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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:59 PM

If you can put a 2.2 in a Vanagon, whats stopping me from putting a 2.2 into a VW Bug?

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#2 Hondasucks

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:53 PM

Bugs are air cooled, most vanagons are water cooled (I think 83 or 84 was the last year for air cooled vanagons) so the logistics of putting a water cooled engine in is a lot easier (Although it can be done in a bug)

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Lots of ingenius people out there have done it. Its not impossible the big difference in the conversions is that theres a HUGE aftermarket for the air cooled bug engine, such that doing the ej22 isnt as much of a no brainer as a Vanagon conversion.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:22 PM

Wasn't there someone here that did that? he needed to shorten the oil pan, but he got it to fit, and he said it pooped and git like a bat out of heck

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:45 PM

"Snotrocket" was his handle but he changed it to something else and I cant remember what.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:30 PM

can you air cool a Roo engine??

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:16 PM

can you air cool a Roo engine??



Not unless you got more money then sense.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:36 PM

this is gunna sound silly but what is a vanagon??

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 01:48 PM

this is gunna sound silly but what is a vanagon??


Some times called "Jokers" in England, also called Samba's in Africa. VW flat nosed cab forward van with rear engine. From '80's to 90's in the US and Canada they were called Vanagon's.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:39 PM

oh thats a combi van over here i think and i believe that they made a "ute" aswell. thanks for clearing that up

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:36 PM

oh thats a combi van over here i think and i believe that they made a "ute" aswell. thanks for clearing that up


Yep "ute" as you call it was a double cab (carry-all/pick-up) here in the states and they are VERY RARE and a good example is worth $$$$$$!!

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:54 AM

"Snotrocket" was his handle but he changed it to something else and I cant remember what.


Do believe he changed his handle to NUG.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:12 AM

Yep. You need to fabricate a ton of stuff. I recommend getting a mig welder and getting acquainted with it intimately.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:24 PM

If you can put a 2.2 in a Vanagon, whats stopping me from putting a 2.2 into a VW Bug?

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#15 desertsubaru

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:10 PM

Did you know vanagon made awd models? There is a shop in P.A that does nothing but the conversion.They even have stickers they put on them that says vanaru.




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