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What is the purpose of the reindexed shift lever part for a bus? I am doing an IRS tranny swap on my 67 VW bus, would that part also help with the nose cone? I am installing a 73 super beetle trans in it.

Hi Manual,

Thanks for the question.  The reason for the re-indexed hockey stick is that the shift coupler on a Bus has the grub screw access under the Bus and a Bug or Super Beetle has the grub screw access up on top under the back seat.  When adapting a transmission from one car to the other you must make a dimple on the other side of the hockey stick to receive the grub screw.  This must be done in the exact location or the shifter will not line up correctly.

This all being said, on your application where you are putting a 1973 Bug transmission into a 1967 Bus, you will need to install the Bus nose cone and hockey stick onto the 1973 Bug transmission.  in doing this, you will not need to buy a re-indexed hockey stick.

Two items to make sure of when changing nose cones.

1) After removing the nose cone and hockey stick from the 1973 Bug trans, make sure the transmission is in neutral.  This is done by checking that all 3 of the shift levers that the hockey stick tip moves in are at the same level.  If they are not, than push down or raise up the one that is not level.  Once all of the levers are level, you have found neutral. Clean all surfaces on the Transmission and nose cone.  Replace the hockey stick seal if necessary. Install hockey stick in the nose cone.  Apply a lite coat of silicone on the nose cone flange.

2) On the nose cone mounting flange, at the top side of the nose cone, there is a small hole.  This is where your transmission will vent air as it heats and cools.  Make sure not to get any of the silicone in this hole or the venting track.

Now install the tip of the hockey stick into the slot of the shift levers. Slide the nose cone down to the transmission and install the washers and nuts.  Tighten to specifications.

I hope you found this to be helpful,

Andy

 

 

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