[T3] 66 Squareback Now Mine

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Tue May 26 05:52:16 PDT 2015

On 25 May 2015 at 20:40, Craigs List wrote:

> "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.

The "hockey stick" is the part of the tranny that has a shaft that 
sticks out the front of the nose cone and inside it has an arm that 
swings around, sort of like a hockey stick, to make the shifts. On 
Beetles, the coupling to that shaft is accessed from above, but on 
Type 3s it's accessed from below. The shaft has dimples to accept the 
fixing bolts from the shift rod coupler: on top for Beetles and on 
the bottom for Type 3s.

It's fairly common for people swapping trannys to stick in a Beetle 
hockey stick and not notice the difference until they get around to 
installing the shift coupler. By then it's way too late to do a neat 
job, so they do a kludge, and drill a dimple with the tranny and 
hockey stick in place. It's almost impossible to do this accurately.

I would have thought that if ISP sold something they would have 
jigged it correctly. I hadn't heard of this problem with this ISP 
part. Wouldn't the Type 3 dimple be exactly 180 degrees from the 
Beetle dimple? Frankly, I'm sort of surprised that VW didn't supply 
replacements with both dimples, to make a universal replacement.

I can probably come up with a Type 3 hockey stick if anyone needs 
one, but note that '72 cars with vacuum adv/retard got a special one. 
I won't have one of those.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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