what do I have to do to switch out a porsche engine and a volkswagen engine? And what modifications do I have to make?
I have a 1973 beetle that I am working on fixing up. Eventually I want to swap engines for one that has a little more get up and go. I know one is air cooled and the other is wter cooled, but both have the same mounting brackets, I just need to get some ideas on how to fix the radiator and water pump on the beetle when I switch them out. Also will the tranny of the beetle work with the porsche engine? Any insights would be greatly appreciated. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance.
You will have to check the mounting bracket/bolt spacing on the engine and trans to be sure if they will fit. I would not be surprised if they will work out just fine.
Check http://www.aircooledtechnology.com/vw.htm Lots of info. T4 engine will required lot less modifications.
i had a 71 vw and we put a 914 porsche engine in bolted right up no changes of anykind.
VW Aircooled motor is less expensive, can be made to be way fast........... Have fun..... always some modification when putting in a different motor. Especially when putting a watercooled motor into aircooled engine bay..
I hear a Subaru motor fits in pretty easy.
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