VW & Dune Buggy How-To
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In the world of engine rebuilding, you can never have enough knowledge. Here is a quick tech tip on the difference bewtween Flat and Dished camshafts, and which Oil Pump you will need for your Type 1 engine.
Here we have a quick tech tip explaining the different Bell Housings and Starters on VW Transmissions.
Here are some quick tech tips showing you how to tell the difference between a VW Beetle transmission and a VW Bus transmission on your Air-cooled VW Beetle or Dune Buggy.
Here are some quick tips showing you how to tell the difference between a Swing Axle Transmission and an IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) Transmission or Transaxle on your Air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle or Dune Buggy.
This post covers main bearing sizing for VW Type 1 engines. This post features a chart for sizing and measurement reference.
Check out some of these photos of an early VW Chassis and Engine from the Automuseum Prototyp in Hamburg Germany. Shown are a 36 HP Engine Cutaway, Chassis Cutaways, brake drum cutaway and split case VW transmission cutaway.
This chart shows what size VW Type 1 engine you will make depending on your crankshaft stroke and piston bore. Please note VW engine sizes are in cubic centimeters.