Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec

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Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec

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As per title, a VW exchange unit (engine number D. That's it!) with a verified 100k and had been religiously serviced by first owner. New owner wanted a bit more oomph as they tow a caraven and was referred to me by ST Engineering to rework the engine.
Case ultrasonically cleaned and clearanced to use a perfect standard 76mm 2.1 crank, a few head studs replaced, new everything (VW pistons, VW liners, 2.1 Newman cam, VW rods (modified), followers, AMC/KS heads (lightly ported), TRW valves (light mod to blueprint), NOS pushrod tubes.
Not many pics but here's a few:
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It will be going out fully dressed fornthe early cooling system, managed to save the stat housing by not looking at the bolts until it had been thoroughly warmed up. All screws came out cleanly ;)
Really enjoyed this build, its been a privilege and I have learned a bit about what can be done with the early pre-suffix wbx too.
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Very nice. :ok

You say DJ spec but keeping early cooling system. Staying with a carb? Or is it possible to FI with early cooling system?

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Customer started out with this engine, it had been converted to a 2E3 at some time which makes life easier as a DJ will happily run on DG fuel and ignition parts.
The case needed a little clearance work, mostly to the "roof" of the case halves to allow the big end bolts to pass cleanly.
Not unlike when changing a 2.1 to 2.5 spec really, I used up the last set of 2.5 modified rods but they probably weren't necessary, I just needed the 24mm standard pin size.
Should be a nice punchy motor, I had the same combination in my syncro years ago, just with a suffix B case.
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Not sure how I ended up here on this page nosing around, but now that I am I can say that looks like a work of art.
Well done.
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Early DG conversion to 2.1 DJ spec

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Very nice work, a good conversion. DG to MV/DJ pistons on Pierburg. Recommend.

Your case cleaner does a fantastic job.
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