Aircooled Useful Links

Install Link Pin Shims Chart


 

Air Cooled VW Engine Displacement Chart

 

Identification of Air Cooled VW Engine letter codes

 A = 1200 30bhp
D = 1200 34bhp
E = 1300 37bhp
F = 1300 40bhp
H = 1500 44bhp
L = 1500 40bhp
AB = 1300 44bhp
AC = 1300 40bhp
AD = 1600 50bhp
AE = 1600 48bhp (US)
AF = 1600 46bhp
AG = 1600 44bhp (Type 181)
AH = 1600 48bhp (US)
AJ = 1600 50bhp (fuel injection)
AK = 1600 48bhp (US)
AL = 1600 48bhp (Type 181)
AM = 1600 48bhp (Type 181, US)
AR = 1300 44bhp
AS = 1600 50bhp

Torque Specifications for VW type 1 – 3

Tech Article – Beetle VIN Numbers up to 1967

 

 Tech Talk on building a Big aircooled engine

The very first thing you must do is determine exactly what it is you would like to achieve, and realistically assess the budget that you have to work with! Engine selection is a series of compromises – you can’t have everything! You have to decide which aspects of engine building and performance are most important to you, and then quantify and assign them each a priority.