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Bradley GTII  Chassis rear The original builder installed a fuel injected 2.0 liter VW bus engine. I believe that I will be happy with the performance but don't care for it's looks. The aluminum is corroded very badly and looks ratty. The plan is to strip it down to clean and paint all of the engine tin.
VW type 4 engine disassembled As the engine came apart, I was surprised to discover that some rodent had packed it full of maple tree seeds. I was very glad that I hadn't tried to start the engine as it no doubt would have overheated and/or caught fire. At this point, about 1/3rd of the engine tin was stripped.
VW Type 4 engine Here, the fuel injection system, fan housing, alternator and engine tin have all been removed. The process of cleaning and repainting everything now begins. Because the fan housing looked so bad we decided to powder coat it.
Clean engine The engine is mostly clean at this point and re-assembly begins..
Engine running Back together. The powder coating came out really nice. After an oil change, new oil, air and fuel filters, it was time to try to start it up. It took about a minute of cranking (with fingers crossed) before it fired up.
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