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Old 10-29-2011, 09:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gerrelt View Post
Hi Bruce,


Yes, Subaru engines are a populair choice for a beetle engine conversion.

But I couldn't get one with low mileage and I didn't want a big engine. I wanted a small engine with not too much horsepower.
Otherwise I would have to change the gearbox, go to bigger tires etc.
And a smaller engine has less fuel consumption.

But, this engine is not weak.
The VW beetle engine had 1600 cc and delivered 50 hp
The Alfa Romeo engine has 1351 cc and delivers 90 hp!
That's the result of 25 years of technological progress.

See my website, I got it all documented there, just type "" in your browser.


Very nice! I've been considering a beetle for conversion to electric, but after seeing your website I have to re-think it! Maybe I just need a new engine that can handle longer distances. Thanks!
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