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ENGINE CODE

1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Engine Mechanical problem
1973 Volkswagen Beetle Automatic

Have a Trike built with a VW engine and it has no engine code below the generator stand on the block. How can I tell which engine is in my trike. I need this info when purchasing parts. THANKS
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Billsigler
June 3, 2009.




Hi there,

I would say that you have an industrial version, as all automotive engines will have the engine code stamped on the engine case, I feel it will be a 1600, can you tell me how many notches on the pulley for timing the engine?This may be a clue.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 4, 2009.
Has one mark on pulley. Bottom right of engine case reads 2BR BRAZIL. Thanks

Tiny
Billsigler
Jun 4, 2009.
Hi there, I will see what I can dig up.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 4, 2009.
Thanks, will be looking forward to your help

Tiny
Billsigler
Jun 4, 2009.
Hi there,

I spoke to a few VW people and they feel its a twin port 1600, most externals are the same but if you are doing a re build just measure the bores for the correct engine size, no one has cone across that I.D. So it is a bit of a mystery.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jun 5, 2009.
Thanks for the help. Any other info you can pass along will be helpful

Tiny
Billsigler
Jun 6, 2009.
Maybe this will at least give you what the range of numbers for the original case would have been:

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/mitchell1eautorepair-car-repair-manuals
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Tiny
Jalopypapa
Jun 11, 2009.

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