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Hi Ian,

Been there, done that. Works great! Cruise at 85 mph all day! You'll need to remove the gear reduction boxes first to gain any real benefit.

You'll need a 210mm clutch assy and flywheel. The flywheel will need to be machined to accomodate the 914 pilot bushing. Use the 914 starter, it's self supporting and has more torque than the type I starter.

I used the type III swingaxle gearbox in the comversion with a Wolfgang Intl' conversion kit (eliminates reduction boxes)

I used the 914 cooling shroud, so I had to trim the engine valence to fit. You'll need to remove the ring from the type I clutch cover and install it on the 210mm cover and use a 1980-83 vanagon TOB and late style (1971) TOB actuating fork.

It's fairly simple to do, I'm running Webers on it.

Good Luck,
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