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    Porsche/VW 914 2.0 Drivetrain

    getting this drivetrain
    it looks like a manual trans
    what are these like?

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    Not the most powerful and the gearbox is one of the weaker from porsche

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    adrian
    i'm just glad to make the jump to mid engine
    have been told parts are more expensive than Type 1 and
    probably more than Type 3

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    I have had 4 Porsche 914s, and extensively autocrossed a 2 litre and won a title with one.They are not expensive to work on, and I had no problems with the gearbox. I had webber carbs on mine with a mild crank, and it was pretty quick. the engines can take a fair amount of abuse, and it will cruise all day at 100mph. Have fun! Steve

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    They work great together, but if you intend to have a lot of power down the road that box isnt the best choice. Steve how much power were you putting down?

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    I remember about 160 horsepower, but even though I went through two autocross seasons with the car, and street drove it as well, I had no trouble with the drive train. Steve

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    I also had a friend with the same car with a chev 350 mated up to the same gearbox, and it did fine without modification. Steve

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    i'll have engine and trans in a couple of months
    it's bare long block and trans with axles torched off
    carbs and dist, etc not on it
    but i'm beginning to get attached to it

    Happy New Years!
    Last edited by rapid transit; 12-30-2011 at 02:03 AM.

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    Let me know if you need any help when you get it.Steve

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    steve 914
    next time i go by where it is
    i'll check on it.
    i'm pretty firm on 914 because
    with say VW Type 3 or Corvair that
    thing about turning over ring and pinion
    after you turn drivetrain around to mid engine
    doesn't sound too good to me.
    used as example Type 3 because i know where there's one sitting w/auto trans i think
    and at VW shop there was another 914.

    thanks for encouragement!

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