[s-cars] '91 VW Vanagon with an Audi 20V turbo

matt ludwig. urs6avant at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 07:52:34 PDT 2009


Best reply to a thread maybe ever, Phil. :)


On Sep 6, 2009, at 8:13 AM, "pmische" <pmische at comcast.net> wrote:

> I would really appreciate it if people didn't cross-post like this -  
> I mean
> I got over a pretty major Syncro Westie problem a few years back (I  
> owned 3
> the last one was in the shop ready for a Sube swap engine when snags
> developed).  I don't need any encouragement to slide back down another
> slippery slope, and I want everyone's support in letting this thread  
> die
> quickly.
> I think the most damn fun I ever had driving was the Syncro Westie.   
> The
> Sube's a better swap, but if this one was a S-W with a 20V turbo I'd
> probably be heading to Florida, even though I'd hate myself the whole
> way....
> My name is Phil, and I haven't owned a Vanagon in 3 years.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of JC
> Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2009 11:07 PM
> To: 'Kent McLean'; 'quattro'; 's-car-list'; 'v8-list'
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] '91 VW Vanagon with an Audi 20V turbo
> cool.  price is crazy for such a one-off though.  smells like  
> "thinks he can
> get the money it cost to build it" syndrome. also a bit odd is the  
> 'receipts
> for the engine swap'... if it was done by the tech in the speed  
> shop, ummm,
> why would he have written receipts to himself? did the boss charge the
> employee for his own time installing his own engine? (maybe I'm  
> reading too
> much and they sold the van to a customer BEFORE the motor swaps).
> agree why not start with a syncro van though...also too bad about  
> the 4
> speed (but maybe there's a tech issue with the Van 5 speed and the  
> 5I block
> swap, I don't know)
> sleeper look is cool but I'd give it a couple old skool rally lights  
> on the
> bow both for function and to hint "hey look closer, this is not your  
> run of
> the mill dorky Vanagon"
>> <http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1991-VW-Vanagon-Carat-w-250-hp
> -Audi-Turbocharged-Motor_W0QQitemZ300343875744QQ>
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