cooling system
throttle intake

Laurence Smith's

I like pictures.  Lots and lots of them.  And I think many Vanagon fanatics like myself like pictures as well to assist with the learning process.

The goal of this web site is to help others learn of my experience converting a 87 VW Vanagon with a 2.1 wasserleaker to a Subaru 2.2 engine.

I have hundreds of pictures of my conversion as it progressed from a KEP delivery to the final thing.

As you progress through each section you can click on any photo to get a larger and clearer image.  I have tried to annotate each picture properly but its been over a year since I did some parts of it and I may have missed some info.

This conversion was done January - March 2003 using all KEP parts and methodologies.

As of May 2004 I am working on my second conversion and I'll post lots of pictures when they are ready.

Web site progress status:

  • Wiring - empty
  • Adapter - done May 17/04
  • Cooling system - done May 13/04
  • Crossbar - done  May 19/04
  • Throttle and intake - done May 17/04
  • Engine - empty
  • Vacuum - done May 17/04
  • Fuel lines - empty
  • Exhaust - empty
  • Speed sensor - empty

If you wish to reproduce these photos for your own personal non-profit use please do so.   Comments, suggestions and clarifications are always welcome.

Laurence Smith                                         Email me
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada