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    Welcome to the gang . I plan on building a Midship Corvair Trike .. So I'll be trying to follow along .. I have Questions so . We can Muddle this thing trough together .

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    Midship Corvair setup poses it's own set of problems if you are planning to use the Covair transaxle. When building a midengine VW transaxle, the ring gear has to be flipped over to give the correct rotation to the final drive. Otherwise you get 4 reverse and 1 forward gear. You can't flip the ring gear over in the Corvair transaxles. The Corvair engine rotates opposite of the VW engine so you can use a non-flipped ring gear VW transaxle to get 4 forward and 1 reverse gear but you will be placing the load on the back side of the hypoid gears. This will affect trans life. I believe you can flip a Corvair stick trans upside down and it will work but you can't flip the auto trans upside down due to valve body considerations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwbug72501 View Post
    Midship Corvair setup poses it's own set of problems if you are planning to use the Covair transaxle. When building a midengine VW transaxle, the ring gear has to be flipped over to give the correct rotation to the final drive. Otherwise you get 4 reverse and 1 forward gear. You can't flip the ring gear over in the Corvair transaxles. The Corvair engine rotates opposite of the VW engine so you can use a non-flipped ring gear VW transaxle to get 4 forward and 1 reverse gear but you will be placing the load on the back side of the hypoid gears. This will affect trans life. I believe you can flip a Corvair stick trans upside down and it will work but you can't flip the auto trans upside down due to valve body considerations.
    So I didn't make it out there to play this afternoon . But in reading this .

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    I Have a VW trans-axle ..

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    If I and turn the trans axle over around so input shaft is facing inward that gives Me a automatic to sell . and all I have to do is get a adapter plate to mount the trans-axle put the corvair motor on it .. I will look at mounting options . the Corvair motor has a back motor mount & springs if I can just get them hooked up to a Cycle frame .

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