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This 2276cc engine is suitable for any beetle or Split window Kombi.It uses an Engle W110 cam and 1.25 rockers, Los Panchito heads, PerTronix ignition system, 1 1/2" heater boxes and ceramic coated exhaust system, a set of my 40mm IDF carbs and has a compression ratio of 8.7:1.This engine made 116HP at the wheels and 144HP at the engine and is designed to run cool and reliable for years of trouble free driving.This engine will be supplied with a brand new ceramic coated muffler and fitting kit and has been fully serviced and is ready for immediate installation and can be shipped Australia wide!.
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This is a 1916cc engine that has been assembled with 100% brand new components.The engine has a SCAT C95 cam and 1.25 rockers, H beam race rods, Los Panchito heads, PerTronix Ignition system with adjustable rev limiter, 1 5/8" header with Fatboy muffler and a set of my RPR 44mm IDF carbs.With the compression set at 10:1 the engine made 130HP at the wheel or 160HP at the engine using 98 octane fuel.This engine has been fully serviced and is ready to shipped Australia wide.
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This 100% brand new RPR Signature Turnkey 2276cc engine suits any beetle and comes complete with an Engle W120 cam, Los Panchito heads, Magnaspark ignition system, RPR 44mm IDF carb kit and a TriMill Ceramic Coated 1 5/8" sidewinder header.The video shows my dyno muffler but the engine comes with a new Ceramic muffler and this engine produced 139 HP at the wheels which equates to 174HP at the engine.It has a compression ratio of 10.1:1 and will need to be run on 98 octane fuel.This engine has just been fully serviced and is ready for immediate installation and we can ship Australia wide!
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This 2276cc engine has just been totally rebuilt with a brand new bottom end and is fresh and ready to go.This engine is a Street/Drag engine that made 161HP at the wheels with the stinger and 163HP at the wheels or 204HP at the engine with a muffler.It has a compression ratio of 9.93:1 and will require 98 octane fuel.This engine is designed to be driven to the drag strip, raced and driven home.This engine is available now for immediate delivery Australia wide.
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Here is another of my RPR Signature Turnkey 2276cc engine for Ken to install into his Split Camper.This engine was assembled with a 4340 race crank, Cro-moly conrods, Engle W110 cam and 1.25 rockers, Los Panchito Heads with CNC chambers and a set of my RPR 40mm IDF carbs with 32mm venturis.The compression ratio is 8.7 and with 126HP at the wheels or 157HP at the engine and will provide great "driveability" for the camper drive whilst towing a small trailer all day long.
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Here is one of our RPR 2276cc Signature Turnkey engines that has been assembled with 100% brand new components including the new Empi GTV Stage 1 Wedgeport heads, Engle W110 cam and 1.25 rockers, 1 1/2" header and a set of our RPR 44mm IDF carbs. This engine made 120HP at the wheels which equates to 150HP at the engine and is suitable for any Beetle, Kombi or Ghia. The engine has been dyno tuned, serviced and is fully completed and ready to install.It also includes an external oil cooler, filter, electric fuel pump, VDO oil temp gauge/sender and all oil lines/fittings necessary for the install.
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This video is of a 100% brand new 2110cc engine that produced 138 HP at the wheels and 172 HP at the engine.The engine has been assembled with 100% brand new components is ready to be installed in any VW Beetle.Please contact RPR for a build sheet and pricing.Please note that we can ship this engine anywhere in Australia.
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This video is of a 100% brand new 1916cc engine that produced 128 HP at the wheels and 160 HP at the engine.The engine has been assembled with 100% brand new components is ready to be installed in any VW Beetle.Please contact RPR for a build sheet and pricing.Please note that we can ship this engine anywhere in Australia.
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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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