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Bay Window with 1.9 TDI engine -> READY
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up thanks for sharing and really interesting to hear your thoughts about the flip box especially as this was gonna be my next step... so are you thinking I should re-gear my 2ltr bay box?

Mine has already had 4th done by Cogbox but it isn't really enough/ could do with a 5th to knock another 1k off the revs. I bought the box of RichBaker78 who had the gearing set up by Cogbox for his 1776 lawn mower engine so was never going to be perfect for my TD engine.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting - looks like a nice trip.
I would have thought the TDi box was the perfect solution....I guess the Renoault UN1/Porsche 915 are all in the tooexpensive category?

can you not find a compromise by lowering the box and engine more and lowering (relatively raising) the suspension? I see you are running stock height.

What is the issue ? are they actually binding ?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flipped box is a solution, but definitely not perfect.

Going low is a real compromise for me.

When I put the tdi with the box in the van, I was really going for high cruising speed. but the wind noise above 100 kph is just too much, so 100 - 110 is good enough.

therefor, a 4 speed gearbox could be enough, but with longer 4th or longer overall gears.

I am going to dig into this.

I am not disappointed. Just not as happy as I thought I would be.

I will keep you updated in my quest for the best gearbox solution for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The t3/t25 guys are running the flipped a4/Passat transmission with no hassles.
But they have a wider track of course.
Not much wider.
However It makes all the difference to Angle of cv stretch.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Know. And again, I would like to stress that I do not have any specific issues that can not be solved. After all, I have driven to quite some kilometers already (to England, to Italy for example). And I am driving it at work at the moment, with a big smile. A colleague of mine was driving behind me. He has a Jeep with a v8 engine. I knew he was driving there, so I pushed the throttle a bit more than I usually do. At work he noted: 'that van does pull like a mofo. I had a hard time keeping up with you.'

So, its really not all bad Grin

But it's just that it doesn't fit as well as I would like. There is always a compromise somewhere, either ride height, tire size, or CV angle in my case.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking about mating up reduction boxes to the flipped box.
Would that work I wonder. ?
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