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Old 05-02-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default 1970 Bug Mid Engine (engine build pg15)

So I will start off by saying, yes I know this is a LS forum. But I am going to share will all of you my Ecotec powered Bug. Sure it will only have 400hp which is absolutely nothing impressive for a V8 but it is only a 4 cylinder! My original plan was to drop a mild LS2 into the middle of it. After doing some research on what transaxle I would use, I decided that I didn't want to spend 5k on one. So I decided to go with a 2.2 Ecotec that I already had and a FWD transmission from a Cobalt. I have done all the work to the car by myself in my garage. I have never built a complete car before but have been building engines for the past 8 years. My welding skill are good but not great. I can TIG a lot better then MIG. So all the important parts like a-arms were TIG welded. This is a complete custom design that I thought up in my head and was drawn out on paper. I did all my research on angles, bump steer, bracing and all that non sense. Anyways on to the pictures....

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2.2 Ecotec
- Stock crank
- Manley turbo tuff rods
- JE forged pistons 9:1
- REV stainless valves
- Manley dual springs
- Comp cams
- ARP Head studs
- Home made intake
- Turbo ZZP Bullseye

Pictures coming soon!

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There's potential for a lot more from that 4-banger! Post the pix, sounds like an awesome swap!
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Cool! My first car was a '67 baja bug so looking forward to your build.
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I was expecting pics by now.....
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can't find any pictures of the frame before I put it in....so here it is in the car already

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Test fitting wide fenders. 5 inches wider up front and 6 inches in the back.
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Ha to take it down to cbm so I could finish the welding under the car. I need a lift at my house!
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My little tiny transmission
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Engine and trains set in
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Excellent!
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is that a f23 getrag?
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Yes sir! Soon to have a 1.5 way diff in it
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Engine and trans mounted
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