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Old 05-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default 2.9litre V6 24v Cosworth powered T25 Crewcab

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Some people may recognise me from another VW forum, but in case you don't, I have just completed installing a Cosworth engine in my T25 crewcab.

Although I love the thing to bits and the side blowers look awesome and when the loud pedal is pressed it goes like stink and sounds awesome, I am in a bit of a quandry.

I want to register my crewcab in France and they just do not do modified vehicles for the french equivalant of the MOT. So what do I do.

Do I sell the crewcab complete with the engine installed and hope to find another mint T25 crewcab or do I sell the whole bolt in conversion for someone to install in their VW and install a 1.9 Turbo diesel or do I keep it as it is and keep on having to return to UK every year for a MOT and keep paying rip off british tax? MMMMM

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Old 05-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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I want to register my crewcab in France and they just do not do modified vehicles for the french equivalant of the MOT. So what do I do.
Are you sure? On this website you'll find a french beetle with an Alfa Romeo engine.
Maybe you could contact the Frenchman through his site?
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Do you have a link to the build,i'd be very interested to take a look.
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No prob, full build storey is on 80 90

http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8996

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you sound like you love your "new bus"
answers simples......dont go to france,its full of french, the fags and booze aint much cheaper, if germany invaded again they could use a 200+hp engine in a meschersmit(dont know the spelling). you like it! how far is germany from your intended destination? are their mots any easier? enjoy the fruit of your labours mate.
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also, what side is your starter motor on?pinto? tar mike.
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Been driving it today and yesterday and just love every min of it. Took it to show a couple of peeps who have wanted to see it and they loved it.

The cossy motor is a ford V6 under the cosworth 24v heads and other cosworth bling and I have used a high torque starter from KEP. It is on the drivers side of the vehicle or on right from behind the crewwy running on a lightened balanced flywheel from KEP. Not had a single problem starting it, or should I say the big problem with these motors is using a stock starter and it not being able to turn the motor when warm or hot, again not had any hassle in either of these situations.

Dropped the rear cage off today to have it shot blasted prior to finish so I can finish it off and finally bolt all the load bed down and fixing eyes etc through to the chassis.

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After reading your 80-90 stuff it sounds like you lurve your crewy (and so you fkin should!!!)
Depending on how long and where you are in Frogsville I'd be thinking of hopping back to Blighty and mot over here and pay the duty(200 quid a year!!)
You know you'd regret it if you got rid....

How much would it be up for?? whole or engine ??
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Decided I am not going to sell it now as pulled it out of lock up, drove it round and just love it again.

Took a couple of lads out in it who do scooby conversions and they though it was fast and nailed it on mway and nobody was passing me. LOL.

Started making a bit of a movie clip about it and will post it on a site and link to it if people wanna see it.

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Dick, Is that you in last months camper & bus readers rides ???
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