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PostSubject: VR6 Swap   Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:04 pm

I am really interested in throwing a 2.8L 12V VR6 motor in the back of my 59 Single Cab. If I get an early one I can use a distributor and wire in the computer. I have really tried to look all over for info on this but have come up short on the specifics. Anyone interested in helping make this happen? I think it would be a lot of fun and since the 59 is in bad shape to begin with, it's perfect for the conversion.
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:26 pm

Does it have to be the vr6? There are kits out there and how to's for the subaru sti engines: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/subaru-sti-powered-vw-beetle/#2234394

I will keep looking. I know the Vanagon guys in Colorado where doing this swap a lot. At 6000 feet, you need a little extra power on a regular basis.
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:34 pm

Check this company out: http://www.kennedyeng.com/vw_por.htm
They make adapter kits for VW's for all kinds of engines.. just not seeing the vr6 in their long list. But take a look or call.. might have one.
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:49 pm

the kennedy site does list the vw vr6 passat/jetta under 6cyl engines
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:22 pm

I'm good on the Kennedy but it's everything else. I know a few people have put them in Bay windows with I think an IRS. I want to keep it VW even though an STI motor would be sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:46 pm

Well.. I will keep searching. I am sure I will stumble on something. I know I have seen a lot more swaps like this in the last couple years than before. So I am sure some one will post something about it, just need to look under the rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:43 pm

Landon, that would be awesome.... I can help with wiring, spare hands, and beer drinking. Laughing

Really though, automotive wiring is one of the things I am at one with, I installed my first alarm with ZERO instructions or car manual. Just used a multi meter and the instructions that came with the alarm.
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PostSubject: Re: VR6 Swap   Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:42 pm

The last couple of times I have been to PNP there is an abundance of VR6 Passats just sitting there. I think I am going to snag one the next time they do a half price day Very Happy
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