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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Performance' started by David 71, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. David 71

    David 71 New Member

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    Ok im looking for the best way to invest some money into my 1975 kombi 2lt engine i need some help.
    If you could build the perfect engine for your bus what would you do.
    I want reliability
    More power
    Efficiency
    And nice exhaust
    Now lucky me i have a very understanding wife and she is happy for me to splash some money so we will start with the basics and go up from there.

    Any advice would be greatfull

    Thank you for your time
    David
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Rod is not a fan of Type 4 motors
    Mike at CBB is a better choice

    What is your mechanical knowledge like?
    Are you after a drive in /out situation?

    Are you after a nice long block and prepared to jet a set of Del’Ortos yourself?

    Do you want fuel injection?

    Do you want to go to the dark side and put a Subi in there?
     
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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If it was me, I’d be getting one of Mike’s EFI, fly by wire, Haltech controlled engines with a VS exhaust.
    Pretty hard to beat for power, reliability and longevity.
    Be prepared to wait though, Mike has a queue of folks a mile long for his expertise.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  5. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    I'd convert it to electric using one of these motors EVO motors https://www.enginetechnologyinterna...-powertrain-technologies/avid-evo-motors.html that are used in the electric race vehicles like the Pikes Peak winner. Then add the sound track you like, link it to the throttle position and motor speed .... anything from a strong VW note to a top fueller on full noise :lol:
    You would have the quickest, most eye turning show winner ... well if you finish yours before I get mine done :rolleyes:

    T1 Terry
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Seeing you're in South Australia then you could try GHR Motors @ 45 Daws Rd, Mitchell Park SA 5043 Ph: (08) 8276 8440 ..... http://www.ghrmotors.com.au/ ;)

    They (as far as I am aware) have a good reputation with air cooled VW's :rolleyes:
     
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  7. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    What Mark said, and then some. I went the Type 4 air cooled Haltech route via Mike for my '82 T3 some 4 or 5 years ago. Best investment ever, with loads of power, economy and sheer driving pleasure to boot.
     
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  8. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    X2 on GHR. May be a wait though, their always very busy.
     
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  9. David 71

    David 71 New Member

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    Thanks to all who replied i soke with GHR motors and after a quick discussion i have decided to take the 2lt on a road trip to adelaide. Once again thanks to all. I will keep you updated with my choices and costings
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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