On the Timing Belt, I haven't had a chance to check on the last time the timing belt was change, I'll try to get to it this week.
Personally, I would have it changed at the same time you'd do the engine swap.
If you have any questions you can call me @301.237.2610.
Sorry, But I have 4 PMs about my car and one person has stop by and look at the car before your post, so you'll have to wait in line.
As far as shipping, It's for me to find transportation cost for you!
SOLD! Selling Whole Car, I'm not parting out. Can be fix and driven or use it for a parts car.
I'm selling my Passat tdi I bought in 2000 with about 50,000 miles on it, it has about 325k on it now.
It needs a new clutch, it has the original still in it. engine runs great, fires right up...