What started as my foray into rebuilding my Scirocco has turned into more than just a look into my specific build. I now have multiple VW's as well as assisting friends with their projects and attending shows. This blog is all about the adventures in owning some older, mostly water-cooled, VW's.
Friday, January 3, 2014
New motor purchased
I knew going into this build I wasn't going to be keeping the motor that was in the car. The little 1.7l 8-valve motor with it's piddely 74HP was not going to be enough. So the search began and after considering some options including a VR6 swap (too many frame modifications needed) I settled on a 1.8l 16-valve motor that has approximately 123HP stock which I found on Vwvortex for $250.