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    Default Project for my son and I, VW Bug

    Howdy. Nic and I bought his first car to start working on. It should be lots of fun and work.

    who has an extra VW engine? anyone? anyone?
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    Sr. Mechanic Skarch's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Arlington, TX


    What size are you looking for. I have alot of connections, and even a guy that can get a really good deal on crate blocks for the old aircooleds. Does it have a motor in it right now, or is it just a shell?


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    2005 VW Passat 1.8T - soon to be gone but not forgotten
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    Howdy. No engine. We'd like to spend about $600-800. I mean since it's so much work to swap one, we might as well do it right. (can you detect my sarcasm?)

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    Thanks for the interest.

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    Haasdonk Belgium


    You can buy a Porsche engine from an old 911 that will give it a giddy up en go
    Peter Smet
    Haasdonk, Belgium

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    A 912 motor would be easy to install. Look around for a wrecked bug with a recent rebuild.
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