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1972 VW Beetle engine rebuild


#1

About to pull the engine out of our Beetle and give it a full rebuild. Any tips?


#2

No tips, but I am so excited for this one!


#3

Don’t lose the 10mm socket!

Seriously though, take lots of photos. You can never document enough when it comes to full rebuilds


#4

I took roughly 5000 photos of the teardown on Monday and Tuesday. Think that’ll be enough?? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#5

What year is your bug & what engine? I have a '79 VW bus w/ air cooled 2000cc 67hp engine


#6

It appears as though it’s a 2000cc engine! Davin measured it and it came to about 1900cc. So it might also be a 1800, since I can’t find any occurrence of a 1900cc VW engine. We can’t find any numbers on the engine to indicate what it is. It can cruise on the highway at 75mph+, so it’s no slouch! Davin is researching some mild hot rodding ideas for it.


#7

fun thing we discovered while dropping the engine: turns out the throttle cable wasn’t attached properly to the carb. We’ve only been getting 1/3 to maybe 1/2 throttle this whole time! It got us across the country at 75mph without ever opening up the secondary on the dual-barrel carb!!! This thing is gonna be a whole lot of fun once it’s back together!


#8

If it wasn’t getting full throttle. It’s going to be extra fun when it is finished up!


#9

You got that right! It wasn’t even coming close to opening up the secondary on the dual-barrel carb!


#10