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VW type 3 conversion
Posted 08 November 2004 - 05:20 PM
My biggest question is 'Which motor is wider?' Does anyone have the dimensions for either motor handy??
Any thoughts on this swap would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 09 November 2004 - 01:50 AM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 05:29 AM
as for the rad I would recommend mounting it up where the spare tire goes and duct it from behind the bumper to under the torsion bar housings and then for lines run stainless steel pipe for the majority of the lines from the rad to the motor
Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:49 AM
As a side note- the EA82 would fit in the squareback- it's not quite as wide as the motor thats in there. (36" wide) The alternator would have to be relocated though. ( Hits the floorpan/firewall)
Posted 09 November 2004 - 11:13 AM
On the transaxle, as soobnut said the stock box is tough, but if you plan on driving it hard look into swapping in a later bus trans (Type 4).
And I truly don’t wish to divert discussion away from this great new forum, but I’d hate to see you go through a lot of extra effort re-inventing the wheel… its been done many times before. Check out the “Conversion Perversion” forum over at shoptalkforums:
Posted 09 November 2004 - 12:25 PM
I am definitely putting the radiator in the front spare tire slot. There's plenty of room for a spare elsewhere. I want to try and use a billett grill from a mini cooper to give it some style.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:00 PM
Don't waste your time with the EA82. Too wide, not a whole lot of power, weird timing belt situation that makes it the least desireable soob motor to slap into the back of a vw (the kennedy adapters have no provision for timing marks on an EA82. Putting the timing belts on just became an olympic sport.)
The EJ22 is gonna be challenging in the wiring dept. however. Hope you can follow a schematic.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:14 AM
Posted 13 November 2004 - 11:28 PM
Is there enough interest on this board for me to post progress pics??? Lemme know.
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