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I think its a T3?
Any ideas on some cheap mods to get a few more horses please
Oh and she looks so much better in these pics than real life lol
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thats a Beetle TYPE 1 engine matey

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Thanks is that good or bad lol


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T1 engine is a good thing as lots of parts available :smt012

Few points though. The tinware is missing from rear of engine which will cause overheating. Also the 2 flexible hoses that come from the fan housing will need to be blanked off as this will also allow cooling air pressure to be reduced over the engine. These tubes should go to heat exchangers but I can't see if you have any fitted or not :smt017
Post a picture of the underside of the engine please and I'll confirm this.

To check what engine you have you'll need to tell me the engine number including the letters it begins with. This is located just under the Dynamo on oil filler neck flange. All 1600 T1 twin port engines start with letter "A" with exception to the 1300 Twinport which is AB code :smt012

The first job to gain more power is give it a full service, points, plugs, ht leads, distributor cap, rotor arm, valve clearance (Note: Engine must be stone cold for V-clearance) and ignition timing, because without doing this you might only be producing 25 BHP so any upgrades will be a waste of time :lmao
Once you've done that you can then add a few things to liven it up a little bit.
Can you tell me if the distributor has a vacuum advance on it as it looks like it might be the 009 which is no good for a standard single carb engine as you'll have flat spots.
Few more pictures of engine would be great :smt012

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Thanks darren,

tin ware? sorry if i seem thick but i really know nothing about these engines.
according to bloke i bought it from it was just serviced!
got so many questions dont want to be a pain!
Lever by the handbrake wot is it lol?
i am presuming its a manual choke but it doesnt seem to do anything.


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:smt012 sweet car mate loks the dogs bolx5. :smt012 :smt012 re lever at hand brake should be connected to heater valves at the rear, or the heat exchangers , will let hot air into cabin, unless they aint connected, but no worries there, :smt012

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Ok Marky, don't you worry about asking questions m8. It's the only way to learn :smt002
Let's explain things in basic terms here . . .
Tinware is all the metal stuff that surrounds the engine to allow the cooling air from the fan to cool the engine down hence Air-Cooled :smt012
Your missing the section that goes around the pully and either side of engine. It's a big bit like in the picture below with heat exchanger feed pipes at either side.

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The 2 pipes I mentioned push air through exhaust heat exchangers which supply heating into the car and are opened by the lever near the handbrake as Mark mentioned via a cable to each heat exchanger flap.
The heat exchangers are basically an exhaust pipe with fins and another pipe around it so only fresh hot air can enter the car :smt012

The choke on your engine is electric and will stay on for approx 60 secs when ignition is turned on and then go of as engine warms up.

Word of advice, when someone selling a car says it's just had a full service that usually means it's never been touched for 12 months :lmao
I would check the distributor cap inside to make sure it looks like new etc.
Word of warning here. DO NOT overtighten spark plugs as they can strip the threads in the soft aluminium heads very easy and always make sure they go back in by HAND at least several turns before using a ratchet to nip them up as it's very easy to cross thread them :smt018

Don't be afraid to ask anything no matter how simple and get yourself a VW 1600 Beetle manual off eBay so you have some referance points.
The book by John Muir I mentioned in your intro is very good.

Hope this helps :smt012

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Thanks all,

I will post some more pics of engine soon
Engine number is AD206023
The dizzy is an 009 well thats the last 3 digits on it so am assuming!


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MarkyB wrote:
Thanks all,

I will post some more pics of engine soon
Engine number is AD206023
The dizzy is an 009 well thats the last 3 digits on it so am assuming!

Engine Code "AD" is 1600 TwinPort which is the best one at 50bhp standard.
The 009 Distributor will cause flat spots in rev range on a standard engine and is better suited to twin carb engines.
The best way to get the most out of a 009 Distributor is to use more revs or a heavy right foot as it's a centrifugal operated advance and relies on engine speed rather than engine load.
NOTE: This type of distributor must be timed using strobe light at 3000 rpm to give Max Advance between 28 and 32 deg and a vernier crank pulley is best to do the timing accurately. You can't static time these distributors or set the timing at idle otherwise you'll kill the engine as the advance will not be correct when driving :smt018

The engine picture I posted in last post has a Blue vernier crank pulley fitted (approx £20 on eBay) and also uses the 009 Distributor :smt012

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i fiited an ignitor kit to my beetle and got rid of them horrible points.Drove very well .
http://www.vwheritage.com/ssp/Electrical%5CIgnition-Systems%5C?templateID=ssp

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i fiited an ignitor kit to my beetle and got rid of them horrible points.Drove very well .
http://www.vwheritage.com/ssp/Electrical%5CIgnition-Systems%5C?templateID=ssp

Oh yes.... Very good move that one, and a good upgrade :smt012
Just ensure you carry the old points though in case it ever fails so you can still get back home :smt003

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Thanks all for your help

Shes off for an mot next friday :smt003
Is there anywhere i can get the rear seat bits from? mine is just carpeted
asender unit comind out tomorrow as its showing empty all the time thats the 4th car in a row where the petrol gauge hasnt worked :smt005 weird lol

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