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Old 04-29-2017, 06:35 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Here's a non-VW engine installation I like; a Pinto four. It makes a tidy install, note the muffler tucked up against the block, and the Optima battery laid on it's side.

I'm quite conservative when it comes to engine swaps on Beetles. Some years ago I used to think it was a waste to fit a liquid-cooled engine in a Beetle, but now I would either prefer a VW straight-4 or eventually a VR6 to keep it somewhat brand-loyal, or a Subaru flat-4 because of the fitment.
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