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Old 08-19-2003, 05:51 PM
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howziit guy!

Hmmmm, brings back memories of the early-80's, when the VW bug was so popular here.

since you're only 16, just repair the 1600, increasee to 87mm pistons, install oil filter/external oil cooler or doghouse cooler/shroud, extractor exhaust, and live with that.

DON'T BUY THE PORSCHE ENGINE! it's not a bolt-on, requires more precise assembly/clearances, parts cost MUCH more than "bug" parts. not too much aftermarket parts, either.

FWIW, a well-built VW engine would easily smoke a porsche 1600, with much less $$$ outlay.

dollar-for-dollar, ya can't beat a 1775cc engine, with cam/excellent heads, merged exhaust and dual 48 webers(44IDA webers for street).

this is 1980's technology, unsure of 21st century mods.

i'm into supercharged big-blocks in my daily driver.
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