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a v8 vanagon!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:45 pm 
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just saw this on the q-list.

http://www.members.shaw.ca/McTavishPac/V8/V8.html

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Ok who wants to be cool and be the first to put one in a bus mines for sale :-D

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That has got to be a LOT of fun. I've seen some WRX motors in them and they flew so im assuming that that van must be a blast!!!

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:bashtard: does the transmission have 5 reverse gears?? haha

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Just 2 words to say: "Why not?" :D

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Back in the day the Porsche Teams had trouble getting the mechanics to the track on time. They were using VW transporters to shuttle them to the various venues.
Their answer was to install a 6-cylinder Porsche motor where the flat 4 had been.
This would seem to be a natural progression from that.

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hell, if you trim that hatch back to the front row you can fit just about anything in there right?

.... does audi still own lamborghini??

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TECH48 wrote:
Back in the day the Porsche Teams had trouble getting the mechanics to the track on time. They were using VW transporters to shuttle them to the various venues.
Their answer was to install a 6-cylinder Porsche motor where the flat 4 had been.
This would seem to be a natural progression from that.


LOL, I remember seeing an article in one of my old European Car mags about a guy who got sick of trying to pull his boat up hills in his VW Bus, so he transplanted a 911 Turbo 6 into it!

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I think the owner used a Porsche Tiptronic transmission in this install though I could be wrong.

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pretty cool.

seen a syncro vanagon getting built with a 10vt once then a 3.6 v8. even with a 1" ish thick adapter plate the dizzy's still had a clearance issue....nuugen should remember this one..

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Oh yeah Gene's vanagon!. He had it in and bolted to the syncro tranny. Never heard it fire up though

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Looks like lots of stuff missing to get it running.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:46 pm 
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It uses a 5 speed Vanagon trans with a 5 cylinder bell housing.

Its moves along very well! Definitely surprises people getting passed by a Vanagaon :)

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