I have a 1965 Volkswagen beetle and looking to upgrade from my 1300 to a 1776cc turnkey engine. I found a few turnkey engine builders via the Internet and through Hot VW. However, it would be great if I could here from other enthusiast in making a recommendation to a reputable engine builder. I've looked at a few places like Strictly Foreign and BAP Import Auto Parts. I've also learned through various postings to stay away from GEX! Any feedback / recommendation are greatly appreciated.
Also, from a technical standpoint, are there any technical challenges or issue with running a 1776 engine with my stock 65 transmission (other then upgrading my electrical to a 12volt system)? Can the standard 65 trans, handle a higher performing engine?
Thanks in advanced!