Fully rebuilt Subaru 3.3L engine converted for my 1985 VW Vanagon Westy. I used Rocky Mountain Westy conversion parts: www.rockymountainwesty.com
I have not yet installed the tail pipe, which is why it sounds so ragged.
Subaru powered Vanagon
Van is on cruise control at legal speed (70mph), I'm crossing a bunch of
light/medium hills, just to show how smooth a 2.5L is in a Vanagon, the
engine won't lower speed/RPM ever. At the end you can the the big truck
having a hard time climbing. Tires are 26in, transmission as the higher .70
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon - start of engine swap
For those that have been following - I will be putting my Vanagon back on
Much to my surprise, I found a good used engine cheap. Not an engine
conversion (yet). Just swapping in another running waterboxer for now.
Check out my blog:
Living The Van Life - Subaru Conversion IN DEPTH
For an in depth video of the van running a driving watch:
Also, Check out my blog @ http://livethewesty.wordpress.com
Watch in HD.
After living in my 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia for 20 months, I knew that
this vehicle was the best investment that I could make for this point in my
life. So when the stock 2.1L VW motor blew its guts, I knew that it was
worth every penny to invest in a worthy power plant! After a lot of
research I decided that I wanted to go with a subaru conversion. In this
video I go indepth with some details on what and why I did with my
Volkswagen Vanagon T3 Syncro. Not your average Mini-Van.
We head out with Dave (fuscavw) and Curtis from VESI (Volkswagen
Enthusiasts of Southeast Idaho) to tackle the trails of Scout Mountain. I
have been telling Dave for the past couple weeks that we expect some trails
capable of challenging the Syncro. The roads Dave took us on not only were
challenging and a blast to drive but the views were amazing. Thanks Curtis
for organizing this campout and to Dave for the invite. www.volkswear.com
Music by Kevin MacLeod please check out his royalty free music at
www.incomputech.com Thanks Kevin.