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Engine Number

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by mcbain17, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. mcbain17

    mcbain17 New Member

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    Hi I am trying to find the engine number on my type 1. The engine is out of my 76 Bus I don't think it is the original engine. My problem is that the engine number isn't in the normal location. Is the other places that the engine number can be?

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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It'll usually be on the crankcase, below the generator pedestal.
    Not unusual on a type 1, for it to be non-existent…..
    Apparently, for a while in the 70's, when new crankcases were used for a bottom end re-build, they were not re-stamped with the original engine number.
    This was the scenario with the lowy I bought from South Australia…..
    Inspector just told me that he wanted to see the matching number,( rego. papers to be the same on the crankcase), when I brought it back after fixing up all the bits'n'pieces that it required for Blue-slipping in NSW.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. vwfreak03

    vwfreak03 Well-Known Member

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    i had the same problem with a case I had.the numbers were on the top of the right-hand case.turned out it was off a type 3 and thats where the type 3 engines were stamped .
     
  4. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    We have the same issue with our 1969 lowlight DC. There is a number on the crankcase but it's JU114N which suggests the lower end came out of a Golf I think....? It's going to be very interesting when it comes time to get registration.

    Hey Mark did you end up having to have your engine restamped for Herman?
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    The only engine that was ever in a 1969 kombi from stock is a Type 1 motor.
    All Golf motors a water cooled
     
  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  7. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Thanks Barry, any thoughts on the JU number?
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    http://www.clubvw.org.au/vwengines

    If you look here JU is a 1600 1983 Passat motor
    That is REALLY weird as that is a water cooled motor.

    Can you post a photo of where the engine number is please
     
  9. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    76 bus did not come with 1600 engines in Australia.
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes Jo, ….simple enough process.
    All the fella wanted was to see the engine number, correct to the papers, when I brought it back. ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  11. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    If it's a type 3 engine it could be near where it meets gearbox ? Won't be able to see it because of the dogbox cooler
     

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  12. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Hey Barry I've posted it in my other thread that you also replied to where I queried the parts I needed for the engine (rather than completely hijacking this one) (sorry McBain!)
     
  13. REB

    REB Active Member

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    someone might have used a number out of motor that was being scraped so if a question came up they could say it was out of another vw
    not many at the rta would know the difference between water and air cooled
     

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