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Previous Next Up Topic Re: VW Transaxle for Mid Engine By JGum Date Sun, 15 Jan 2006 11:57:28 -0500

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A couple of ways to do it. On the swingaxle it pretty much a simple matter of unbolting the differential section and moving over to the other side of the trans,bolting it back in. Checking the R&P backlash should probably be done also, but I gather it generally does not need adjusting during this procedure.

For an IRS, the only way I know of to run it mid-engine is to turn it upside down. Not sure if any internal mods are needed for proper oiling? This is common practice for the VW based smaller formula car transaxles, Hewland comes to mind.

Jeff

At 11:39 AM 1/15/2006, you wrote:

I have been trying to find information on what modification are needed to change a VW transaxle for mid-engine use. Does anyone know what is required to do this?

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A couple of ways to do it.  On the swingaxle it pretty much a simple matter of unbolting the differential section and moving over to the other side of the trans,bolting it back in.  Checking the R&P backlash should probably be done also, but I gather it generally does not need adjusting during this procedure.

For an IRS, the only way I know of to run it mid-engine is to turn it upside down.  Not sure if any internal mods are needed for proper oiling?  This is common practice for the VW based smaller formula car transaxles, Hewland comes to mind.

Jeff

At 11:39 AM 1/15/2006, you wrote:

I have been trying to find information on what modification are needed
to change a VW transaxle for mid-engine use. Does anyone know what is
required to do this?

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