Transaxle id needed.

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Transaxle id needed.

Post by nelson845 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:43 pm

LAP....jpg
Any info on the 3 letters with 3 dots (LAP***)above the trans code. Also does AO=Karman Ghia 70? Thanks...
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Re: Transaxle id needed.

Post by sideshow » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:58 pm

The AO code seems to be common to '68 ghia swing axle/4-speed (based on two very original looking parts hulks I've seen)...and the re-stamping usually means that somebody has had it open and it is no longer factory specification.

Like most transmission stamping, it can only suggest what it was in the way back.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: Transaxle id needed.

Post by nelson845 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks.

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Re: Transaxle id needed.

Post by Bruce2 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 pm

The second digit is a 0, not an O.
Once they passed gearbox number 9,999,999 they started back at 0. In other words, they didn't add a digit for gearbox number 10,000,000

There's no difference between a Beetle and Ghia swing axle gearbox before 69.

It's a 68 swing axle gearbox, long axles, 4 lug drums, 12V, 4.12 R&P if it was used with a 1500 engine.

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Re: Transaxle id needed.

Post by nelson845 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:08 pm

I see, so it has been converted to wide five in order to run in my '65 when the bug was switched over to 12V.

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