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Re: LSDs

OK Kids,  
      Here we go . . . looking back at the original VW Type 3 'M' codes (BIG
THANKS to Jim Adney for the 'M' codes list!!), the option of LSD was made by
specifying "M-220" and is listed as available for models 311-318 & 361-368.
Jim, perhaps with this info, someone could tell us more?? (such as how to
tell what model I/you/we have!?!?)

In a message dated 97-05-01 14:15:11 EDT, you write:

<< >From: Toby Erkson <Toby_Erkson@ccm2.hf.intel.com>
 >P.S.  Quaife makes limited-slip differentials for various cars, including
 >Porsche 914.  The 914 and (late) VW differential look identical to me --
 >anyone know if they are (basically) the same component?  I think Quaife
 >makes, or did make, a limited-slip for the Bug but the source who told me 
 >very sure.  These are very good 'slips but start around $1500 US.  Does
 >know of other manufacturers?
 The VW microfilm for the t3 shows LSDs.  I don't recall whether it shows 
 parts for both the swing axle and the IRS, but there's something in there.  
 There is no indication that they were actually supplied on any of our cars, 
 but the fact that they were put in the microfilm must mean that someone 
 thought so--or made a bit of a mistake!
 At any rate the LSD action all takes place in the differential, so there is 
 no reason to worry about changing the nose cone.  OTOH, perhaps Keith meant 
 to just use the whole Thing tranny and switch nose cones if necessary to get

 it to fit in a T3.  Even this will not always work, because there was a 
 change in the way one of the main- or counter- shaft bearings was retained 
 in around 72, so you cannot swap nose cones across that boundary--or should 
 I say "one shouldn't."
 Does anyone know of any market where T3s were available with LSDs?
        Melissa Kepner                                    Jim Adney
        jadney@vwtype3.org              jadney@vwtype3.org
                              Laura Kepner-Adney
                              Madison, Wisconsin

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