Friday, April 07, 2006

The tranny is 23 inches long give or take
The stub axle protrudes to 5" a 230 tire is about as wide as you can go before running into offset issues
The whole engine tranny assy is 3' from rear tranny mount to front motor mount
the front motor mount is a u shaped bracket that bolts to the case bolt below the oil pump and to the flat bar inbetween the down tubes.
Last night I finished the slave cylinder and the clutch next I'll plumb the slave cylinder and test that out. Shifting is coming up quick any idea's?

2 comments:

Ernie Buckler said...

Jeff, thanks for the dimensions, very good to know.

For shifting, maybe put up some pics of that side of the bike, showing the shift shafts and also you sitting on it with yer foot on the peg. Let us know which way each shift shaft has to move/rotate etc.

Hey, just had an idea. Maybe you could borrow a 914 shifter mechanism and kinda sit it in place so we'd see how the factory does it? That would be a starting point, then maybe some of the guys can figure out a way to get that same motion out at the pegs? Porsche probably used cables, yes?

You might end up with kind of a double foot pedal deal? There are some guys in England using a car trans., I'll ask one of them how they got a foot shift to work.

Keep at it, very good idea to use this trannie, cuz the std vw trans is way too long and has the shift shafts coming out right in front of the tire, not good.

BTW, on the pics, we need a little more distance shot, too, to see how you got it fitting. Just a idea.

thanks,
Ernie B.

JVJ said...

Ernie I have tried to see how the porsche shift linkage works scanning web sites without any luck. vw used a shift rod and they supposedly built the 914 so I don't think it was a cable. I know Gary said he has a 914 tranny and alot of vw stuff perhaps he knows I'll send him a note. I have quite a few ideas on what to do but ive got to dub around with it for a little while to see what works best I'll post a pic monday of what I have so far. What part of the world are you in?