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Glenn Gannon

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« on: December 07, 2006, 06:30:24 PM »
I have just bought a 1970 beetle with a autostick in it. The car does not have a motor in. I believe most of the parts with it. But I have no way to be sure. Is there any diagrams for the fluid and vacuum systems? There a piece on the engine compartment wall and several hoses there to, but have no idea how it would hock to the engine. Is there a oil pump that attaches to the engine?

Any help and diagrams?

Thanks in advance,


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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 07:26:55 PM »

Hi Glen,
Have a look at My webpages and you will see a full color diagram of how the system works etc...
You should be able to see where the hoses go...
The ATF/Oil pump is a special dual pump, that sits where the normal oil pump sits... You can see photos of that on My web pages too...
there are two pipes that come off the ATF pump...
these could be replaced with rubber hoses if the originals can't be found...
Most Autostick owners are on the lookout for spare parts all the time...
I have a spare gearbox plus all the other parts...
The major part on the engine would be the flex plate which bolts onto the front of the engine, where the flywheel normally goes...
They also use a special starter motor... because the flywheel isn't there,
any other questions, just ask...

The electrical/vacuum control valve is on the LHS of the engine compartment..
The ATF tank is on the RHS of the engine ...
The vacuum tank is under the LHS rear fender...
There will be a clutch Servo on the LHS of the gearbox...


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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 09:47:58 PM »
Hiya Glenn,

Welcome to the forum!

Along with what Lee had to say, I'd recommend that you get yourself the "Official Service Manual" by Robert Bentley.  It has an excellent section on AutoStick service and repairs.  It will walk you right through the "reconstruction" of you car.  

You'll find the best prices at  Look for the edition with the orange cover.  

Oh, and for what it might be worth, look into buying a used copy.  They are cheaper, and the older editions feature the wiring diagrams in full color.

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2006, 10:34:04 AM »
Hi Glenn, I notice you are in Findlay. I'm in Toledo and have an Autostick. Un fortunately for me I lost the second gear syncs so I have to pull the Transmision. I have spare parts for sale. Flywheel, torque converter,tanks,hoses, Vacuum modulator Gear shift, Pedal assy. Give me a call at (419)697-7179 if you need any part. If you want to look at the installed setup let me know I plan on tearing it appart between Christmas and New years. I converted to an Autostick so any installation questions I should be able to help with Also.