[T3] 66 Squareback Now Mine

Craigs List craigslistcsprings at gmail.com
Mon May 25 18:43:19 PDT 2015

"Very cool Adam! That car actually looks better in the close shots.
Not the usual for a "patina" car. ;-)
It does sound like the shifter plate needs to be moved a little to the
left. Max Welton"

Thanks max. It is your fault that I got this one. I fell in love with your
early bodied Square long ago. I had to get one of my own. Now, if I could
just get you to sell me a matching FI system like yours :)


On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Craigs List <craigslistcsprings at gmail.com>

> "If you can't get the shift lever in the right place by moving the
> lever base, the problem MIGHT be due to the tranny (or just the
> "hockey stick", being replaced by a Bug part."
> Can you explain this further? I will try adjusting first. I will look at
> the bushing too.
> Here is what I am experiencing: First hear is hard to get into and far
> right at almost dead center. 2nd gear grinds if you jump into it fast and
> grinds on every downshift. I adjusted a bit and it got a little worse. It
> will now try and fall into reverse without the down push. 3rd and 4th work
> as they should. They are just way far right.
> The transmission was rebuilt and "freeway flier" gears put in. There was
> talk of welding some gears. I understand that is usually 3 rd and 4th, but
> the PO said something about 2nd gear and that it was for the freeway flier
> part? I don't know much about flyer transmission builds or procedures.
> Maybe someone could educate me.
> Like I said, I will adjust again. Can anyone let me know what the
> procedure is? I am about to open up my FSM and read there.
> I will also see what it say about the shift bushing. I have read a few
> different people saying that will take car of a lot of unruly shifting. I
> would also like to know about the "hockey stick" that Jim was talking about.
> I will also have to locate the reverse switch/ wire on the tranny and get
> my reverse lights hooked up. After cleaning up some wiring this evening, I
> think I am going to be chasing a lit of that around to clean up splices and
> such. I need to get a heat gun, find my soldering iron and some shrink
> tubing.
> Adam
> On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 6:13 PM, Craigs List <craigslistcsprings at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hub....gin....They are the same thing to my phone.
>> A
>> On May 25, 2015 6:04 PM, "Jim Adney" <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
>>> On 25 May 2015 at 17:24, Craigs List wrote:
>>> > Let's see if this works.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3scmv7LTNgSbmhybUUxZF9OSFk/edit?usp=docslist_api
>>> Worked for me. Looks like there may have been some work on those rust
>>> prone areas of the RF fender. That would be odd considering how
>>> pristine the rest of the car is.
>>> > I had saved these gin caps for a few years. I finally found a use for
>>> them.
>>> gin caps?
>>> --
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