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Hi everyone, decided to take the plunge and renew our engine. There must be loads of people on here who have had engines built, so who would you all recommend. I have been looking at Aircooled hut uk, and the VW engine company. Has anyone used them. Please write your reply or pm me. Thanks in advance.
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Only heard very good things about ‘The VW Engine Company’.
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The vw engine company did the machining work on my case and crank. They were really helpful. I'll happily recommend them.
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Been looking at both myself, was going to call both and discuss what they can offer. I also like the idea of going to a 1915, which I believe both can offer.. I know Aircooled Hut sometime sell 1776/1915 recon long blocks, which look like a good way to update your engine at a reasonable price..

I had some welding work done the other week on my Safari’s at a local VW garage and we started talking engines and he said most of his come from the VW engine company. I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about them..


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I've just had a 1915 from BJs Speedshop. Very pleased with it. Jay got me to send him the clutch cover plate I was using so it could be dynamically balanced with the crank assembly. Makes for a very smooth engine. Only a few hundred miles done on it, but it pulls like a train, a really noticeable hop up from the 1776. Cost was about £3800 but built to order
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What carbs you running on that ?


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Basic spec is 1915 cc, Scat C25 cam, 043 heads, dual choke Weber 40s and a Vintage Speed exhaust. Compression is set a a sensible 8:1. Van is straight axled with a beetle box, flies up hills and you can still hold a conversation at 70...
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Thanks for the replies guys. I have spoken to Aircooled hut and the VW engine company recently about a engine rebuild and both were very helpful. Have decided to go for new turnkey engine instead. I will get in contact with Bjs as well to see what they say.
Thanks again Al.
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