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Old 07-26-2020, 02:03 PM   #931 (permalink)
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I have already lurked about adapting a VR6 into some earlier VW, but would prefer it to remain rear-engined. Getting rid of the cooling system to rely exclusively on the cooling effect provided by the fuel would be out of question though.

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Old 07-26-2020, 04:32 PM   #932 (permalink)
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It works for ⅛-mile runs.



Here's a slant four in a dune buggy. It's a nice tidy install with the battery and muffler tucked up tight. A VR6 would add weight and width on the head end.

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How about an SP2?

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Old 07-27-2020, 10:26 AM   #933 (permalink)
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Concrete they have been doing forever, but it's actually cement with either very small or no pea gravel, sometimes glass fiber. If the oil is hot, doesn't mean the block is much above ambient, particularly if it's dry sumped, common also because there isnt recip parts sloshing in the oil reservoir and you can plumb it to deliver oil even inverted, which as I recall, bad juju on a drag strip.
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:24 PM   #934 (permalink)
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How about an SP2?
Not really my cup of tea. I prefer something more suitable to all-around usage.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:49 PM   #935 (permalink)
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This was actually not the first Volkswagen Up that I saw in a taxi livery

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