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Old 02-09-2016, 12:14 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jray3
Thanks Freebeard, Is that VW engine case as rare as it looks? I'm guessing freshly prepped 25 hp/ 1100 cc?
That might be. It was sold to me as a 36hp case. From TheSamba.com :: View topic - Stone stock 36hp engine, what does that mean to you?
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The Beetle by Etzold. His Engine Identifications pages (219-221) show 36hp engine numbers from #695282 in 1954 through #4050000 in 1965-also noted as "final" engine in the series!
It's ID number is 3261377. It's got road rash on the sump fins but the mechanic who checked it over said it would need to be machined to take standard sized 36hp main bearings. So who knows. Some minor scuffing in the lifter bores.

After my first trip to Bonneville, I was interested in the 36hp Challenge. More lately I want to get a way from gas engines. But if I had an Arcimoto SRK, I'd probably start thinking about a half Vespa motorscooter pusher.

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