This engine will quite possibly be rubbish, but then again it might be ok. If it's rubbish I'll make it even bigger. You know what they say - when push comes to shove, if you want more torque you must make it bigger. Roughly speaking torque is directly related to capacity. Apparently. So, if one wanted to use a VW crank and attach the biggest barrels and pistons you can without moving the studs, what would that be? That would be 104mm pistons and a 71mm 2L crank = 2413cc's. I like the sound of that. They say that it's crazy not to use lightweight conrods, the originals are very heavy. Not cheap, but I decided I'd at least listen to this bit of advice. They say it's pushing your luckto machine out the case so close to the studs - these really are buckets. I suspect that maybe also due to people trying to build very high power engines with them, not what I want. I like 2L engines in buses, they are torquey and yet they rev freely too. I decided I'd use a stock 2L cam with bigger valves to compensate for the increased cc's. I then tried to get hold of a pair of 41mm valve 1800 heads. Not happening. I have a plan for now using 39.3mm heads and some extreme valve work for now. It's either that or deal with a US company that doesn't answer emails. It will have DRLA40 carbs and a boggo exhaust system to start off. I hope it'll be just like a 2L T4 engine, but with 2x the oomph. Who knows?