade tree mechanic it would be better !!! Lol Ha it's on the road and I'm having fun along the way ... It's amazing how fun a some what modern engine with 140-160 hp can be.
If u can send me a message of some sort to help me post pics I will ... tried to share with Mike D ..didn't work ,I have some stuff up on Instagram (Corvairant)

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Corvairant wrote:If u can send me a message of some sort to help me post pics I will ... tried to share with Mike D ..didn't work ,I have some stuff up on Instagram (Corvairant) :tu:
Info on posting pics: viewtopic.php?t=11427

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First try :dontknow:

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Thank you Martyscarr

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