Engine out, support transaxle?

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whc03grady
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Engine out, support transaxle?

Post by whc03grady » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:49 pm

I dropped the engine long ago and nothing has been supporting the trans ever since--including during transport.

I thought I remember being told by someone that such support wasn't necessary.

Is it? Or ain't it?

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Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
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Post by sped372 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:06 pm

You have to support it on the '68-'71 models because the transmission is only connected to the bus at the nosecone... the engine mustache bar holds up the rear (when the engine's in, of course).
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Post by satchmo » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:55 pm

No worries. You have two big bolts holding up the bell housing just above the two bolts that mate the upper part of the bell housing to the engine case. And, unless you removed the bolts that hold the nose of the transmission, you have those in place too.

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Post by whc03grady » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:04 pm

satchmo wrote:No worries. You have two big bolts holding up the bell housing just above the two bolts that mate the upper part of the bell housing to the engine case. And, unless you removed the bolts that hold the nose of the transmission, you have those in place too.

Tim
That's what I thought.

Thanks guys.
Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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