Saw this in the ‘Post Insane or Unique Engine Swaps‘ thread over on VW Vortex and it had me a little confused.
I’ve never seen, or heard of, a Wartburg before. However after checking out Wiki it sort of makes sense as they were a car of East German manufacture that never made it’s way to Canada. Their ‘claim to fame’ was the fact that the motors only had 7 moving parts (three pistons, three connecting rods and a crankshaft).
JThw8 on Vortex ditched the 2 stroke three cylinder with bizarre radiator before the engine configuration and managed to drop in a EJ22 (95-01 Imprezza) motor with the help of a VW Bug torsion assembly and trans axle.
Crazy, I can’t imagine how this thing must handle now as I imagine the original suspension wasn’t designed for this but it sure makes for a great conversation piece.
Once again not much, been a weird past few weeks with Christmas/New Years etc. Been hard enough just trying to maintain a consistent post schedule with all that has been going on 😛
However I have been reaching out to a couple photographers and car owners for features for 2010. Really looking forward to those. One of the features, if everything works out, will take us across the pond and to a type of car I’ve never featured before here.
Don’t worry, it’s low.
Being New Years Eve today (and 2011 in some places) it means that tomorrow morning, after festivities tonight, I will be watching the Barret Jackson Auction most of the day.
Which is awesome.
While doing that I will also be putting the finishing touches on the ‘Top Content of 2010’ post, so in anticipation of that here is a link back to last years ‘Top Content Of 2009‘.
Happy New Years Eve everybody and keep it safe, last thing I want to hear is that some of you wrecked your cars or worse yourselves ushering in 2011.
Don’t drink and drive.