View Full Version : Subie Swap -> Air-cooled VW

05-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Anyone have any experience in doing a Subaru swap into an air-cooled VW? My friend has an older VW and wants to use it as his daily, but his original motor keeps having problems and is too unreliable to drive it every day. He says that he wants to swap in a Subaru motor and transmission. He says that people have done it already. He isn't any type of mechanic so he's trying to get a shop to do it for him and he has money. If anyone has a tab on a shop that has done this before maybe post up here or pm me. It doesn't need to be local to FL I don't think, he lives in New Orleans atm. We can talk about pricing and the details in pm's or emails. Or I would just give you his e-mail so you can talk to him directly. Thanks guys.

05-06-2011, 09:28 PM
i might know a guy....

05-07-2011, 05:54 PM
id start talking to local subie shops and vw shops and see what they say, id also look at the local motorsports shops in that area, Jensen Motorsports might be able to to help point you guys in the right direction they are located around that area i believe.

05-07-2011, 06:02 PM
I know Hecker Machine Works makes an adapter kit to work with the OG transmission for a bug. It may work for whatever air-cooled VW your friend has.

05-09-2011, 10:47 PM
Hilltop motors http://hilltopmotors.webs.com/ yeah it says audi to but trust me... these guys know what they ar doing

05-10-2011, 01:23 PM
go to the conversion perversions section of shoptalkforums.com ittl tell ya all you wanna know!