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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 07:20 AM
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is the 914 porsche trany the correct transmission that will hook up the beetle engine?
anybody know where to get them and how much they are running for? are they even worth pursuing? good times, Smile


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914 will hold a VW type engine but it's a mid engine transaxle and way expensive.

The 2.0 from our 914 wnet into my sisters Type 3 fast back and a Mazda 13B rotary went in to the 914.


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so, then what is the best way to get a 5 speed manual in there without blowing your whole wad on getting some better gearing?


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what type of gearing are you looking for? the VW trans axle has a nice set of gearin all ready.


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berge builds 5 speeds. But thats $$$. Different gearing? How fast or how much torque do u need? are u running 33-35inch tires? or trying to go 100mph? or both?


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i think the tires are about 28/29 inches tall. more low end torque would be nice and topping out at about 80 mph will do just fine.
then again, i might be just imagining that this is an avenue i want to take...
when you say $$$ is that upwards of $1,000

thanks to all your help:)


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berg 5 speeds are 3500 bucks give or take last time i looked, nd that's just for the trans. There's a buncha work that has to be done to the car to accept a 5 spd on top of that. You can use a stock 4 speed and do what you're wanting to, yu just need to do a little research and make some calls to trans builders to set your gearing up.


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a tailshift (early) 914 gearbox will be easier to convert than the later sideshift box, mounts must be fabricated and the ring gear flipped. The 901 out of a 911 or 912 is pretty close to being the same unit, but since it is a rear instead of mid engined car, the R&P turn the right way.

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