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suby ea into 71 vw bus
Posted 14 January 2006 - 06:30 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:07 AM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 01:37 PM
Progressive weber,custom exaust,kennedy adapter,and suby dual fan radiator in the rear sucking in.Cools great and plenty of ponies for the stock tranny w/reduction boxes.Very straightforeward swap and easy to work on too.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 09:03 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 02:21 PM
I use adapters from KEP. The EA81 block is actually lighter than a VW engine. Engine fits fine in both.
Easy to put a radiator in the back. If you use the Turbo EA81 water pump and engine driven fan. I could not cool either bus with an electric fan. Another option is to put the radiator in a 'fake' spare tire in the front.
The stock EA81 is about 70 hp. A mild cam will put it close to 100 hp. The engine will run all day at 5000 rpm so go with low gearing.
My '64 with reduction boxes and a Weber DF carb gets 21 to 24 mpg and will easily cruise at 65 to 70 mph. This is a mildly built EA81 with a cam heads and aviation cam.
Be happy to send pics.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:33 AM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:40 PM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 05:58 PM
i will post a pic of my 67 kombi when i can oddly enough it is corvette yellow over white! coincidence i guess. btw you panel is sweeeet.it makes me want to suberize my kombi instead of the bay westy.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:24 PM
I love the yellow/gray combo on vw busses,but my second choice was yellow/white.Looking foreward to the pix of your bus.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 04:56 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 11:56 PM
Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:33 PM
the transmissions are different. the 67 and earlier busses have reduction boxes the beetle trannies don't. peole have swapped bus trannies into bugs and vice versa but it not a "plug in" swap. you can check THE SAMBA for more infohttp://thesamba.com
What's the difference between the Beetle and bus trannies? I have acess to a tranny out of a 20+ window bus with the canvas sunroof. Most of the rest of the bus is trash though.
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