Please identify my engine?!

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Please identify my engine?!

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I was told that the engine code is for a 1300cc, but that the top might have been converted into a twin port?

I just need to know what it is so that i can buy relevant parts for it, so any help would be most appreciated?

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Well it looks like a twin port (each head has two big ali pipes going into the top yeah?).

What's the engine number at the base of the alternator pedestal?

Can you pop a rocker cover off and read the part no off the head under the rocker shaft

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Two big pipes . . . check! :D

Engine code - F0851182

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Yes - the engine code is for a 1966 1300cc SP engine. It has probably been converted to 1300TP heads. Is this an American van, Dean? If so the engine could have been converted to anything up to 1600cc. The only way to find out is to take the engine apart - can give you a surprise sometimes. Recently I dismantled an engine that was supposed to be 1300TP to find that it had been converted to a 1641 - with new crank, bearings and other goodies. Nice for £50!

BTW it looks like the carb is a Brosol H30/31 - the jet sizes might give you a clue about engine size.
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F0 is an original 1966 1300 50HP Beetle case with 69mm stroke, beefed up block with more ribs, 8mm pump studs, larger oil passages, single oil pressure relief, insert cam bearings. Its quite a good block. You can fit 1500 or 1600 cylinders without maching the block so you may find its got 1600 cylinders as the twin port heads will be designed to take those cylinders anyway.

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This is great news!

Yes it's an american bus, and it quickly and easily gets to 60mph which is great. I thought it couldn't be a standard 1300.

So what would be the best way of finding out exactly what it is, taking the rocker cover off, do we reckon that's a good starting point?

I hope it is a 1600TP as there's lots of parts available for them so that would make life nice and easy.

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Could well be a 1600TP - most US vans have been converted. Only way to know for certain is to take off the heads and measure the bores. Don't bother - if it happily cruises at 60 it's at least 1500cc! Why do I say that? Cos I have a 1500cc TP in one of my splits! Goes very nicely thank you and does around 32mpg on a run.
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I'd like to dress it up and maybe but some twin carbs on though, so i'm going to need to know exactly what it is aren't I?

Same with an exhaust, will i need an exhaust for a 1300 or a 1500/1600?

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id get an airfilter and the duct pipes put back on dude too ;)

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Yeah an air filter is top of the list.

Are the duct pipes for the heater? If so do I need to reconnect them if i'm not using the heater?

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Will this fit me engine irrespective of what it might be?

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It says its for "Type 2 August 1963 to May 1979 1300, 1500, 1600cc" Which is fairly conclusive, but just want to make sure!

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Also do i need a carb specific air filter, or can i buy a universal one? Any recommendations of where to get one from either way?

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dubberdean wrote:Will this fit me engine irrespective of what it might be?

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It says its for "Type 2 August 1963 to May 1979 1300, 1500, 1600cc" Which is fairly conclusive, but just want to make sure!
nice!! so when you blow the back out of the block thrashing it around quickly doing 60mph, you have 4 handles to push it home to the marina with!!
handy eh?
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That looks like a 'Monza' system. They are CRAP :!: Seriously, they are sooo bad on power, very restrictive.
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Dave, thrashing it would be 75mph, 60 is a doddle. We're not all trundling around with our pipe and slippers on with a 1300 :lol:

Flatbeat, it is a monza system. I read a thread on SSVC where someone stated that it was restrictive and then got shot down by several members who had dyno runs on standard system and with monza and the flow was far improved.

Seems like the 'restrictive' rumour is nothing more than idle gossip. Unless someone knows different?

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