RJE WBX Vanagon Waterboxer Engines 2.1-2.3 Price: 3900 & UP
Rocky Jennings Enterprises: Vanagon WBX Waterboxer Engines Builds: Are you wanting to build your own Waterboxer engine, but need someone to help guide you through the build. Maybe I can help. I (Rocky Jennings) have been building VW T-1,2,3,4 & Waterboxer engines for the last 42 years. I have done the conversions using Watercooled vanagon blocks to air cooled for the last 12 years.
Article in Dune Buggies & Hot VWs July 2005.
I can help you with bone stock waterboxer 2.1, or 2.2,2.3 performance engines. Looking for more HP and torque I can help you with combos that I have tested and I know work.
My shop can do the following services: Inspection to make sure your block and parts have been checked so you will know its being done right. Many of the tested parts I use in the builds I do, are sold by RJE on the samba (search WBX).
Drilling of the block for threaded oil galley plugs, welding and repairs to the water jacket & pump areas, replacing of worn or broken head studs. Inside clearancing for stroker cranks and rods, machining pistons for stroker cranks and better fuel burn and correct compression ratios CR.
Want or need a stock or performance cam and lifters I have them.
Heads: I only use new AMC heads for my 2.2 & 2.3 builds. 2.1 builds may have rebuilt AMC heads. I rework the heads by opening the chambers for better flow and to help set the CR, 4 angle valve jobs for the best flow and reworking the intake valves and replacing the exhaust valves with much better valves. (I would never use the ex. valves that come in the out of the box AMCs). I shim & reset spring heights. Port and blend intake & ex. ports
I match port & sleeve the intake runners to the intake gaskets for better transition & flow.
Now I can offer you engine kits for the customer that wants to do their own build. I have a full machine shop to offer my customers some of the needed machine work & services to build these engines right. Pictures are of some of the work we do at my shop. Intake runner porting, Piston relief for better burn & to add CCs for compression ratio, some chamber work, engine going in a vanagon .
Email me at [email protected] or give me a call 1-509-525-7721 Thanks Rocky
What do you get with a RJE engine.
Block: All engines have a rebuilt & repaired 2.1 ( I no longer build off 1.9 blocks) engine block to include all outside oil galley plugs drilled and tapped with steel plugs installed, Water jackets checked for repair, water pump area checked for repair and block check all head studs for pitting replace all bad studs ( check picture of studs we took out of a just rebuilt block from some place else that engine broke a head stud) checked for line bore, cam bore, lifter bores, to make sure they meet OEM standards if needed steel inserted drain plug hole along with a number of other areas we check to make sure your block is ready for a long life.
Heads: all engines will have new AMC heads, Exhaust valve upgrade, Ports matched & reworked and all seats checked & lapped at a minimum. Keepers reworked & springs shimmed. 2.1 stock engines will not have match ported heads. All heads 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3 will get a seat and guide machine 4 angle valve job.
Intake runners: Both runners will be cleaned, painted and sleeve matched to the intake spacer gasket and matched ported to the reworked cylinder heads only on the 2.2 & 2.3 engines. (not the stock 2.1 engines.) New silicone tubes are included . Clamps are not needed on the 2.1 runners with the super tight runner tube sleeves I sell.
Crankshaft: 76mm 2.1 crank checked to be with in OEM standards or regound on the 2.1 & 2.2 engines. On my 2.3 engine crank will be machined to the stroke needed for the size of the engine. All engines come with factory balance.
Rods: I may use RJE rebuilt OEM rods in the engines. We are having a hard time finding the a good stock non stretch rod bolts so some of the engine's will have new re-machined 24mm bushed aftermarket rods installed. All rebuilt rods have the rod bolt upgrade, clearanced and lightened, new small end bushings & balanced end to end.
All engines will get new OEM main, rod & double thrust cam brgs.
Pistons & cylinder: 2.1 engines get 94mm P&C set. 2.2 & 2.3 Hand selected 96mm P&C set checked for size, new top chrome rings, pistons balanced, and piston dish reworked for correct cc's on the 2.3 for better fuel burn.
Camshaft: Stock 2.1 engines get a stock spec. cam. 2.2 - 2.3 engines get a proprietary cam that I have developed & tested to work the very best with the waterboxer larger displacement engine.
Lifters: All engines fitted with new hydraulic lifters in all my engines.
Rocker arms, adjusting screws & shafts: I use new 1.25 rockers & bolt together solid center shafts set up and shimmed, new elephant feet adjusting screws are used on all my 2.2 and larger engines with my special cam. Stock adjusting screws are used on the 2.1 engine. Note: 2.1 engines are built stock they do not get the same parts as the 2.2 & 2.3 engines.
Oil pump: All my engines get new blueprinted & o-ringed oil pumps. Covers are checked & machined as needed.
Flywheel , Flex plate: Flywheels are cleaned & reground, flex plates cleaned and checked for cracks.
Water pump: New water pump installed on all 2.1.-2.3 engines.
New throttle body: Note: (Not included with the engine package) are available This is a all new design throttle body with ball bearings for the throttle shaft. See my samba ad (search RJE throttle body).
Other parts to think about are have fuel injectors been cleaned, do the F.I. hoses need replaced, what about the coolant hoses & what shape is the radiator or should it be replaced?
All engines come with a 12 month 12,00 mile warranty.
I ship engine kits around the world all shipping costs are on the customer and must be paid before parts ship. I no longer ship complete engines out of the USA.
Rebuilt throttle bodys. I also rebuild stock throttle bodys with roller bearings and
new throttle plates (This is not included in the engine pricing). I will update this ad as time will allow.
Engine prices Bone Stock 2.1 $3,900.00 / 2.2 $4,800.00 / 2.3 $5,300.00
Plus shipping and core engine price of $800. + $200 crate fee.
All credit card and paypal transactions are subject to a 4% handling fee. All out of USA sales that a customs form has to filled out are subject to a minimum of a $50 fee.
My email is [email protected] My phone number is 1-509-525-7721
Rocky Jennings Enterprises
September 22, 2005
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