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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. Harald '90 westy (latest trip to Mt Baker, Wa beautiful area, check it out)

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