1959 V8 Powered Bus

VW oil cooler Atech Motorsports Aluminum radiator and dual electric fan combo

On the old set-up the oil coolers from the old stock VW motor were put to work keeping the old 283 cool. We going to remove them and let an Atech Motorsports Aluminum radiator and dual electric fan combo (also from Atech) do all that work.

Interior view looking forward. New engine cage.

The engine installation is nearly complete. The "cage" around the engine has been replaced, but modified so that it can be removed again without having to cut through it.

Updated Tempest/Turbo 350 trans-axle.

Here's a good look at the rebuilt Tempest-Torque/Turbo-350 transaxle.

Rich works on engine tuning.

Rich gets ready to fire up the new motor for the first time. Once the engine was running and tuned we took it out for a test drive (see video).

VW Bus on dyno machine. Close-up of wheel on dyno.

A trip to the dyno shop got everything dilaed in right.

VW Bus getting new front brakes. Disc brake conversion kit from Custom Speed Parts

Even though we had replaced all the stock brakes, the bus just was not stopping as quick as we wanted so it was decided to replace the stock brakes with a disc conversion kit from Custom Speed Parts in Germany.

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