[Vwdiesel] tdi in 72 bus

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Sun Feb 22 18:38:29 PST 2009

If you will check on the yahoo VanagonTDI list you will find a neat  
set of picture of a TDI into an aircooled bus.  Anything can be done  
with the right money and some engineering.  Hayden
On Feb 22, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Patrick Dolan wrote:

> You can't just throw a TDI and its gearbox ahead of the rear axle in  
> the type 2, since that is where the suspension anchors and the  
> torsion bars go.  You need to use a bus box, and hang the TDI off  
> the rear.  You can use a diesel gearbox, but nothing after AHU/1Z  
> work well at that angle.  There are several aftermarket bellhousings  
> that will adapt an inline engine sitting upright, but then you have  
> to raise the engine cover to clear.  There are infinite ratios  
> available for the top two gears in Type 2 boxes.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: LBaird119 at aol.com
> Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:02 am
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] tdi in 72 bus
>> In a message dated 2/20/2009 4:28:54 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>> adamanderr at hotmail.com writes:
>>> i found a tdi block and trans. is it possible to put these in a
>> type 2 bus?
>>> do i have to use a bus transaxle?
>>> if i do i assume the gas trans gearing wouldn't work?
>> I'd presume it'd be simplest to use the diesel Vanagon setup but
>> it sounds like that gasser tranny that Rudy has would work, even
>> better since it's taller geared.  That'd be the main reason to try
>> and use a TDI tranny but then you have to build a shift mechanism
>> from scratch and set the engine in the middle of the van instead
>> of
>> the rear.
>> With VW you never know, the final drive gear or some of the
>> tranny
>> gears might even be interchangeable for a custom ratio tranny!
>>   Loren
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