[T3] 66 Squareback Now Mine

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Fri May 29 11:47:21 PDT 2015

On 28 May 2015 at 21:50, Craigs List wrote:

> Anyone got a good hockey sick they want to sell me? If I drop the tranny,
> can it be done without dropping the engine or is this like an automatic in
> that you have to drop both?

I should have a good Type 3 hockey STICK somewhere, but I'll have to 
dig for it. Let me know if you're really interested.

> I figure I can change the clutch, pressure plate and hockey stick in one
> fail swoop. Changing the hockey stick is straightforward, correct? No
> special tools or skills needed? Remember I'm quite handy in a shop. I just
> want to know what I'm getting into.

Yes, you'll want to do as much needed work as possible while you're 
doing this. It's a fairly simple job, expecially if you manage to 
preserve the gasket that's in there. One thing to be careful of is 
that you want to MAKE SURE that your tranny is in N before you start 
taking things apart. Also, for most of our cars I find that the 
clutches last a very long time, so I would take a look at what you 
have before deciding to just replace everything.

For a swing axle car, I would take the engine out first, then deal 
with the tranny. The swing axle tranny is just WAY too hard to deal 
with to want to work with double the weight and size at the same 

With the engine out, you MIGHT be able to slide the tranny back far 
enough to remove the nose cone without disconnecting the outer ends 
of the axles. I DO have one suggestion if you try this: Drain the 
tranny oil first. Otherwise, when you break the nose cone loose, 
you'll get a flood of tranny oil that will definitely NOT make your 

And if you do this, this would also be the right time to switch nose 
cones to one that's drilled for the backup lights, if yours is not. 
If you do this, make SURE you get a compatable nose cone, because 
there are late versions that are NOT the same (inside, where they 
bear against one of the tranny shaft bearings.) DO NOT try to make do 
with an incorrect style nose cone.

Let me know if you need a nose cone. I MAY have one.

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

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