I was offered a free Bradley GT in OK condition, but there is a catch. The guy giving it to me only wanted it for the engine, so finding a engine to replace it is up to me. The reason I'm asking this question is because this particular Bradley has a type 4/914 engine (guy is using the engine in a 914). I wanted to know if a type 1 will still be able bolt right up or will there be conversion parts that need to be removed? Should I just try to find a type 4? Clutch? Id Like to use a type 1 due to availability, simplicity and because I'm new to VW's.
I have worked on a few cars, replacing engines, worked on various systems. I should be able to do it but this would be the first project when I need to put it all together. I am still in school so I am trying to make it low budget so I can romp around for a bit.
Well "low budget" and resurrecting a abandoned kit car are two terms that usually don't go hand in hand so be prepared.
Try to stick to the basics to make the car safe while driving so you don't risk your life or others. Brakes are real important. There are lots of things that if you do half way will end up costing a lot more down the road.
Don't invest any money into it that you don't mind losing. Even though you got a great head start (with it being free) you won't recoup any money that you invest in it.
I really only intend to get it to stop reliability, and go relatively reliably. I am going to leave the exterior and most of the interior alone for the most part besides some cleaning. But I appreciate the advice.