VW Bus / Transporter (1968-71)

These require a little more work. In 1968 VW did a weird thing: they removed the transaxle supports from a Bus (aka framehorns). When they did this, they added a support to the rear of the engine, sometimes called a “moustache bar”. This moustache bar holds all the weight and rotational force, as well as vibration from the entire engine and transaxle combination.
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Type IV Conversion

This makes for the hardest conversion for a TIV powerplant as the installer must fabricate a mount that will be strong enough to provide suport for both the engine and transaxle and make it clear the exhaust system.The conversion is the only one that we have actually never attempted here at our shop, so I have no first hand experience with it. I have sold several engines to those doing the conversion themselves and have learned a lot while trying to brainstorm with them on the idea and way to make it work effectively. A really good addition is to add a 72-74 bus bellhouse which is set up for the TIV engine from the factory, the installer can add some small mounts to the chassis of the bus and use the factory mounts on top of the 72-74 bellhouse to help hold some of the load and rotation of the engine/trans combination. The rear engine mount can be fabricated with some stock Type IV engine mount pieces, and some welding time, the main requirement is thought. The earlier 68-71 Bus gearboxes also share the same problem as the Type I does, with the input shaft being a little too short for the conversion, but this is easily remedied with the conversion flywheel (modified stock vw part) that we will talk about later. If you want Type IV power and you have a 68-71 Bus, it will take you a little more work, but it can be done and is well worth it.

Our MassiVe DTM shrouds will also work in these applications and will help keep the engine temperatures under control, while increasing the ease of maintenance of the engine.

The 1968- 71 Buses can be fitted with our “Camper Special” engine, utilizing our DTM cooling system. These simple engines create 120HP and offer a flat torque curve. Power, cool running, and great reliability & longevity are the traits for these engines.

Pricing and Ordering

Prices for our Turn Key, complete Dyno Proven engines are posted at the top of each engine offering. Select an engine package from the navigation bar on the left side of your screen then see the pricing tab for the prices of that base engine; which most of the time even includes options. See also our Engine Wizard to create your own custom engine!

Anytime that something is “Custom built” you can typically expect to both pay more (initially) for the product and also receive more from it. There is no exception to this rule with our engines here at Aircooled Technology. Our engines are created with a Pedigree that follows them everywhere they go, all over the world.

You will not find any other Engine Builder in this industry that does business the way that we do. Here we work from a Proposal basis from very specific documents that will outline the entire build and it’s cost from the very beginning. I conduct business the old fashioned way meaning I’m point blank and I’m both fair and firm. Some customers that are accustomed to today’s modern ways of doing business are taken aback by my direct way of getting to the point and getting the job done. None of them regret spending their hard earned money with my company or having me create their engine..

Here I do not believe in fine print or grey areas in contracts or misleading people with misrepresentations of what I can do for them. I try my best to be open with the customer from the first phone call all the way till the time they drive the car for the first time.

If you want my engine I will sell it to you, not someone that gets paid a commission because he is a smooth talker. As the Founder of this company I have personally sold every aircooled engine that we have created; and that will never change.

For a current price for your base engine, please see the list of applications for your vehicle, then follow those links to the detailed information which includes a general price. You can also use our Engine Wizard to build up the engine of your dreams. For all other requests please contact my Director of Operations, Jud Fink by submitting a support ticket. Jud will set you with me for all details.