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Old 10-03-2008, 06:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Although I've never driven either, I understand the old Saabs and the VW Lupo 1L (Diesel) had a one-way clutch mechanism that the driver could selectively engage, that sounds to me like your solution. Since you drive a VW, I wounder if a Lupo transaxle could be sourced and retrofitted to your '86 vw

When engaged, it acted like a bicycle's freewheel. A buddy of mine put quite a few miles on Saab's version, he said it took some getting used to in commuting the backroads of Conecticut.
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