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weinerwagen
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: I'm BAAAAAK ANd with a new Project Reply with quote

Ideas on thiis latest project I have going.

I yanked and tossed a 1.9 water leaker engine. In goes a turbo A-2 diesel up against the automatic trans.

One issue remains. The starter motor.

I got the input shaft and bellhousing correct. Its the freaking starter motor. The flex plate wont fit on the diesel housing. An a-2 flex plate will fit but not the Vanagon starter....

Next step is trying to fabricate an A-2 automatic starter or trying to get the old gasser starter motor to work...

ideas? Cracks, Comments and Restraining Orders.... Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hee. hee, hee......Just how fast do you think that TDI is gonna spin with that stock automatic???? There is hope, though, at fastforward.ca and I am pretty sure I am going for a new final drive ratio with my new gas engine when I get to it.

BTW: I am clueless about your starter problem, but I am sure someone will know about this. Did you contact some of the conversion places? Shouldn't be any different than any other I4 in an automatic van, I would think.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually the test van ran neck to neck with a stock 2.0 air cooled automatic

almost as if there was a pole holding them absolutely even
I am doing a 1.6 t for an in town runabout for my collection

my next project is a 3 CAT diesel into a 89 Carat automatic
THe final drive needs to be changed from the high 4.5's down to about 3.0 to handle a low rpm engine Wink Pays to have a Kraut family member who can fabricate.....

Actually the van has been finished since early Fed, the freaking starter motor is the hassle,

Ever try and start one using a ROPE PULL? Rolling Eyes AND DON'T EVEN suggest a crank....I already am nursing a broken elbow and back from rolling a big rig last weekend! Embarassed

Damn black ice and SUV's Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Did you get that red carat yet?
Ya know............no collection is complete without one. Wink

btw....the suby conversion guys have to put in a bigger starter, but I 'spose you already know about that.
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