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Old 20 Dec 2017, 19:04 (Ref:3788394)   #1
JonT75
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Help needed for coupling 4age to VW box

Hi all,

I could do with some advice from the FF bright lights and braniacs on this forum.

I've got a Van Diemen RF82 FF2000 with an empty engine bay that I'm planning to fit a Toyota 1.6 4AGE into. I'd ideally like to fit a Hewland box, but they're obviously pricey and given that this will not be run in a historic championship, doesn't seem to be worth the investment.

I've got a VW box that was previously fitted in a FF as a Hewland replacement, but the primary shaft and bellhousing has been removed (I now know why!). I've looked at adapter plates, but cannot find any 4AGE -> VW options. The 4AGE was used in Formula Atlantic, but that used the FT200 box. So making an adaptor is a given.

I've done some investigation into the option of a FF bellhousing (that will fit on the VW box) and custom-made primary shaft (as it will need to be longer than standard VW), but I'll be looking at a cost of about 900. In that case I'd rather invest in a Hewland.

The only real affordable option seems to be making up a custom adaptor of some form that allows the engine to be placed further backwards (to keep a standard shaft). The box needs to stay in place otherwise the drive shafts don't line up properly.

...or save hard for a Hewland

Has anyone got any bright ideas how to solve this conundrum?

Thanks in advance!

Jon.
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