ENGINE CODE

1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Tiny

billsigler

June, 3, 2009 AT 5:22 PM

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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7 Answers

Tiny

mhpautos

June, 4, 2009 AT 5:22 AM

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)

Tiny

billsigler

June, 4, 2009 AT 7:31 AM

Has one mark on pulley. Bottom right of engine case reads 2BR BRAZIL. Thanks

Tiny

mhpautos

June, 4, 2009 AT 5:02 PM

Hi there, I will see what I can dig up.

Mark (mhpautos)

Tiny

billsigler

June, 4, 2009 AT 10:38 PM

Thanks, will be looking forward to your help

Tiny

mhpautos

June, 5, 2009 AT 12:15 AM

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)

Tiny

billsigler

June, 6, 2009 AT 4:13 AM

Thanks for the help. Any other info you can pass along will be helpful

Tiny

jalopypapa

June, 11, 2009 AT 11:37 AM

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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