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> Automatic Transmission, What is the best automatic transmission to put in a 914 1.7
JCP914
post Nov 21 2021, 07:17 PM
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I am an amputee, I just purchased a 1972 914 and I need to convert it to an automatic. What is the best automatic and share how it can be done and where. I live in Indy.
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post Nov 21 2021, 07:30 PM
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Thread by a member who had a 914 with an Audi auto trans:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=101948
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post Nov 21 2021, 07:41 PM
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A Vanagon trans might work well. They initially had Type 4 engines. Or late Bay Window bus...
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post Nov 21 2021, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE(JCP914 @ Nov 21 2021, 08:17 PM) *

I am an amputee, I just purchased a 1972 914 and I need to convert it to an automatic. What is the best automatic and share how it can be done and where. I live in Indy.


Thanks for the quick reply
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post Nov 22 2021, 06:47 AM
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If it were me, I would put in a sportomatic instead. It gives you all the fun of shifiting without the clutch. And there are only a few sportomatic cars out there.


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post Nov 22 2021, 07:53 AM
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/123851590716?chn=p...9xoCrwsQAvD_BwE
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post Nov 22 2021, 08:16 AM
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No doubt... Sportomatic.
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post Nov 22 2021, 08:47 AM
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Sportomatic would be very cool.
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post Nov 22 2021, 10:15 AM
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QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Nov 22 2021, 07:47 AM) *

If it were me, I would put in a sportomatic instead. It gives you all the fun of shifiting without the clutch. And there are only a few sportomatic cars out there.


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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) Many Sporto cars were converted to stick so there ar parts out there to be
found.
Most of the parts are interchangeable to the 914 install.....the rear cover however is
914 only .....but there are NOS ones if you do a WTB
Good luck.
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post Nov 22 2021, 10:25 AM
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I just found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-914-914-6-...31743062?_ul=IN
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post Nov 22 2021, 12:51 PM
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While a /4 sporto would be cool there's lots to consider. A sporto box would likely be sourced from a 911 and would need the ring gear flipped. You also need to find a vacuum tank and servo, the special shifter with the electrical contacts and maybe a fluid reservoir since the /6 used the engine oil tank. You'd need to figure out how to circulate oil for the convertor. The /6 used a pump driven off the end of the camshaft but a pump was never developed for a 914/4. You may be able to use something like the double pump from a VW autostick but will likely run into clearance problems with the engine support bar like you do with a dry sump pump. A few of the reasons why I don't think we've ever seen a /4 converted to sportomatic. A full auto from an inline engine front wheel drive VW/Audi is much easier since everything is in the box.
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post Nov 22 2021, 12:51 PM
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post Nov 22 2021, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE(ejm @ Nov 22 2021, 11:51 AM) *

While a /4 sporto would be cool there's lots to consider. A sporto box would likely be sourced from a 911 and would need the ring gear flipped. You also need to find a vacuum tank and servo, the special shifter with the electrical contacts and maybe a fluid reservoir since the /6 used the engine oil tank. You'd need to figure out how to circulate oil for the convertor. The /6 used a pump driven off the end of the camshaft but a pump was never developed for a 914/4. You may be able to use something like the double pump from a VW autostick but will likely run into clearance problems with the engine support bar like you do with a dry sump pump. A few of the reasons why I don't think we've ever seen a /4 converted to sportomatic. A full auto from an inline engine front wheel drive VW/Audi is much easier since everything is in the box.


1.8T from an A4 automatic...
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post Nov 22 2021, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE(mgp4591 @ Nov 22 2021, 01:06 PM) *

QUOTE(ejm @ Nov 22 2021, 11:51 AM) *

While a /4 sporto would be cool there's lots to consider. A sporto box would likely be sourced from a 911 and would need the ring gear flipped. You also need to find a vacuum tank and servo, the special shifter with the electrical contacts and maybe a fluid reservoir since the /6 used the engine oil tank. You'd need to figure out how to circulate oil for the convertor. The /6 used a pump driven off the end of the camshaft but a pump was never developed for a 914/4. You may be able to use something like the double pump from a VW autostick but will likely run into clearance problems with the engine support bar like you do with a dry sump pump. A few of the reasons why I don't think we've ever seen a /4 converted to sportomatic. A full auto from an inline engine front wheel drive VW/Audi is much easier since everything is in the box.


1.8T from an A4 automatic...
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post Nov 22 2021, 03:59 PM
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I hate raining on someones parade, but this does not seem to be well thought out. Yes, there were 914/6 Sportomatic cars; but they are very rare and not cheap. So why buy a 914/4 before having a complete plan in place? The 914/4 has to be the worst Porsche to convert excepting the 356.
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post Nov 22 2021, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE(davep @ Nov 22 2021, 04:59 PM) *

I hate raining on someones parade, but this does not seem to be well thought out. Yes, there were 914/6 Sportomatic cars; but they are very rare and not cheap. So why buy a 914/4 before having a complete plan in place? The 914/4 has to be the worst Porsche to convert excepting the 356.


Wouldn't a Subaru transmission work?
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post Nov 22 2021, 04:13 PM
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Just an idea, but perhaps an EV conversion kit would be worthwhile. Automatic style driving with a huge increase in torque.?

https://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info...fb73e197a2db4a5
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post Nov 22 2021, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE(ejm @ Nov 22 2021, 01:51 PM) *

While a /4 sporto would be cool there's lots to consider. A sporto box would likely be sourced from a 911 and would need the ring gear flipped. You also need to find a vacuum tank and servo, the special shifter with the electrical contacts and maybe a fluid reservoir since the /6 used the engine oil tank. You'd need to figure out how to circulate oil for the convertor. The /6 used a pump driven off the end of the camshaft but a pump was never developed for a 914/4. You may be able to use something like the double pump from a VW autostick but will likely run into clearance problems with the engine support bar like you do with a dry sump pump. A few of the reasons why I don't think we've ever seen a /4 converted to sportomatic. A full auto from an inline engine front wheel drive VW/Audi is much easier since everything is in the box.


On second thought....
I completly overlooked that the OP was asking about converting a four cylinder car.
DOH !
The Audi auto seems the most doable....afterall... the engine IS in front of the trans.
There was one documented here, no ?
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post Nov 22 2021, 07:03 PM
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No no no. Sorry, but why even bother?
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post Nov 22 2021, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE(windforfun @ Nov 22 2021, 05:03 PM) *

No no no. Sorry, but why even bother?


Amputee.
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