Engine upgrade for towing!

Discussion in 'Performance' started by Fly, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Still very welcome in the KC T3 Brotherhood, even with the smaller antiquated motor.....;)

    :p
     
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  2. Resnort

    Resnort Active Member

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    and the smoother sexier nose :p
     
  3. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I did similar with my Telecom panel van, 42x36 ported 2.0 heads, flat top 'B' Pistons with double bushed 2L rods, 9.0:1 static comp, decent street cam, headers and 40mm IDF's. Went like a trooper , still have it, but been laid up since 2003(nothing wrong with it apart from needing a roadworthy service!).

    You can build a Type 4 'stump puller' no issues. Keep the bores small (either std 94 or 96 slip in), 78mm CW crank(just clears the cam), lighter rods and to suit the stroke and deck you want, heads mildly ported with 914 valves, 280 ish degree cam , don't go stupid on cam , porting or heads, keep dynamic compression @ 6.6:1 (will come in at about 8-9:1 static, depending on the cam), decent header, induction and a good road distributor(curved SVDA to suit the motor).
     
  4. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    They've gone up heaps since I got mine 18months ago though there's still the odd cheapo here n there...
    only the cool kids have aircooled t3's hehe
     
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  5. AC-T3

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    Who you calling antiquated Mr Waterleaker?
     
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  6. Jemstar

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    I had a t3 transporter 1600 diesel slow is an understatement my t2 bay kombi is much better
    And the design is timeless on a T2 kombi ,
    the t3 transporter looks dated
    Already
     
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  7. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    I'll let other T3 drivers vent their spleens, but I disagree and wouldn't swap for a snail shaped T2. Had one once and glad thats now history.
     
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  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The 1600 diesel was never really suited to the T3 or even a T2....o_O
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as it has a VW badge, it's ok by me.....
    Cheers, Mark
     
  10. Resnort

    Resnort Active Member

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    Great minds.
     
  11. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    And I'll agree too. I loved my bay window but I wouldn't go back.
    That's right my friend....lol
     
  12. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Active Member

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    You T3 guys are funny :)
    Looking forward to hearing of the new powerplant.
     
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  13. Resnort

    Resnort Active Member

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    Comfortable funny. With more room.
     
  14. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    Yet with that unmistakable sound of an aircooled VW engine behind you :) well...some of us anyway ;)
     
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  15. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    All good. All marques have left their mark in history, from the original T1 to the T6. Just wish I had enough room (and cash) to add one of each to my parts shed.
     
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  16. Resnort

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    I'd like a few, the whole set would be overkill.

    I'd go 1,3, 4 or 5 and a 6.....bays have never done it for me, unless it's a fuel injected soft top turbo baja bus....that thing was a blast.
    The rest of the garage would be full of early bugs and skylines.
     
  17. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    I need a swb buggy, a lancia delta hf turbo integrale (no chance in oz), a 55/56 Chevy and a hot rod with a turbo Barra in it :) oh and my t3 ;)
     
  18. Jemstar

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    When I owned my t4 & t3 (the brick) no one randomly took pictures of it , or asked me if they could look inside,
     

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