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Hi my 1200cc vw engine has died on me. I always wanted a bit more power and now's my change to upgrade. A neighbour has a 1600 bus engine. Will this work/bolt on using the 1200 gearbox?
Is there any difference in using a beetle 1600 or a bus 1600 engine or are they the same.

Any info much appricated..
 

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Not sure why no one has responded to your 12-day old request, The VW bus shared the upright engine with the beetle through 1971, if it has the upright fan housing it should bolt right in. Of course nothing is as simple as it should be with old VWs...it may have a larger diameter flywheel (compare the tooth count). If so you need to either put your old flywheel on it or do some grinding on the bell housing.
 
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