I want to replace the engine in my '70 Westfalia with something faster. I'm not trying to blow the doors off anybody I just want the ability to merge into highway traffic while on the ramp and not in the emergency lane. I'm considering an engine by Bernie Bergman. The engine is 2500cc, 200hp, 180 ft lbs. torque. Bergman advertises: "engine will bolt up to aby 12 volt type 1-2-3 or VW Bus transmission without any modifications to transmission or starter". Is this true? With my old transmission hooked up to this engine will I still have to shift at 10-20-35mph, or will I just get to 10-20-35mph faster? Will my stock transmission wear out a lot faster with this much bigger an engine attached to it? Is this too much engine for a bus in the first place? Have you heard about Bernie Bergman,if so what do you think? What about AVP? Any suggestions or information regarding making my bus faster is greatly appreciated!!!
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