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Re: Engine identification

Post by Ruann007 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:15 pm

73type2 wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:11 pm
If I follow the logic of TheSamba.com, that would be 1961-65 1200cc 40HP. The engine in my 1963 1200 Beetle has a similar number configuration, without the R.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/in ... etters.php
From what I could see it could be a 1200 or 1300 but it's a tricky one. The guy I bought it from is adamant it's a 1600 TP but I don't know.
He had the engine reconditioned in January. Guess I'll just start it up and see.


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Re: Engine identification

Post by 73type2 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:50 pm

The intake manifold of the 1200 engine is different to the single port intake manifolds of the later engines. Maybe you can post a picture of the whole engine for further investigation? See differences below:

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There is also a possibility that the engine was converted from 1200 to 1300/1600 at some stage.

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Re: Engine identification

Post by Ruann007 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 pm

73type2 wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:50 pm
The intake manifold of the 1200 engine is different to the single port intake manifolds of the later engines. Maybe you can post a picture of the whole engine for further investigation? See differences below:

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There is also a possibility that the engine was converted from 1200 to 1300/1600 at some stage.
Thanks for the help. I'll post a picture tonight when I get home.

From this site (http://www.bustopia.com/vw-engine-number-codes.html) it looks like the F motors are 1300 50HP.
Let me get back when I've take a photo. Bought it last night so didn't have time for many photos.
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