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Re[2]: Yaa-hooie and a zoom-a-zoom-zoomie !!!



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Several people have asked me this so I'll just take care of the rest of you who 
may be a tad curious as well.  I was told $2250 by Harold.  I'm assuming this 
does not include shipping it to me.  And, like any non-stock venture, there may 
be some more (minor) charges because 'it just happens'.  Here's what's being 
done:
     new case
     super differential
     welded 3rd, 4th and 5th gears
     steel shift forks
     hardened keys
     I think an aluminum side cover?
     
     Gearing:
     Ring & Pinion - stock 4.125
     1st - stock 3.800
     2nd - stock 2.058
     3rd - 1.480 (1.440 is considered too noisy)
     4th - 1.04
     5th - 0.821
     
     Includes:
     GB shifter modified for 5-speed shifting
     tranny mount (I pay difference if it costs more than usual)

This gives me good gearing (I'm not over-geared) with the tire height that I 
have (~23.375").  5th gear, however, is over-geared ever so slightly (less than 
a 1.03% difference) but I did this fully knowing the potential for over-heating 
the engine.  I want the high MPH (estimated top speed is 115MPH) and using the 
.889 gear for 5th would've put me at an estimated top speed of only ~106MPH.  
Naturally, I plan on keeping the tire size as it is or going smaller.  If I did 
go back to stock tire size or to a slightly bigger diameter tire all the lower 
gears would be fine for the engine cooling but 5th gear would become a problem 
as my top speed would increase (faster MPH) but my engine RPM for the given 
speeds would be lower and thus contribute to insufficient engine cooling.  Rule 
of thumb is about 2800-3000RPM for 60MPH.

I created an Excel workbook to help me chart and compute various things to help 
me figure out what I wanted.  I've sorta taught myself and it's not an exact 
science for me but the graphing did help visualize things better for me.  I'm 
still working on the workbook but you can download the current version from my 
Type Three Tech page at 'http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/1641/'.

I'm late for a meeting and gotta go but if you have questions don't hesitate to 
contact me.  Maybe Kenik Hassel can help as well since he's the original 
five-speed Type IIIer!
    Toby Erkson
    air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email responses
    '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
    '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member
    Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/

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Subject: Re: Yaa-hooie and a zoom-a-zoom-zoomie !!!
Author:  johnc@geekopolis.com at SMTPGATE_MIME
Date:    2/11/98 7:07 PM

Toby, how much did this set you back.. give me the details.  I have been 
thinking about doing the same for Maggie.

Thanks!

---
  \/  John T. Croteau       1971 VW Squareback RestoCustom Project (Maggie)
 \/\/ johnc@geekopolis.com                     http://geekopolis.com/maggie


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