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Should I produce more of these.
Yes, I want one the factory throw is WAY too long
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No, I am happy with the factory throw and height.
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Kenodog  



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW I have one in my car,made by the Liz,and it feels SOOOOO much better than the stock throw it doesn't even feel like the same car.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would buy it if i had a snailshell
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may seem like a dumb question to most of you but what year was the clam shell used? I don't know if I have a clam shell.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gary the snailshell has a dogleg shift pattern like this

R-2-4
1-3-5

if you have that style shift pattern then you have a snailshell,
if your shift pattern is like this
1-3-5
2-4-R
then you have the audi unit

dogleg/snailshell units are in 79 924 NA, and 79/80 931 US/Canada cars
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is a snailshell
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

collin41899 wrote:
what is a snailshell


Set aside two days of your time and do a search for snailshell on this forum. I promise, after you have read all there is to read about how the word snailshell applies to these cars you will have answered your own question.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey im interested, as pointed by emoore924 parts for these cars are hard to find as i am learning the hard way . dont beat on me to hard im new to the 931 game. i have an 80 931 i was told it has a snailshell . Any way i can be positive???
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

again RTFAQ, there is an excellent article there

however if your reverse is to the left and towards the front of the car with first below it they yes you have a snailshell.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im keen for one lizard. i'll let you know when i have some funds available for one. paypal?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok as I said once the 928 is done I will be really starting to do these, I have the first 2 that I have made already spoken for and a few more already back logged,
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lizard
This is my first post
I am very interested in your snail shell shifter set up. Glad to hear some one else has this style tranny. They are a diiferent breed I wanted to veiw the pictures unable to veiw them . The yahoo page will not display them. Would it possible you could send me the pic,s to my regular email address? I also have question about my snailshell O16-Z If you could shed some light on this concern I would appreciate it started all at once 1st. 3rd &5th OK when I try to go to2nd 4th or reverse VERY!! loose& sloppy will not go into these gears. Looking thru my porsche repair manuals I see there is a coupler back betweem shift rod & the trans shifter shaft. I plan on pulling the trans down this weekend to take a look .Do you think this could be my problem?
Thanks
Poorsha 924 bernieunlimited@aol.com
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Lizard  



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a very old thread, and I have not built any more of these past the 4-7 of them that exist.

if you are having the shifting issues you state, you will need to replace the ball cup bushing in the rear, as well as the bushings in the shifting coupler.

You can make the factory shift lever a short shifter by increasing the distance between the two holes that the pins go through on the lever, add roughly 1", you should see what I mean when you pull it out.
After you add that, then cut 1.5-2" off the top of the shift lever and you are done.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again Lizard

Thanks for the info. GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!. when you refer to the one inch between pins on the shifter that,s center to center correct? do you know where I can get the parts to repair my shifter problem. I have hear that you can use 914 shifter bushings for the linkage for a 924? Do you know?
Thanks once again
Steve
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be up for it, hook a brother up...

However, Neither sets of pictures are coming up for me to see what it actually looks like...

Do it soon though, I will be buttoning up the engine / clutch stuff soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont have those pics anymore I am afraid,

by adding an inch, I am saying cut the shifter (hacksaw) between the two holes, and add 1" of material, say a 1"x1/4" piece of flatbar.
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