I have recently come across information about a 2.2L WaterBoxer that was available in Germany. Apparently Ken Morgon from Denver has obtained one and cloned it for the US market.
Does anyone have any more information about this particular motor?
Here is the link:
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Last edited by Capt. Mike; 10-25-2008 at 09:33 AM.
I would like to know more as well. (86 Camper) www.eurocars.bz has information on the engine, but no user info.
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Last edited by Capt. Mike; 10-25-2008 at 09:34 AM.
I found their website too eurocars.bz from someone that was selling a westy that was converted by them. I emailed them for more info as I am looking at rebuilding or replacing my engine and they seem to have the most stock-like upgrade.
If anyone has any info. I would like to hear it as I am getting serious out replacing my engine.
larry chase put one in the roadhaus about six months ago and has been cruising all over the southwest in it getting all the goodies installed into the RoadHaus for his around the country trip.
I have been anxiously waiting for a reply from someone who has one of these engines. I am very happy with my '86 weekender but lets face it all vanaons are pigs when it comes to power. I have looked into conversions and can't get too excited. I must be too much of a purest. I have looked at modifying the existing engine to get more HP but have not found what I would call a good engineered solution. The 2.2 liter looks like a great solution. It appears to be engineered and not just a collection of after market stuff. It still is a waterboxer which may or may not be a good thing. (for a purest I guess it's good) And over 20% increase in HP would not make a vanagon a racer but it sure would hold it's own on the freeways.
Since my original post about the 2.2 motor I have become good friends with the owner Ken Morgan. I had to completely redo my 85 Westy including new motor and rebuilt transmission. We talked at length about the 2.2 but unfortunately I'm unemployed at the time and decided that since I had to do the transmission also I would go for the 2.1 (upgrade from the 1.9). Someday I WILL have a Syncro with one of Ken's 2.2's.
Ken is one of those guys that you can just hand your car over to and not even question the bill in the end, unless you feel that you owe him more.
I spent a couple days in Denver at his shop checking out the 2.2 and what makes it special. Truely amazing piece of machinery that you are bound to hear more and more about. If you are in the market for a new motor I highly recommend talking to Ken. In some cases he will even pick your van up and tow it back to Denver. He also stands behind his work 110%.
I live in Denver and would like to talk to Ken Morgan about 2.2 engine. Does anyone have his phone number, or location of his shop,if he has one? thanks Jeff