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Thought I would move our motor problem to its own section.
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Any decision on when she's coming back to me?
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Give me a call later to discuss it.

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Me or Brad?
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You can give me a call later.  I talked to Brad last night and he has some ideas that need your input / advise that I can discuss with you.
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Sooo.....  how different is the hole where the engine is between the porche and the ej20?  If it fits back there the ej20 route may be viable.  These type 4's are pricey with the performance parts, and your still not close to the power of a ej20t.

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Do it - Do it - Do it

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I could weld up some adapters or something, but if there is major tube cutting to do I'll stick with the type 4.
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13b........
Or it will need to be the small suby motor, The S had quite a few changes from the T4.
T1 would also fit and bolt to that trans with no modifications and parts are half the cost.
The idea of the 13b gets my brain clicking! Room for rads on both sides, can be carbed.....hmmm
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ah decisions.  I think in the long run it will get a renesis, but for now I want to stick with something that keeps it mobile.  I need to get a truck before i get into all that engine swapping nonsense. 

10k for a Rabby motor...dud is smoking crack if he thinks that will last, not when you can do a rotary or a subbie swap for less money and more power.  10k is borderline offensive. 

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I knew he was expensive but WOW must have golden rods....
Ill tear into the stocker I have this week or weekend and let you know.
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cool.  I talked to some guys at SCAT and in their opinion, 103's with the 1.8 crank and rods is a good combo.  The heads and case still need machining, but the push rods and tubes are stock length and the motor is stock width and does not need jug spacers.  still gets 2.2l.  Thats only if the crank and rods are ok, if they have issues then might was well go for the same setup with 2.0l crank and rods.... but if the crank or rods are boned then it may be worth thinking about 96's and a stroker crank again. 
A stroker setup will make the engine a bit wider, the exahust should be ok but the heads are already close to the frame on the passenger side, 5mm is not much but its tight. 

CV's got delayed so hopefully tomorrow I can get them and get back on the road in a few days. 

10k..  jez.  I dont think many more aircooled tr's will be build based on that.  not when an ej20 with the trans and ecu is under 2k, and makes more power.  FYI to keep the KISS theme alive, the VW guys actually have carb kits available for them.  13b too!  the type 3 may be an option too as the parts are cheaper and more readily available, the big downfall i read about is the longevity of them is not as good as the t4.  But for a car like this, i think 50k miles is alot and that seems to be about what you can get out of a 150hp na turned up t3. 

I gotta say I really like the idea of not having to deal with a radiator and what not, but there is a reason every auto manufacture went to water cooling.  The longevity and ability to remove heat just cant compare. 

I think its also dependent on intended use.  joy riding, cruising the coast, and an occasional full throttle blast is alot different than relentlessly beating on it on a mountain pass or racetrack.  The t4 can clearly handle the latter. 

Anyway ill stop rambling.  Cant wait to get the car back up and running, even with 70 hp its quite a hoot



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The 1.8 crank and rods are only 66mm offset, so your compression on the 103 kits will be low if you use that setup.  That is why we had to find and use a 2.0 crank and rod set.  What happened to the CV's?  We had four brand new race worthy Tangerine CV's there... 

I like the idea of a 13B rotary with a big carb.  You could find a spot for a radiator pretty easily near the engine and duct some air from the side pods.

$10k for a Raby motor is crazy!  I don't see how that is a worthwhile expenditure.

Let me know if you need anything from me.

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Yep 70 sucks but that's what the stock 914 had at the wheels as well, you just weigh half as much.
I think you gave me the clue as to what's wrong! What are the first two letters on that case? I was told there is no difference between a transport case and a normal type 4 but.....? That could explain the increased overall width of the motor and low compression.
It's the case that came in the 914 Bill and I bought but that doesn't mean some where along the line someone didn't switch it and I just didn't notice. A couple of mm is all it would take.???
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I meant bus, not transport...I don't know much about the VW side of the T4...
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