Vanagon Basic Conversion Kit: M/T & Syncros

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Basic Conversion Parts Kit for Water Cooled ('83.5-'91) Manual Transmission Vanagons & Syncros

Already have some of your own parts and just need a more "basic" conversion kit? With SCP's Basic Conversion Kit you're still receiving a matched and proven set of parts that takes the worry out of building a Subaru powered Vanagon - just with added flexibility. Add more SCP products as your your build requires.


Kit Includes:

  • Exclusively from Small Car, aluminum alloy bellhousing complete with integrated slave/release bearing
  • 321 Stainless Steel Header
  • Gaskets: header to engine
  • Small Car’s powder coated engine mount with mounting hardware - specify Syncro when ordering
  • Heavy duty muffler mounts and stainless clamps - specify muffler diameter when ordering
  • Accelerator cable kit 
  • Coolant hose kit with clamps and stainless custom inlet/outlet pipe designed for reversed coolant manifold
  • Coolant reservoir bracket
  • DIY Harness Modification Kit



  • 2.2L Legacy & Impreza: 1990-2001
  • 2.5L Legacy: 1996-2012 *
  • 2.5L Impreza: 1998-2011 *
  • 2.5L Forester: 1998-2010 * 

* Some years/models may require a modified harness and ECM from Small Car. See the latest Subaru engines.


The following should be purchased if you have a 1980-1985 Vanagon:

The following optional parts are recommended for the models indicated:

Please note: While many orders ship within 48 hours, this item may require up to 15 days to process from your order date. If we cannot ship within 15 days, we will inform you by email or phone. For this item, which ships in more than one box, we will ship a partial order unless you specify otherwise.