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Old April 13th 2009, 04:24
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In the meantime, I also adapted the gear lever to fit in the place where the 915 shifter was. I could use the same bolt holes!!


Just needed a larger hole in the tunnel top. Remember that this shift system doesn't need adjustment at all (you can't even as there is no provision for it)as the shift selection is done INSIDE the tranny where some sort of gate shift selction mechanism works.
Its an awesome improvement over the 915 and actually makes this part of the installation a bit easier. Still, there is some slop in the original system of the linkage. Probably there must be in the factory car, but I probably will try to get rid of that lateron.



Thats it for the moment. When the new engine runs, I can only test then if and how the tranny works. As of now, I still have no clue if it all works as planned...
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Old April 15th 2009, 21:46
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Great job (as always) with the install. Can't wait to here how different the G50 is compared to 915.
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Old April 16th 2009, 03:32
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Wally... DUDE
I love it Keep up the Sweet Work
Some day I'll do the Same.... So thanks for doing the Grunt work

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Old April 16th 2009, 07:21
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yea Wally makes something totally unknown (at least to me) look so nice and simple to an extent. Thanks for sharing all this stuff. Without you and a few others, this GL world would be so much more dull (and in the dark).
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I've been following your G50 installation from the first day that you started to post information.

Very inspiring Walter, your GL beetle is one of my favorites, both in form and function.

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Thanks guys

The G50 shifts fabulous! Very light and precise. Its also quite tall geared. The 915/40 I had before ran about 2800 rpm at 100 km/h in 5th. This G50 turns a littel less than 2500 rpm at 100 km/h in 5th!

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Wicked install! Those are some pretty tall gears... Does it still go like stink?
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Old April 18th 2009, 14:16
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Wicked install! Those are some pretty tall gears... Does it still go like stink?
Yeah, just drop a gear and 'raw ****ing horsepower' does the rest
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Well done Wally, glad it has lived up to expectations!
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Old May 11th 2009, 18:25
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Thanks Rich,
Yeah, it really does.
Now I want to try to solve one little thing that could be improved upon and that is shift throw. The throws are pretty long, just like an original bug shifter, but there wasn't something to be had for short shifting besides the $$ Wevo and that one has an alloy shifter that cannot be bent in the straight position like I have done now with the original shifter..

Untill this recently developed baby:


I hope it gets here SOOON!
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Old May 12th 2009, 13:47
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I saw that one but none of them give much % reduction in throw, most being around 25-30%? I'll be interested to hear how you get on with that JWest one...
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Old May 12th 2009, 15:23
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The 25-30% is fine with me, especially since there is virtually no viable alternative. I was VERY happy just to find this solution
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I like the subtle Max speed 195.3 KPH! Thats "goes like stink!"
Great job great build and details.. thank you!
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Fantastic build, don't want to hijack the thread but I recently found these measurement of a G50 on a kitcar forum. Might be helpfull for some of you out there.

Someone on that site also put these ratio's for the G50 boxes:

G50/00 3.5 2.059 1.409 1.074 0.861 (after 1988 0.868) diff 9:31
G50/01 3.5 2.059 1.409 1.125 0.889 (after 1988 0.892)
G50/02 3.154 1.895 1.333 1.036 0.861 (after 1988 0.868)
G50/03 3.5 2.059 1.407 1.086 0.868
G50/04 3.154 1.895 1.333 1.029 0.868
G50/05 3.5 2.059 1.407 1.086 0.868 diff 3.333:1
G50/10 3.154 1.895 1.407 1.086 0.868
G50/50 3.154 1.789 1.269 0.967 0.756
G50/52 3.154 1.789 1.269 0.967 0.756
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CAR PORN of the highest order!
it does make me feel the Neanderthal , hoping to fit up a 915 in a 1303. absolute ancient technology!
Great job on the conversion, now how about the money shot?
A vid of rowing through the gears would absolutely send me over the top.
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