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By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2007-12-31 04:29
first off, let me aplogize for not being able to link to the thread. (not on my computer)
In any event there is a thread on the samba titled something about a 4x4 conversion.
it might be worth checking out. The guy talks about what he figured out with reversing the subi tranny.

Jay
By Mel Adjusted Date 2007-12-31 06:06 Edited 2007-12-31 06:28
Do you have any idea how many threads are on Samba? I looked for over 1 hour....nothing.  Oops I found it.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=187033
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By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2007-12-31 11:43 Edited 2007-12-31 11:53
yah... Gazillions of them. I was using an iPod touch to hit the Internet. 3.5" screen and no ability to cut and paste. Thanks for adding the link.

EDIT: Just clicked the link you added. Unfortunately, the situation is as you said... too many threads... that wasn't it I'm afraid.

Back on my computer now, so I can add a link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=271863&sid=325f74d0bc9a23aed1adf36c241ab423

The guy is also talking about having a reverse cut R&P done! I thought it might be pretty exciting news to anyone considering or wanting to use a scoobie gear box.

Note to self [don't talk about a thread and fail to provide a link in the future] :-)

Jay
By @Jeff GS Date 2007-12-31 13:38
Don't want to put a downer on the conversation - but I'm guessin the cost of that custom ring and pinion gearset is going to really put a damper on the party.  I have no doubt it could be done, just takes $$$$$$!

On a similar note, the GT40 replica guys had a custom R&P gearset made up to go into the popular Audi 016 transaxle - this would lower the overall ratios so all 5 gears were really usable in their hi-torque V8 cars.  Mass produced, the gearsets were running over $1200, not including installation.  However, I believe the guy that initiated the custom R&P production dropped a bunch more money than that just to get them into production.  Keep in mind, these guys start out with a $30-40K kit, without engine, drivetrain, wheels plus putting it together!  Different league...

Jeff
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