edit 23-12-2005: I’ve got my adapter kit from DS-tuning! I picked it up today. It looks quite good. They machined a elevation to overcome the distance from the clutch to the beetle gearbox. This is the flywheel with the elevation:
From the side you can see it’s quite an beefy disk that’s mounted to the alfa flywheel:
And this is the adapter plate for mounting the Alfa engine to the beetle gearbox:
When test-mounting the adapter plate to the engine I noticed a little problem with the flywheel-sensor (the sensor that is used by the CPU for determining the ignition moments). There is not enough room anymore to install it. This sensor is mounted on the side of the engine, half on the engine, half on the gearbox (in the original alfa set-up). But if I remove a little of the adapter plate it should all work out.
edit 21-01-2006: I had cut out a piece of the adapter plate to make room for the flywheel-sensor. On these pictures you can see why I had to cut a piece out of my brand new adaper plate:
I marked the piece that had to be cut-out and cut with my grinder:
After cutting that piece, I also had to grind a little bit out of the side of the adapter plate:
Test installation on the engine:
After that I painted it with zinc-spray:
Looks nice, doesn’t it?
So, now I can start cutting up the rear end of my bug to make the engine fit….
Hello gerrelt, do you know if D S tuning still sell the adapter? I also have an Alfa engine but I can’t get through to DS. Any help would be much appreciated, great website by the way!
Have you tried e-mailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org ?
This address is a bit hidden on their site:
Hi Gerrelt, your site was a big help to me, i just (almost)finished my Alfa Sprint 1.5 Veloce Kever project , it runs and sounds like a v8. There is one major issue, the clutch doesn’t work..i bought the adapter from DS-tuning, and i can’t imagine that the clutch plate is the wrong way around because that wouldn’t fit. Did you have any problems with your clutch?
I did not have any problems with my clutch.
What kind of gearbox are you using? I know the older clutch setups need an extra ring on the pressure plate.
Maybe you are using the older model gearbox, which requires the ring?
On this webshop, you can see the difference:
The pressure plate with the ring is called “met tafel”.
I fixed it and the VW runs like a champ!
Just swapped the clutch plate. It runs really good (and loud)
Thanks for all the effort on your website!