slow72
I have been looking around this site for a couple weeks now and haven't really found the answer to my question. I have a 72 super beetle with an auto stick. This thing hasn't been driven in about 12 years. This has been in my family since it was bought new in 72. I'm planning on building a stroker engine for it and doing a tranny swap. I'm wanting to put a high performance tranny in it. I have tried doing research on the tranny swap and come up short. If I have to put a hydraulic clutch setup that's fine but does anyone have any tips or advice or any help for this swap it would be apreciated thanks
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olspeed
Before you go out and purchase a hyd, setup pull the pedal assembly out and check to see if the pan does not already have the metal tube for the clutch cable installed. A lot of the auto stick pans were just the stock pan with out the clutch cable and the pedal assembly.
Olspeed 
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slow72
Ok I will do that. Once this car is in driving condition I'm going to be driving it almost everyday. I only live 12 miles from work but I still want a dependable vehicle. If it does have a tube does a pedal setup for a manual just bolt in like the old one come out?
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68autobug
slow72 wrote:
Ok I will do that. Once this car is in driving condition I'm going to be driving it almost everyday. I only live 12 miles from work but I still want a dependable vehicle. If it does have a tube does a pedal setup for a manual just bolt in like the old one come out?


Hi
Yes , pedal assembly just bolts to the floor with two bolts...

I have heard that many chassis still had the clutch sleeve inside the tunnel
but none have been found in Australia...
and the tube at the rear of the tunnel needs to be cut open for the tube to be welded in place...  needs to be done heavy duty...
have heard of them breaking away if only spot welded..

or You can use a specially made cable as used in racing cars etc...
the cable has threads on both ends...
and is covered in a thick plastic jacket...
once You have measurements You could get one of those....

cheers

LEE in Australia

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olspeed
Yes as Lee states there are cables (Morse controls) that would work just as well as a hyd, setup. See this site...
http://www.adifp.com/morse.htm
The auto stick that I helped convert (only one I know of up here) had the tube already welded in the tunnel, and an issue of Hot VW at that time mentioned that most VW tunnels came with the tube already welded in them. If we had not seen that article we would have been cutting the tunnel to install a tube before we checked, so at least look first.
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68autobug
yES
mORSE CABLES..

many people in Australia believed that the clutch tube was in all chassis.. but none have been found...
I did read where at times standard chassis were used on Auto sticks... so the tube would have been there.  maybe in all Karman  Ghias too???
cheers

LEE


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slow72

i know i have asked a ton of questions but im looking to get my ducks in a row before i get too indepth. im going to need a manual tranny to do the swap. anyone have any ideas where i can get one. dont really want a stocker due to im eventualy going to put a bigger engine in it. cant go to any junk yards as in illinois most people have neever seen a super beetle before. any info would be awesome

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fatalifeaten
Here are 5 that are awesome.

Rancho Performance Transaxle.
http://www.ranchotransaxles.com/

KCR Transaxle
http://www.kcrtrans.com/

The Wright Gearbox
http://www.wrightgearbox.com/

Those  first 3 shops are in socal. These next 2 are both in Phoenix.

AZ Transaxle Exchange (Though not sure if they'll do shipping, you'd have to ask them.
http://www.aztransaxle.com/

Don's Bus box.
http://www.donsbusbox.com/

Daily Driven Dubz Phoenix AZ Family


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