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2.3 Ford To VW Swap

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Cooling system mods and Engine Adaptor

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 The fan is a 2 speed unit from a 86 Golf GTI. I wired the low speed side through a relay to come on when the ingition is energized. The high speed side is wired through the stock Rabbit thermo-fan switch, that comes on at 190F. With this set-up, The temps run about 185-195F all the time.

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Remember the sheet metal I cut out? I flipped it over and added some sides to it to enclose radiator area.


This is the adapter I used, It's a Esslinger Engineering E2111K-2.3 kit that I picked up at a swapmeet a few years ago for great price.


Test fitting the adapter plate up to a spare block.