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Old 10-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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VW FOX 8v To 16v MOTOR SWAP

just like the post says i want MORE POWER!!!!! so im going from the stock 8v 90 HP motor to a higher output 16v 140HP motor--- and to the car- its a 1989 Volkswagen Fox, its blue and has some rust here and there but for the most part its solid---- has grey interior----- the main reason im building this car is because my first car was a 1990 VW fox and was totaled out my senior year by a bad driver who hit me in the side--- i had alot of plans with that car so im pushing those plans over to this car------ I bought the fox and the motorswap parts car for three hundred bucks-------- THE PARTS CAR-----1991 VW passat GL 16v that had body wiring problems---- so here are some pictures and i will be doing a play by play on what exactly is going down

The Project------>

Here is the stock motor

(not my actual car-too far into project for that)



Here is the parts car, she ran great before the swap

The clean motor




I have the 16v pulled from the passat and the motor out of the fox and switching stuff over-- the good thing is that the blocks are the same and alot of the original parts bolt onto the new block--- Ill be sure to keep a log on what im doing to it and be sure to get some actual pictures up to keep you guys interested-----
The kicker of this swap is that it has only been "successful" a handfull of times and is going to be kinda unique------ only one other swap that i know of in ohio :)


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Old 10-22-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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Keep us posted in the install. Looks great!
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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Good luck with the build! I used to have a '91 2 dr fox I sold - I wish I hadn't, I had envisioned doing a 16v swap from a golf or something....but no $ at the time (also my senior year)...yatta, yatta...I wish I had swapped something...but good luck, I'm looking forward to watching this one
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:15 AM   #4
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this looks sweet i cant wait to see the results!
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Early vw's are like gm products almost everything interchanges lol. Your doing a popular swap though not many put them in foxes but hey its cool and different!
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Stop showing us pics and get started already. :P I love how the engine bay is set up, I've not seen that before. Hope you don't run into as many problems as I did with my 6.2 to 5.7 swap.
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to tell you the truth i was feeling like i wasn't getting any love-- but since your replys ill post everything i have done and tell me what you think
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Cool

got the stock 8v lump out and got the engine bay cleaned up a bit--- wire wheeled a little bit of rust where a brake line and bracket were rubbing thru the paint and chip guarded the rest


here is the 16v out and ready for teardown--- there is alot im not showing like switching over the oil pan and pickup, modifying the alternator bracket, installing the fox flywheel and new clutch, swaping over motormounts and the pulleys on the motor-- the motors are basically the same block and all just a bigger head and intake and different tuning--- here the passat dropout is on the pallet


had no problems getting the motor in and transmission on and all the mounts hooked up---- here are several pictures of the mockup----- i painted the block and transmission black--- im powdercoating the valvecover and intake manifold both black with polished badges--- i know it looks like hell but--- this is a project on the cheap!!!!









yeah i know its not a focus but a fox was my first car.... RIP... and i have wanted to do this for some time and only having small amounts of money in this car it will truely be something anyone can do for under 1,200 dollars or so---- Tell me what you guys think?
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thats awesome man!
your making great progress my dream first project once i get out of college and have the fofo paid off is a old first or 2nd gen gti with a vr6 swap
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Very nice, you'll get all the love in the world lol
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