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    If you do not have a place for the bypass line to connect......it does not HAVE to go to the tank. It can loop back to the low side of the pump.

    Works perfectly fine but does run a chance of heating up a pocket of gas if demand is real low and is bypassing right back into the pump a large amount. Potential vaper lock.

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    An internally regulated pump does the same loop back to low side just all inside the body of the pump instead of 2 separate pieces.

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    In addition.....

    That first example the bypass line could also go to the low side of the pump like example 3 does.

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    Default what is the best transaxle to put in a vw trike

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDon View Post
    what is the best transaxle to put in a vw trike
    Ok.....so that is a very subjective question.

    The answer to that would depend on what you expect to happen.

    Do you like to sport around town, bang out the gears and do wheelies?

    Or

    Cruise down the highway?

    Two very different transmissions there.

    I have my preferences. So I would want a late model single side cover irs. Preferably from a ghia.

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    IDon.....

    I did get your pm.

    But I am going to answer here in open forum.

    I am not a professional trike builder. This is my....well....our hobby....our fun time. This is about sharing experiences and lessons learned.

    Please post up your build.

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    Ok. Ask yourself some questions.

    Body?

    No body?

    Vw body?

    Highway?

    Sport about?

    Money? (Vw ain't as cheap anymore)

    Skills?

    Resources?

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    A vw back half. Commonly known as a beach bas***d.

    Engine enclosed from the elements. Shelter from the sun. Full width rear seat. Big rides good. All the rules of a beetle, full fan and tins, cooler, air ducting ect. And wind drag. Big takes more hp to highway.

    A fiberglass body or "styers style"

    The open engine gets lots of free air. Cooling becomes a lot less of an issue. Lighter weight. More wheelie prone. Still full width and with some adjustments rides well (comfort wise).

    No body.

    Free to change width and length when you build it. Style it any way you wish.

    Reversed power train.

    Can use a lot of mid engine dune buggy parts. Many many parts can not be bought, you must make them. Makes a fun sports car/bike ride. Not the most comfortable riding. Short stiff, pitch. Not well suited for long distance highway or pulling a trailer. But is more motorcycle looking.

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