[T3] Shift coupler differences
snj at blef.org
Mon Dec 14 15:28:01 PST 2015
On 12/03 03:09, Soren Jacobsen wrote:
> Here's a mini mystery for you all.
> The other day I stumbled upon the shift coupler that came out of my
> October 1964 Variant. It's unlike any of the late style VW shift
> couplers I've seen. This one has a solid pin going through it, which is
> held in place by a clip that fits over a groove in the pin. It looks to
> be genuine VW. Pictures:
> Is this an early thing? If so, when did they change to the more
> familiar style?
Mystery solved. To answer my own question: November 15, 1965 (December
20, 1965 for Bugs/Ghias, although apparently some of those
intermittently received the new style coupler before the Type 3s did).
Now if I could just find a couple spare clips for the early coupler, and
maybe a better set of early rubber pieces (metal bushing instead of
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