WBX swap idea

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westypoo
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WBX swap idea

Post by westypoo » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:39 pm

so ive taken ownership of an early baywindow panel. as i love my WBX swap that i did in my superbeetle, i figure why not swap one into a baywindow?! i did a quick google images search and didnt really come up with nothing but a bunch of suby swaps. im thinking of a wbx in a baywindow maybe with a supercharger on it would be quite good up all these mountains up here in colorado. thoughts anyone?

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Re: WBX swap idea

Post by Piledriver » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:41 am

A turbo would probably work out better, the 3 1/2 main bearings really don't provide enough support to drive a blower reliably at decent boost levels... Maybe with one of the aircraft cranks with the super-sized snout bearing and block insert...
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Re: WBX swap idea

Post by westypoo » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:49 am

turbo is always an option as my beetle as you know is turbo'd WBX'er. was also thinking of just building a bigger displacement motor and just keep it N/A. but you bring a good point about the main bearings not being strong enough probably for a supercharger.

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