Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 12:34:00 -0800
Reply-To: H R <harald_nancy_vw@YAHOO.COM>
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From: H R <harald_nancy_vw@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: 1600 upright into aircooled vanagon? Wasserboxer case to
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Upright 1600cc Beetle engine in a vanagon isn't such a crazy idea.
The first vanagons sold in Europe did come with a modified 1600cc Beetle engine.
Technical specs of the original 1600cc vanagon engine:
50 hp, torque 103 nm at 2400 rpm. Displacement, 1,584 cubic cm,
Compression 7.4:1, Octane ROZ 91.
They had hydraulic lifters, factory oil filter, and a single Solex 34 Pict-4 carb
with 4 intake manifold runners.
The cooling system consisted of a pancake engine type fan, with a blower
attached to the crankshaft, similar to the type 4 but smaller.
The engine was mounted with a motor mount, which supported the engine
under the rear. Oil cooler similar as type 4.
The whole thing basically looked similar to a baby type 4 engine.
The direct replacement for this motor a few years later was the much
touted 1600 diesel engine, which had superior fuel efficiency and torque,
compared to the 1600 air cooled.
Now you know it.
http://www.geocities.com/vanagon_travels/ (latest trip to Mt Baker, Wa
beautiful area, check it out)
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