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    Keeping its Value

    Hi All - Im thinking of purchasing a 1967 splitie but the engine inside is from a Sabaru - all the rest of the van is of genuine parts and stunning. Would this make a significant difference to value when I sell it? If so any ideas how much an original engine would be to bring it all back to original? Thanks for any advise

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    Ruined..... It could be easy or evil to restore so you need an expert eye cast over it and can of worms does not begin to describe it.....
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    How much for a genuine recon engine - van itself is mint and engine was put in for a specific purpose - just thinking about down the line costs

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    Can of worms Crasher, explain?

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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=...31.hCgc54_fcg0


    If it has a Subaru water cooled unit fitted you are going to need more than just a recon engine, you will need EVERYTHING which you can’t just buy off the shelf as a built unit and as you dig deeper and open the metaphorical can, you will expose the hypothetical worms, that is to say whatever a really experienced T1 restorer listed down on a thorough visual inspection would be the tip of the proverbial iceberg, so to speak. All the parts you need are available at a cost but the list will be huge and it will not be one list, rather a series of lists. If the vehicle is a valuable model such as a Westfalia camper or multi window Kombi and the structure sound it could be worth it as really top notch late T1’s can hit 40k but building a convincing “B” code engine as fitted to the 67 from scratch could cost 5k just in parts. I rebuilt a B in a 1970 Ghia a few years back and that cost 3.5k and I had an original installation to work from, you will have nothing!
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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