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Project for my son and I, VW Bug

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by HI-TORQ, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. HI-TORQ

    HI-TORQ New Member

    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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  2. Skarch

    Skarch Rockstar 100 Posts

    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?

    Josh
     
  3. HI-TORQ

    HI-TORQ New Member

    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?)
     
  4. HI-TORQ

    HI-TORQ New Member

    Thanks for the interest.
     
  5. Davandy

    Davandy Moderator 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    You can buy a Porsche engine from an old 911 that will give it a giddy up en go :great:
     
  6. RatRod

    RatRod Rockstar 100 Posts

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

    black jack Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  8. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    i like the porsche idea :great:
     
  9. Skarch

    Skarch Rockstar 100 Posts


    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.
     
  10. GM_Guy

    GM_Guy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    how bout stuffing a 350 in it? :gasp:
     

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