1959 V8 Powered Bus Resto
Considering that it has spent the last several years as a
lawn ornament, the bus does not look too bad.
The first order of business was to yank out the old V8, transmission,
and "rearend". As engine removals go, this one was a piece of
cake because everything was so easy to get at. The "cage" around
the motor had to be cut away, but that was no problem.
The Old 283 Chevy small-block (left), and the stock VW reduction
gearbox / brake assembly (right).
Both the Tempest Torque axle and the Turbo 350 were sent out
to be rebuilt before being mated to the new powerplant. All the U-joints
were repaired or replaced, and the remainder of the suspension components
New rear VW brake drums, pads, cylinders etc., are installed.
One brand new Chevy 350 SB crate motor.
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