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Old 03-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #26
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Soo, did it work?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #27
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Best shop light Ive seen in awhile.

Looks like a rusted out turd, in all honesty, gonna be chasing rust for some time, part it, make top dollar and buy a clean shell not from Maine.. I hate all the cars up there all rusted out.

Cool project tho, I love cross breeding.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #28
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Thing need's alot of work OP. Good luck and hope to see this thing up and running
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:07 AM   #29
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nice motor but the rust!!lol
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:41 AM   #30
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I have owned rabbits for the past 15 years love them (fav car of all time). There are a few honda powered ones over seas. Also a EJ20 powered one. GL with it man, do you have a Build over on whoretex or anything?
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #31
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Last year, I've seen one of these with a K20 swap at IA here in Charlotte. Didn't get a chance to talk to the owner though.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #32
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Given your age, experience level, and budget you would be so much better served by putting another VW motor in it. Not to burst your bubble here but I can't imagine a K series swap will be cheap or easy to do.

Go register on vwvortex.com and search for "ABA Swap" in the MK1 forum. It's a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder motor that came in most 92-99 golfs and jettas. They are cheap, abundant, and a very reliable motor. Not a lot of power but for a 2,200 lb car you will be happy with it. I would say you could find a junkyard motor for $400-$700. When I go parts hunting I see them by the dozens in yards.

I will also say right now that you need to look closely at the strut towers on the car. Caddys (trucks) and Cabbys (convertibles) were more rust prone in this area then rabbits for some reason but if they are showing any kind of rust holes at the tower seams you should forget about it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:38 AM   #33
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just so you live to post another day... turn those cinder blocks you are using as jack stands the correct way. think about how a cinder block is designed to carry a load (vertically), then think about how it's normally placed in a building (vertically), then make it happen. you have it laying on it's side, and depending on how old they are and how much abuse they've taken, you'll end up with a car on your face when you least expect it.

in summary, turn the cinder blocks right-side up. once you have those basics down, carry on with your swap. kthx.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #34
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I love the VW truck great idea for a Honda power plant. It looks like you really did a great job.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:05 AM   #35
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Given your age, experience level, and budget you would be so much better served by putting another VW motor in it. Not to burst your bubble here but I can't imagine a K series swap will be cheap or easy to do.

Go register on vwvortex.com and search for "ABA Swap" in the MK1 forum. It's a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder motor that came in most 92-99 golfs and jettas. They are cheap, abundant, and a very reliable motor. Not a lot of power but for a 2,200 lb car you will be happy with it. I would say you could find a junkyard motor for $400-$700. When I go parts hunting I see them by the dozens in yards.

I will also say right now that you need to look closely at the strut towers on the car. Caddys (trucks) and Cabbys (convertibles) were more rust prone in this area then rabbits for some reason but if they are showing any kind of rust holes at the tower seams you should forget about it.
A swap kit is made for k series into mk1 chasis. Also cabbys and caddys depending on where built are the least likly to rust at towers basic rabbits from westmoreland are most prone to rust. And if towers are bad its a easy fix. Just find one in junk yard cut out weld in.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #36
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Damn, that's a hell of a project! I remember having my Scirocco (2...one black, one silver), those things were fun little go-karts!
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:17 PM   #37
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Soo, did it work?
Im sure once he saw how much money he had to fork up, he abandoned the project. Also he knew very little about K series, let alone swap one into a non Honda.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:53 PM   #38
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Hey guys i have allot of interest in doing a b16 swap into a vw pickup.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:21 AM   #39
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OK GO DO IT!!!WOOHOO..
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:22 AM   #40
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hey what do you think is the best way to do a stand alone on a b16. here are the ecu"s i have p06 p28 p30 and a couple of others. tony_2018?
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