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mikeyboy_85
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Is it possible to go Type 4 and still have a heater Reply with quote

Hey guys, i was thinking putting a 2 litre type 4 into my bug and using an upright kit, but i won't wanna do this if its not possible to keep my heater.

any pics would be great, just to see how it all fits in if anyone has got this set up please send pics


Cheers Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One place to check would be LA Performance in the UK. I'm not sure what shipping would be like to Australia. Joel will chime in with some good ideas, I'm sure. If not, you might PM him. If still stuck, go to GermanLook.net. There are some very knowledgeable Aussies (and other folks Wink ) there who can help.

I'm five years removed from my Super and I don't have pics of mine specifically. The good news answer is: YES, it can be done.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how many type 2s in Austraila got type 4 engines, many countries got type 1s,,, from 1972 on the ones in North America came with type 4 engines.
Heater boxes from 72-74 are the most favored for conversions with heat
but 75-78 boxes could be used.
If your engine is one of the newer 79 and later square exaust port engines
then the 79 and later boxes can be used.

Good luck,
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the 411/412 heater boxes were a good choice for an upright conversion, but it's been years since I did any research on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can be done, but you will need the heater boxes as well as the control units / flaps. They tend to be separate pieces. You will probably have to shorten the intake hoses since the heater boxes are larger, but you will get a ton of heat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oasis wrote:
One place to check would be LA Performance in the UK. I'm not sure what shipping would be like to Australia. Joel will chime in with some good ideas, I'm sure. If not, you might PM him. If still stuck, go to GermanLook.net. There are some very knowledgeable Aussies (and other folks Wink ) there who can help.


I started building up a type 4 to put in my bug back in 2000 and it was my aim to have working heaters.

The stock bus heaters can be cut down to fit, its just rigging up the flap system in a bug that clears the axles is a pain in the arse.

A mate had V-force in Sydney build him a muffler and heater setup for his type 4 powered 72 Super, turned out sweet.
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