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#1 Dazed Dreamer

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:41 PM

Hello my neighbore is talking about selling his old VW bug dont know ho much thought but i am thinking about buying it and if I did I was wondering how much work would be required to put in an EJ engine and what engine would work better I have done 2 engine swaps before both into a 93 impreza with an EJ18

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:46 PM

Funny you should mention that cause there is a guy at the company I work for that has an old bug that he put a ej22 in.It is completely de emissioned and friggin loud and fast!If you see a orange/primer color bug with white 17" rims on it around denver that is the one.Definately doable but a little time consuming.:)

#3 Dazed Dreamer

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 03:01 PM

Funny you should mention that cause there is a guy at the company I work for that has an old bug that he put a ej22 in.It is completely de emissioned and friggin loud and fast!If you see a orange/primer color bug with white 17" rims on it around denver that is the one.Definately doable but a little time consuming.:)


is it AWD? I want mine to be awd and where you work?

#4 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 03:42 PM

Just rear drive is what that guy has and he is a tech at one of the local hospitals fixing the medical machines ect.I work at HSS.

#5 Caboobaroo

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 08:19 PM

There's another fellow here on the USMB with an EJ22'd bug. Its only rwd too but he says it plain moves. I believe his board name is "Nug"

#6 Peter Shaw

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:26 AM

Here is a site with one in a 70

http://www.vanbran.c...ersion_main.htm

I think there are video clips somewhere

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#7 970subaru

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 12:29 PM

I was wanting to do a ghia but then I started looking into how much it would cost and how much work to do it right... NOT cheap. but I was pricing all new kennedy stuff, a porsche 901 trans(you have to rip the gears in a car like that and a type 1 trans wont take even an ej22e abuse) all the piping, plus cutting up the car. lots of work.

#8 Mr Fishums

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 12:08 PM

A few simple upgrades can make the VW trannys take up to 250 horse power :D

http://www.cbperform...p?ProductID=634
http://www.cbperform...?ProductID=1208

or you can convert your VW tranny with some porsche parts:

http://www.cbperform...?ProductID=1353

or just get the whole thing brand new:

http://www.cbperform...p?ProductID=648

if you think you can make your motor do more than 300, go with this:

http://www.cbperform...p?ProductID=649

Hope that helps, I wouldn't put down the VW motor or tranny to much. It can do alot more than some of the people around here beleive. At the local drag strip, the fastest street legal ride there is a 69 pale blue bug.. with a bug block, and a bug tranny, It makes STI WRX's cry and the guy drives it to the track. :D

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#9 djkindt

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 02:14 AM

would you need all wheel drive?? the cars are light enough, and have all the weight right over the rear wheels. I'm sure you wouldn't have too much trouble.

#10 Nug

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 12:18 PM

I have an EJ22 in my Bug. You will probably want to get a mig welder for this one.

The car has run a 15.1 at 92mph, that is with a stock ej22 and stock vw tranny. There are traction issues, even with a 8"wide rear tire.

The car is a blast to drive, and no one suspects anything because it's quiet and there are no external hints as to what's going on.

There used to be a video on here somewhere of me trying to do a burnout but instead just pushing the locked front tires.

#11 Jaime

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 01:27 AM

That VW bug is awesome.

An ER27 would be too big for the bug perhaps. In a Baja bug configuration it could end up well, but not an easy fit in regular street bug trim, am I right??

If I can not get a Bratt or a wagon, I might look into finding a cheap engineless car, to fit a Subaru motor.
I lakie Subaru engines and cars so much, I am going around all this stuff like a kid at a candy store!!!:)

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:58 PM

Funny you should mention that cause there is a guy at the company I work for that has an old bug that he put a ej22 in.It is completely de emissioned and friggin loud and fast!If you see a orange/primer color bug with white 17" rims on it around denver that is the one.Definately doable but a little time consuming.:)


I saw his Subaru powered Bug at VW's on the Green this year... check out the pictures at my website: http://www.krautwage...reen/index.html (the pictures of his bug are on the second line of thumbnails on this page, just click on the thumbnail for larger picture. Really NICE work on this Bug, with the hood and deck lid closed it is a real sleeper.

Cheers!
Andy




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