I was looking for some opinions as to the viability of taking an Ural hack and dropping in a VW diesel or gas engine. I have always wanted a military style hack but I dont like the reliability/parts availability for the Urals/CJs. I was thinking about buying the kit w/o the engine from the Cleveland Ural dealer (heard some good and bad stories about this character). I know it will be a pain to mount the engine but other than that does anyone see any big issues with the drive train, is the gear box going to be an issue, etc. Also, is the gear box going to be a severely limiting factor as far as speed, torque, etc.? Would I be better off buying a wiring harness for the VW or do you think that the stock Ural wiring harness could be bastardized into taking the VW engine? The guy sells a setup complete with a VW engine but wants a little more than I want to pay. I think that this could be done on a budget an a few trips to the local salvage yard. Any suggestions and opinions would be greatly appreciated.