Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug

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#1: Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug Author: bajabuggy69 , Location: san diego Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:19 AM
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hey everyone! i jus got this 69 1600cc baja buggy and wanted to beef it up quite a bit. i got a 2.2 ecotech engine that i'll be doing an engine swap with (any tips plz reply) and wanted to put long travel in the front adding a few inches on both sides in the front, as well as will be rewelding a lot of the frame since whoever did it before didn't do very good welds.

any advice/tips/recommendations? As it is right now it handles great in dirt, but I want to beef it up to handle in sand and dunes as well, hence the engine swap longer aarms, new shocks, etc. This is my first project so any/all advice is appreciated! Very Happy


#2: Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug Author: wideopenmotorsports Post Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 04:55 PM
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I have an ecotech 2.2 in my 10 car. Plan on a bus box upgrade with a quality gear stack. If you plan on going fast in the dirt plan on some rear suspension work to handle the new power and torque. Check out the "my 69 project" thread on Daltons car. He will have some very good insight on cooling problems using a radiator on a bug.

Good luck with your project. Looks like you are starting off with a solid platform. Looking forward to seeing lots of pics.

My 69 Project Link

#3: Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug Author: MojaveRacer208 , Location: Lake LA - SoCal Mojave Desert Post Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 01:24 AM
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Well I see that you have indicated on here that you live in the Sandy Eggo area. I asked on SoCal. Do you have any other photos of the car?

#4: Re: Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug Author: Dalton , Location: peoria, az Post Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 01:38 AM
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wideopenmotorsports wrote:
I have an ecotech 2.2 in my 10 car. Plan on a bus box upgrade with a quality gear stack. If you plan on going fast in the dirt plan on some rear suspension work to handle the new power and torque. Check out the "my 69 project" thread on Daltons car. He will have some very good insight on cooling problems using a radiator on a bug.

Good luck with your project. Looks like you are starting off with a solid platform. Looking forward to seeing lots of pics.

My 69 Project Link


Save your self a lot of trouble... Put the radiator up front in the air flow... it looks like you have the room..

#5: Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug Author: thing , Location: Mesa Post Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 03:43 PM
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Keep it a VW baja, use an air-cooled VW engine.

#6: Rebuild and engine swap 69 baja bug Author: spheromike , Location: United States Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 06:23 AM
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Yes i got a 2110 FI forsale Smile



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