Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by GeorgiT2, Dec 24, 2018.
Thanks Poptop that’s a good offer and location.
2c plus GST, thanks Deluxe for taking the time to write this out.
A good run down by Deluxe.
Most prices on the low side now so certainly not overstated.
A professionally built engine ,fitted, usualy starting at $7k and mostly up from there.
Interior panels and seats by trimmer $4-6k
( yep, professional compared to doing yourself but at best and a lot of work self is prob half at VERY best. Àssuming good quality work and materials.
Unless the bus has been well maintained ( a 20k + bus) , most of those items may need ATTN and within a couple of years most will.
Chances of a 10k clean bus now ?
Pure tinarse luck. Even those in the know fanaticize but definitely rarer that dodo's..
So that’s 7 grand to rebuild my engine?
With these costs I can do the maths. Yeah, not much change out of 30 grand as a bare minimum. It’s not a matter of abandoning the project as such, but approach from the budget side.
Buy a T3
That's fitted but a lowest figure.
Getting good engine builders is problematic.
About 1k allowed for RnR.
( remove and refit )
Below is the lowest price I'm aware of.
Add to that , you doing all install and cleaning tinware plus prob reco carbs ( 900 ish professionally) and pays ti do dissy, alternator, plus install bits.
Your case needs to be rebuildable or a core charge applies.
Warranty issues if you install yourself.
Prefer to have an engine done locally , builder fit and do first few services to ensure no dramas with warranty.
In Melbourne east suburbs there is a mechanic fitting suby motors.
Some happy customers on kc.
About the 7k mark but unsure if that includes engine.
Engines not dear but pays to do things like head gaskets and timing belt before fitting.
Just an option. More power, cheaper to replace if it blows up once conversion done.
Will chase some links later.
Costing expected resto is essential .
Then allow for blowouts.
Thanks for great intel cbus.
Ooh how nice are those CBBVW new engines? That would be very tempting.
x2 for CBB VW....Mike rebuilt my engine, gearbox n carbs at the same time........has never missed a beat.
Buy once, cry once as the saying goes.......
Gordon D rebuilt his engine so he could give some insight as to what it cost
Ok so found Gordon's thread for an interesting read - https://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/introducing-pompi-my-first-kombi.55527/page-3
Fantastic thread. Thankyou. Comprehensive running commentary. I can picture myself in his shoes, except for the fridge. Would have to start with that.
Again, my figures might be out of date but here is what I would estimate:
Regrind crank - $100
Resurface flywheel $50
Rework engine case (if good) - $200 (more to source, buy and rework a replacement if needed)
New worked heads - $1500?
Cam, lifters, pushrods, cam gear, studs $500
New Pistons & Cylinders - $500+
Connecting Rods?? - $500+
Gasket kit & crank seals - $150
Bearings (main, big end, thrust) - $250
Oil filter x 2 $30
Oil (includes running in oil and new standard oil) - $150
New engine mounts - $50
Ignition leads - $50
Fuel hose & clamps $50
Vacuum hose $20
Pressure plate & bolts - $150
Throwout bearing - $50
Maybe new oil pump - $100
Maybe powder coat tinware - $200?
Maybe want electronic ignition - $300
Then there's carbie rebuild - $200-700?
Labour to assemble/build engine if required = $1500-2000?
Gosh I literally feel sick
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