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412STi
September 2nd 2018, 17:29
Hello GermanLooker

Wally asked me to write something about my project.
I want to fulfill this command, upps, this request.

As I have already said here https://www.germanlook.net/forums/showpost.php?p=91090&postcount=1497 and next,
my progress is very, very slow.

Now, only a little Teaser

Wally
September 3rd 2018, 02:54
Haha!
That is extremely cool!
Can you keep it under the decklid? Any pics of the Variant as it is now?

thanks!

412STi
September 3rd 2018, 15:18
I hope it fits under the lid.
But in any case, I have to cut off the intake manifold.
We will see.

There are no pictures now.
Everything is still original but disassembled and must be welded here and there a little bit.

Now I first adjust the engine and transmission, so I can build the brackets.
Then I want to build the brakes, then edit the body.


https://cosgan.de/images/smilie/haushalt/n060.gif

Wally
September 3rd 2018, 16:40
Very cool!

(Psst: I like it so much as I am slowly preparing a rad build with a watercooled (6) unit into an early notch myself)

kai4130
September 3rd 2018, 17:02
In the type 3’s variant world, the only way to retain the stock engine hatch height would be to make a custom inlet maifold to reduce the height of the engine.

With my notchback it’s more like a Karmann Ghia now with the rear boot/trunk area as the engine bay. Fare play not only for keeping a Type 4 on the road but the STI transplant also.... hats off to you sir!


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1696681.jpg

chug_A_bug
September 3rd 2018, 21:49
WOW... So Cool

Bogara_ZO
January 8th 2019, 07:26
Now, only a little Teaser

You are building the car i have always dreamed about! Good luck with the build :)

412STi
January 16th 2019, 19:05
Hi

A little bit more.
As i said, my progress is very slow.
Real life is always in pole position.

The first two Pics showing the gearbox that gets installed.
Third picture shows my dummy gearbox with which I want to calculate the location and mounts.

sheller
January 17th 2019, 19:08
What was the gearbox from?

412STi
January 17th 2019, 19:46
5Speed Subaru WRX
Modified with Subarugear's parts.

412STi
January 18th 2019, 18:39
Haha!
That is extremely cool!
Can you keep it under the decklid? Any pics of the Variant as it is now?

thanks!

Hi Wally

Because of pictures.
Found a few older ones, but not much has changed so far.
Was when moving into our hall, but have not been so much space for a long time

412STi
August 25th 2019, 15:06
Hello

I could use your help or input.

In my project, I have difficulty finding suitable drive shafts.
Unlike the Beetle or Bulli with Subaru transmission, the installation position is much lower and therefore I need shorter drive shafts.
Even the shortest ones available (Type3 automatic, left shaft) are still a bit too long.
You can cut drive shafts.
The special company that does that, only cuts hollow drive shafts. All VW or Porsche drive shafts I would like to use, are made of full material.

Someone an idea for a suitable solution?

Wally
August 25th 2019, 16:03
I suppose you really can only go with a custom axle then.
SAW makes those right? Probably only stateside companies do that kinda work...
Or Finnish.

Clatter
September 5th 2019, 15:43
Sway Away still makes axles in any length you could want.
These are Empi, and cost a lot less.
Here with 1" narrowed arms and a 915 trans FWIW.

They have no inside shoulder/stop for the CV, so they are forgiving WRT length..

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1682007.jpg

H2OSB
September 5th 2019, 16:41
Sheesh, Clatter, I didn't realize you were on here as well

Apologize for the slight hijack

Wally
September 6th 2019, 07:13
Nice! and good info, tnx from me as well!

412STi
September 16th 2019, 19:16
Hmm!
Thanks for the info.

Ok, what means ...they are forgiving WRT lenght...?

SWA has only the normal lengths in the selection.
My shortest drive shafts (typ3 automatic, left side) are 15 5/8 inches exactly like the first selection at SWA.
But I guess I need some shorter ones.

It is about creating enough space for the length compensation.
Will try to get some space on the flanges and joints.
Let's see.

412STi
September 16th 2019, 20:27
Oh yes, there is also a small progress.

Intake manifold is welded (has to be made nice) and I have removed the turbo, disassembled, rotated the housing of the pressure side by 90 and reinstalled.

befor:
https://up.picr.de/36778445sd.jpg

after:
https://up.picr.de/36778446wh.jpg

Hulken
September 17th 2019, 08:07
Looking good!

Clatter
September 18th 2019, 15:43
Hmm!
Thanks for the info.

Ok, what means ...they are forgiving WRT lenght...?

SWA has only the normal lengths in the selection.
My shortest drive shafts (typ3 automatic, left side) are 15 5/8 inches exactly like the first selection at SWA.
But I guess I need some shorter ones.

It is about creating enough space for the length compensation.
Will try to get some space on the flanges and joints.
Let's see.

Forgiving -With Regard To- length...

Sorry to use an obscure TLA (Three Letter Acronym) :D

The axle does not have a 'stop' or 'shoulder' at the inside of the splined area;
They are held captive by the flanges at both ends instead.

You just need to make sure there is room at the ends each way when the axle is right at horizontal, and the flanges are closest to each other
(And that they aren't so short as to fall out at full droop of course). :o


This because these are often used on off-road long-travel applications,
And they need a lot of spline to adjust for the extreme travel.

There has been some discussion of the axles banging on the transmission-side flange seal, but nobody has yet reports issues, and many run these,
Seems that the wheel-side flange, with no seal, gets the beating and doesn't mind.:p