Scooby conversions..any down sides?

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by grub, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. It isn’t my mates old bus, well I don’t think so as his looked very different back then, he also had a bug which was proper slammed and ran on massive rims then he went trekker and still has that hidden in his garage.
     
  2. Jehovah ...and Puritan do not connect ....on a note how to deal with Jehovah's witnesses ....tell them you are jehovah so what are we going to do about it .
     
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  3. Possibly. After all this stems from a european directive (have we left yet?). Think weve ascertained though that noones really actually that bothered!
     
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  4. just for my education, what is a boxer engine?
     
  5. Anyway - there’s no point in having a Scooby. I mean, where is the fun in actually knowing what oil it takes?

    Apologies if someone has already pointed this out in the previous 280 posts.
     
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  6. Apart from the ongoing argument ref a scooby engine being a substantial change or not how about the fellas (And I know a couple) who have installed 6 cylinder Corvair engines in their buses. These are possibly more problematic as they are an increase in cylinder size ie from 4 to 6 opposed to just an increased cubic capacity?
    I also know of one or two buses running porsche engines, less common now due to the cost of these units however again still an increase in cylinders over a flat 4 boxer.
    Although I dont think any of these guys have been flamed due to the engines they used to replace the old wheezy vw units are also aircooled so maybe thats where the crux of the argument lies?
    Its the conversion from air to water cooling that gets (some) peeps hot under the collar?

    Your thoughts please!

    Oh and this was installed yesterday ready for me to move house on Friday. Not tough its literally just 4 bolts

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  8. Dont be silly, the handbrake will be beetle, you will just keep on down the road :)
     
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  9. I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. I recently fitted a 1600 VW type 1 into a Subaru Impreza. It made it really slow and noisy and the heater doesn’t even work anymore....
     
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  10. Should have fitted a type 4. They go straight in you know :)
     
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  11. Bet you got hounded by trolls on the Impreza forum.
     
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  12. Do all you moderators get a discount
    On these engines ?:)
     
  13. Ahh but did they ask what oil :D
     

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