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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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Here are a few recently completed engines that have been sold and are awaiting shipment to their new owners or are available for immediate purchase. So, if you are in the market for a new engine for your Beetle, Kombi, Buggy, kit car or Race car then give me a call on (02) 4204 - 1950.
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This engine was built for Rod in Brisbane to use in his Eureka kit car. This 2276cc engine uses a set of my custom CNC ported 044 round port heads with 42 x 37.5 mm valves, some RPR 44 mm IDF carbs on ported intake manifolds, an Engle FK 43 camshaft with 1.4 rockers and a TriMil 1 5/8" sidewinder exhaust system. The compression on this engine is set at 9.6 and with the engine producing some 150 hp @ the wheels or 187 hp at the engine should be fun to drive.
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Here is a 2276cc engine I built for David in Adelaide. This engine will be fitted into his 1974 Westie that will be used for weekend trips that will be a joy to drive. This engine is fitted with the Los Panchito heads with CNC chambers, W110 cam with 1.25 rockers, a set of my RPR 40mm IDF carbs on ported manifolds and a Vintage Speed exhaust system using heater boxes. This engine made 119.1 HP at the rear wheels which equates to 148 HP @ the engine. The engine also made over 210 ft/lbs of torque due to the low 8.6 compression ratio and will run cool and reliable for years to come.  
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