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1960 Engine

Started by David Howard in Type 1 '58-'67. Last reply by David Howard May 29. 4 Replies

Just wondering if anybody out there has a 1960 36 horse engine sitting around, maybe you've upgraded to a later engine or just have a spare. Please let me know, looking to make my bug a bit more original, currently have a 1967 1500 40 horse engine adapted to original transmission. No idea where the my original engine ended up, the previous owner swapped it sometime in the 90's. Continue

Tags: beetle, wanted, swap, 1960, engine

Risacher Motors

Started by Noah Burchell in Technical Q&A Feb 9. 0 Replies

I found out recently that my hometown's VW dealer was Risacher Motors through the technical section on The Samba. If anyone has any history about this dealer or anything that came from this dealer I would be interested in hearing about it and/or purchasing it. Thanks in advance.Continue

WANTED: Type 3 Fastback 1600 'Engine Rebuild', shadetree mechanic, fast, reliable.

Started by Matthew Danielson in Engine. Last reply by Dale Soto Feb 4. 1 Reply

      Hello,I'm looking for somebody who is knowledgeable in rebuilding a 1600cc Type 3 (dual carb) engine for me. I'm located in Tri-Cities WA. Feel free to contact me for details at 509 308 9461, thank you. Continue

fuel loss?? draining back

Started by jamie garrison in Technical Q&A. Last reply by Aaron Meldrum Feb 2. 6 Replies

I have an issue I was looking for some direction on. my bug will start up fine but after being on for a moment of driving it sputters out and stalls. I thought fuel pump so I replaced it and the problem persists. the fuel after running drains out of the fuel filter but its not making sense. the fuel filter is also only filling up about a quarter of the way when running then I head out get down the street about a block and it stalls out as I try to keep it alive by giving it gas.. sputters out…Continue

big tires on my 74 super

Started by jamie garrison in Wheels and Tires. Last reply by Gus Tome Jan 24. 1 Reply

I have a 74 super with 15" 8 spoke empi rims. I am wondering if anyone knows off hand what size tire would take up the gap but not rub fender. the suspension is stock and right now there is 165rs 15 on there with about a 2.5-3 inch gap... any help would be great. if not my next option is to go down an lean tires up next to it…Continue

In Need Of 1800 Type 4 Parts

Started by Hunter Allen in Engine. Last reply by Hunter Allen Jul 4. 2 Replies

I'm looking for a stock 93mm piston(one), 93mm cylinder(one),66mm rod(one), firewall tin, the 3 tin pieces in the front of the engine and exhaust both heater boxes I don't but I can have enough of money  trade some stuff I will pay for shippingContinue

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Back on the road again

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