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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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    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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    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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    You can buy a Porsche engine from an old 911 that will give it a giddy up en go
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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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    friend of mine had a 74 with a 911 motor and it was pretty quick for a bug and when he got on it he could lift the front end. nice little project. have fun.

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    i like the porsche idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by black jack View Post
    friend of mine had a 74 with a 911 motor and it was pretty quick for a bug and when he got on it he could lift the front end. nice little project. have fun.

    I used to be able to carry my front end about half a block with a little 1700CC superbeetle. Those engines can make pretty absurd power, and REALLY cheap, the trick is just to keep them cool. I will ask Dubsquared what his crates run, but I would assume they wouldn't be too much out of your priceragne for a 1450 or so.

    Since this is your sons first car, are you wanting it to be fairly pedestrian, or are you guys going to build a freak out of it? The reason I ask is that it makes a lot of difference is what block I would recommend. Some of them are able to build alot more power without having to swap internals, some are more reliable, but won't handle big numbers.

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    how bout stuffing a 350 in it?
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