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James from Sydney decided to freshen up the 2.0l engine in his 1978 dual cab and he ended up with a 2702cc engine that uses a 78mm forged crank, 105mm JE pistons, SCAT C35 camshaft and a set of highly modified and ported AMC square port heads with 42 x 37.5 stainless valves.This engine uses a set of RPR 44mm carbs, a brand new pair of stock heater boxes and a 1 1/2 EMPI header.This engine produced 152.5 hp @ the rear wheels or 191 hp @ the engine with over 230 ft/lb's of torque.
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Morgan from Sydney needed a new engine for his '74 dual cab that has been in the family since new.He decided on a brand new 2276cc engine equipped with a 4340 race crank, lightened flywheel, W110 cam and 1.25 rockers, dual RPR 40mm IDF carbs and a pair of our Heavy Duty Heater boxes and 1 3/8" ceramic Quiet Pac exhaust system.The Los Panchito heads have CNC chambers and with a compression ratio of 8.7 will be very reliable and stay cool.This engine has been dyno tuned with almost 114 hp @ the wheel or 142hp @ the engine with almost 200 ft/lb's of torque.  
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Susie from Melbourne wanted a good reliable 1916cc engine for her Manx buggy.This brand new engine has a forged 69mm 8 dowelled crank, lightened flywheel, a set of Los Panchito heads that have been flycut for compression, Engle W110 cam and 1.25 rockers and with 40mm IDF carbs and a ceramic coated TriMil Bobcat system.This engine produced 106hp @ the wheels or 132hp @ the engine and 157 ft/lb's of torque.
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Brand New 1916cc Street EngineThis high compression 1916cc engine is suitable for a person that wants to install this into a beetle and who wants a very fast revving street engine.This engine produced almost 148 hp and is all 100% brand new.It has been dyno tuned and serviced ready to install and is complete from the 1 5/8" header and Fatboy muffler to the Kennedy clutch kit.The engine has the Los Panchito heads, and Engle W110 cam with 1.25 rockers and a set of my dual RPR-44mm IDF carbs.
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Brand New 2332cc Buggy/Trike/Baja engineThis engine has been assembled from 100% brand new components and has been run in, dyno tuned and serviced ready to install into any Buggy, Trike or Baja.This engine made 138 hp @ the engine with over 175 ft/lb's of torque and is equipped with a Magnaspark electronic ignition systems, dual 44mm RPR IDF carbs, Ceramic exhaust system and Kennedy clutch kit.
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This brand new 2276cc engine was assembled and dyno tuned for Geoff in Perth to be fitted into his 1974 Beetle. This engine is fitted with Los Panchito heads with dual springs, an Engle FK43 camshaft, a set of RPR 44mm IDF carbs and a Ceramic coated Tril Mil 1/58" Sidewindoer exhaust This engine made 142.9 HP at the rear wheels or a little over 178 HP at the engine with 201ft/lbs of torque.
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VW Transmission Information

Here is some useful information regarding your gearbox/transmission for your VW that I have "gleaned" from the internet.
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Here is the link to the latest EMPI catalog.
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RPR TurnKey Dyno'd Engine Installation and Service procedures

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