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Hi all,

Please can someone help me out?!?!? Can someone tell me how stiff gears should be on a 1972 bug? I find changing gear really stiff especially 1st and 2nd. My bug has a SCAT quick shifter, i sometimes worry i am going to brake something when trying to change gear! Do you think the gear box is knackered?

how much for a new one?

Also how much would it cost to fit a whole new speedo system? my speedo cable is snapped (missing) plus the lights dont work on the speedo. :elvis:

Cheers all!
 

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Also how much would it cost to fit a whole new speedo system? my speedo cable is snapped (missing) plus the lights dont work on the speedo.
Whole new speedo? new cable and a couple of bulbs would be like a tenner...max! No need for a whole new gauge! save your money for the g/box ;) Have you checked bushings as these could give you awkward changes. the gearstick will prob be sloppy in neutral, like a couple inches travel.
 

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cool cheers. and how hard should this be to fit?? I am a novice.... im weak... im not a man.... Doh! have a little knowledge but not alot.
 

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FireDancer said:
Scat shifters are great going 1-2-3-4, but a bit rubbish going down the gears. I have to double clutch going from 3-2. Try that and see if it helps.
I am thinking then that it could be the Scat shifter. Nearly breaks your arm trying to change gear and thats fine for the first 5 mins but after that its very frustrating. Maybe I should get rid fo the scat shifter then. Any ideas for a nice smooth changing replacement?
 

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It sounds like a Saturday job....change the bushes and coupling and
make sure you put a dollop of grease in the gear shift. The coupling is easy to change and replace with urethane ones. Under back seat
is a lid with two screws...take it off and you will see the coupling.
The bushes are under the gear stick and this is a bit more tricky as
gear rod will have to be removed through the front of the car. Until
this job has been done it doesnt matter what gear stick you use.Hopes this helps :)
 
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