shawns73
I was looking up my chassis number on the chassis page here, and the one on my 73 Super doesn't seem to match. Mine is 1332863228 and is an MT. Can someone else check and let me know if I'm just blind?
Thanks,
Shawn



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Sleepwalker

Do you know the history on your bug? Looks like it started life as a A/T, would not be a stretch to say that someone swapped it out for an M/T. Do the block Numbers Match? Might have had the engine and trans swapped out, or converted it to M/T trans. Just a thought.

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shawns73
Sleepwalker wrote:

Do you know the history on your bug? Looks like it started life as a A/T, would not be a stretch to say that someone swapped it out for an M/T. Do the block Numbers Match? Might have had the engine and trans swapped out, or converted it to M/T trans. Just a thought.



When I saw the numbers I thought that it may have been an AT initially too. It was an MT when I purchased it a little over a year ago. The engine was in rough shape and the tin was a mish-mash of different parts. The engine was rebuilt and the tranny removed and cleaned up. I do have a history of sorts on it, so I can check there.
Thanks,
Shawn
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shawns73
OK. So I learned something new about my bug today. It started life off as an automatic. The front bonnet number and the dash number are the same: 1332863228.
Although I haven't researched conversions too much, wouldn't it be quite a hassle to to that? And why?

Thanks,
Shawn



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68autobug
Hi Shawn,
its not an overly big job to change the autostick back to a manual car..

Many were done over here over the years , mainly because nobody knew much about them, and all Non VW mechanics didn't like something they didn't understand...

My Wife commented to a Mechanic a while back when She took a friends car to Him, that I have an Auto beetle...
the mechanic said, "Tell him to get rid of it ASAP, they are nothing but trouble"
this mechanic had a sign up "VW Mechanic" too...??

One of the main problems with the auto beetle was, that they didn't break down or wear out, the only problems were, when the vacuum hoses started to leak and needed replacing... and if all the hoses weren't replaced, they would all start to leak at different times...
and then they start to sound troublesome... lol

cheers

Lee

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