VW & Dune Buggy How-To

Flat vs Dished Camshafts - And which Oil Pump do you need?

Flat vs Dished Camshafts - And which Oil Pump do you need?
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.

VW Bus Bellhousings and Starter Compatibility

VW Bus Bellhousings and Starter Compatibility
Here we have a quick tech tip explaining the different Bell Housings and Starters on VW Transmissions.

Beetle vs Bus Transmissions - How Tell The Difference - Air-cooled VW Tech Tips

Beetle vs Bus Transmissions - How Tell The Difference - Air-cooled VW Tech Tips
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.

Swing Axle vs IRS Transmissions - How to tell the difference - Aircooled VW Tech Tips

Swing Axle vs IRS Transmissions - How to tell the difference - Aircooled VW Tech Tips
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.

VW Type 1 Main Bearing Sizing Chart for VW Beetle & Dune Buggy Engines

VW Type 1 Main Bearing Sizing Chart for VW Beetle & Dune Buggy Engines
This post covers main bearing sizing for VW Type 1 engines. This post features a chart for sizing and measurement reference.

Early VW Beetle Chassis and Engine Cutaway from Automuseum Prototyp Hamburg

Early VW Beetle Chassis and Engine Cutaway from Automuseum Prototyp Hamburg
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.

VW Type Engine Sizing Chart for Type 1 Engines in VW Beetles and Dune Buggies

VW Type Engine Sizing Chart for Type 1 Engines in VW Beetles and Dune Buggies
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.