View original topic: Longblock install
[email protected] Thu Sep 26, 2002 10:05 pm

Just wondering if its worth the while to install a longblock from a 69 westy into a 71 beetle. Just wanna know what its going to take.

TimGud Fri Sep 27, 2002 6:41 am

If the motor is good just unbolt the three bolts that hold the rear mount on and it will bolt right in to the beetle. The exhaust will have to be changed to a beetle exhaust, the rest is the same.Good luck

TimGud Fri Sep 27, 2002 9:08 am

The heater boxes are different as well.

keifernet Sat Sep 28, 2002 7:50 am

Clutches are different too.... Pressure plate / release bearing changes in 71-later
Depending on if the 69 westy engine is orig it will only be a single port and won't have the later style doghouse oil cooling setup either...

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