THE STORY – engine

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0 Comments May 26, 2013 , , , , ,

The original 1500cc aircooled engine was not present when we found the bus and the replacement F-code 1600cc was in a pretty bad shape and to be honest my intention wasn’t really to drive around with a max of 70km/h so I have purchased a 2000cc TYPE4 engine with a custom cooling system, added a set of 40” dellorto carburetors and an Ahnendorp exhaust system with custom made header pipes. As the original transmission would not suit the power of the type4 engine I have also purchased a brand new AT code transmission from BBT for better performance.

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It’s a standard CU code 2 liter typ4 engine with the following upgrades:

  • 40” original dellortos + intake manifolds with new seals + servo brake inlets
  • stainless steel ahnendorp exhaust system (B.A.S) 
  • stainless steel shortened header pipes (B.A.S)
  • brand new hydraulic tappets (BBT)
  • brand new valve covers – not on pictures (BBT)
  • brand new oil fill tube (BBT)
  • brand new custom made crankshaft pulley
  • brand new V-belt (BBT)
  • custom made alternator / turbine strap
  • custom crossbar linkage
  • custom upright cooling
  • overhauled (re-wired) alternator / generator
  • autometer oil temerature gauge 52mm new (set for the engine)
  • autometer volt meter gauge 52mm new (set for the engine)
  • 210mm clutch and pressure plate
  • electric (AC) fuel pump
  • brand new coil
  • brand new starter motor (BBT)
  • new stock bosch ignition and bosch ignition cables (BBT)

The cooling keeps the oil temperature at a comfortable 95 – 100 degrees celcius even at steady highway speeds exceeding 120km/h it’s tried and tested runs very sweet, no problem at all with keeping up to the traffic going up hills. The cooling is super – it’s not a porsche fan but cools just as good or even better and a pro is that for this fan and shroud we didn’t have to machine the engine block to fit the fan. It’s made using a robur turbine which was supposed to cool a 3180ccm truck engine (very effective)

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You can her the engine run in this short video:

An you can see it perform in this long one taking over trucks and passenger cars on a highway with rock solid confidence (watch the needle on the tacho go near 130km/h plenty times):


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