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kenshapiro2002 Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:42 pm

In my opinion, stamping numbers on the blank case is as bad as turning a nice 15 window into a 23.

mandraks Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:48 pm

i am not sure this is such a problem, for several years VW did stamp replacement cases with the old engine number. Is it really better to leave an un-numbered case un-numbered? We are not talking about vin numbers here.

With the same logic (later misrepresentation) you could say that leaving the block un-numbered lets somebody else punch in whatever numbers they feel like punching in...

i totally get the whole "original engine" original paint, original everything idea

Maybe a good compromise would be the original number followed by an X?

kenshapiro2002 Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:52 pm

As to a later owner stamping it, you don't need a blank to do that. Talk to the Corvette guys about "shave and restamp". Misrepresentation is wrong no matter who does it.

BarryL Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:49 am

EverettB wrote: ...it would be nice if someone with a Bus from 9/66 who has the original engine could report.

What is the missing sequence? Here is October 17th bus' original engine number: H 0199245

EverettB Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:08 am

BarryL wrote: EverettB wrote: ...it would be nice if someone with a Bus from 9/66 who has the original engine could report.

What is the missing sequence? Here is October 17th bus' original engine number: H 0199245

That is useful.

If you look at the charts for June-September, 1966 the numbers are a little wacky:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/chassisdating.php

Your October, 1966 bus engine # report makes me think the ending October number there might be out of wack too.

kenshapiro2002 Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:13 am

EverettB wrote: BarryL wrote: EverettB wrote: ...it would be nice if someone with a Bus from 9/66 who has the original engine could report.

What is the missing sequence? Here is October 17th bus' original engine number: H 0199245

That is useful.

If you look at the charts for June-September, 1966 the numbers are a little wacky:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/chassisdating.php

Your October, 1966 bus engine # report makes me think the ending October number there might be out of wack too.

Looks to me like the August number is the one that's out of wack.

vwbusman66 Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:12 am

Hi all, I have a early May of 58 panel van. I would like to see if anyone has a 36hp engine between:
345-671 and 463-618
Actually, any 36 would be good but a period correct motor would be sweet.
James

brettsvw Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:15 pm

mandraks wrote: i am not sure this is such a problem, for several years VW did stamp replacement cases with the old engine number. Is it really better to leave an un-numbered case un-numbered? We are not talking about vin numbers here.

With the same logic (later misrepresentation) you could say that leaving the block un-numbered lets somebody else punch in whatever numbers they feel like punching in...

i totally get the whole "original engine" original paint, original everything idea

Maybe a good compromise would be the original number followed by an X?

I have two 40horse cases with no stampings present.

Mr Mike Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:39 pm

Just in case. Still looking for

0 160 230 (M Code 216) 1500cc

60vwnewengland Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:05 am

Mr Mike wrote: Just in case. Still looking for

0 160 230 (M Code 216) 1500cc

Ha! Just in "case." Good one! :lol:

Mr Mike Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:35 pm

60vwnewengland - thanks :D

nlorntson Thu May 26, 2016 8:26 am

Looking for an H0 case for an early 67 bus, so any case around or before H0 309830.

Thanks!

RHD Notch Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:16 pm

Saw this on the Inland Empire Craigslist (CA) today. Appears to be a May 1955 case #20-1058216.

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/5903140563.html

brettsvw Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:25 am

RHD Notch wrote: Saw this on the Inland Empire Craigslist (CA) today. Appears to be a May 1955 case #20-1058216.

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/5903140563.html






Distributor shows it could be a bus engine unless it was changed.

BarryL Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:33 am

brettsvw wrote: RHD Notch wrote: Appears to be a May 1955 case unless it was changed.
Oil fill was changed.

williamM Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:45 am

As a unit repair tech in 79- it was almost a given that the numbers on a rebuild new case were stamped into a rebuild- When The place closed the shop foreman gave me the letter stamps and the numbers- but the numbers were just a shorter than VW's originals. Believe this was the case for all stamp sets coming out of Oregon.

SO-- if any one has an engine with numbers just a tad to small- would like some references- thanks Bill.

E-man deluxe Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:36 pm

came across this for sale today thought I would add.
#3280934
https://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/d/vw-engine-early/6196247855.html

Nubby Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:35 pm

Any interest in a stock 1300 out there?

SamboSamba22 Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:24 pm

I freaking love this thread!!
A man can dream, can he not?!
Iíd love to find a 36hp engine around the 420xxx mark, the last couple months of Jan/Feb of 59 before the Bastard took over.
Noticed through the thread that hasnít been any 400ís, theyíre out there, for each and every one of us!

Zundfolge1432 Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:09 pm

Bumped up take a look



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