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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, stamping numbers on the blank case is as bad as turning a nice 15 window into a 23.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...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.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
BarryL wrote:
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...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.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case. Still looking for

0 160 230 (M Code 216) 1500cc
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just in case. Still looking for

0 160 230 (M Code 216) 1500cc


Ha! Just in "case." Good one! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

60vwnewengland - thanks Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

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

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

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




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Distributor shows it could be a bus engine unless it was changed.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

brettsvw wrote:
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Appears to be a May 1955 case
unless it was changed.

Oil fill was changed.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

came across this for sale today thought I would add.
#3280934
https://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/d/vw-engine-early/6196247855.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

Any interest in a stock 1300 out there?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

I freaking love this thread!!
A man can dream, can he not?!
I’d 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 hasn’t been any 400’s, they’re out there, for each and every one of us!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Original Engine Traders Thread Reply with quote

Bumped up take a look
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