This is an Autostick to 4 speed manual conversion kit. This kit makes your car a 4 speed manual.
The Volkswagen Autostick transmission, introduced to the Volkswagen model line in 1968, was a good idea and a good product while it was in good operating condition. Unfortunately, it was a power-robbing trans, as all automatic transmissions are, that dramatically affected the already low horsepower air-cooled VW engine in an adverse way. Another negative of the Autostick was maintenance. As the miles racked up and the trans became worn, the cost of upkeep became unacceptable for most. This, coupled with the fact that few mechanics fully understand the unit, makes it difficult to get good maintenance performed.
Autostick conversions to manual transmissions are not a new thing. But, before now, nobody had assembled an all-inclusive kit in one convenient package. So. Cal. Imports has taken all of the guesswork and headaches of combining all the correct parts so that the conversion will go smoothly. If you are looking for a way out of your Autostick woes, look to So. Cal. Imports to provide you with a complete, comprehensive and affordable conversion kit.
All of So. Cal. Imports’ Autostick conversion kits come complete and include: Rebuilt 4 speed manual Transaxle (4.12 R&P), flywheel, flywheel seals, clutch pressure plate, clutch disc, clutch alignment tool, clutch bolts and wave washers, gland nut, gland nut washer, throw-out bearing, heavy duty throw-out bearing clips, bowden tube, bowden tube bracket, clutch cable, clutch cable adjusting nut, transmission mounting bolts and studs, transmission mounts, rebuilt pedal assembly, shifter kit, shift rod bushing, special conversion shift coupler kit, tail cone, hockey stick and back-up light switch.
’68-’70 NEEDS TO HAVE A CLUTCH TUBE WELDED IN THE CENTER TUNNEL TO GUIDE THE CABLE FROM FRONT TO BACK. THIS TUBE IS NOT SUPPLIED IN THE KIT!
CORE CHARGE INFO: Core return transmission must be a manual transmission. So. Cal. Imports will not accept Autostick cores as core returns! Separate core charges apply for Transmission ($250.00), Flywheel ($30.00) and Pedal Assembly ($30.00). A disposal fee of $25.00 will be charged for any transmission that has not been drained of gear oil prior to being returned.
All transmission cores must be deemed rebuildable from the builder. Broken or damaged components on a transmission will reduce or, in some cases, void your core refund. All transmission cores must be like for like, as we cannot give you full credit for a swing axle transmission when you ordered an IRS transmission. We cannot give you full credit on a 12 volt swing axle transmission for a 6 volt transmission. There are some exceptions, so if you are unsure, PLEASE CALL FIRST before ordering.
Please understand, we do want your core return. Without good cores, there is not going to be rebuilt parts put back into circulation. Please do your part to keep our cars going for years to come and exchange your cores!
Autostick Conversion Kit, Bug ’68-’70. Sold as kit.