Dakotax
Hey,

I was able to pull the engine code:

AB781678

What information can anyone give me on this motor? Would it be stock with a 73 Super Beetle with this vin:

1332313479

Thanks
Not Mine but Cool none-the-less
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MY72BUG
A stock '  73 Super should be a 1600 CC dual port with engine codes AE 0917264 to AE 1000000  or AK 0000001 to AK 0239364.   There are also the California engines AH 0033404 to AH  0114418 and automatic transmission engines AH 0005901 to AH 0114418.  Are you sure that the AB is not AE ?  I don't see any AB engines listed.
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YELLRHD
It could be a factory replacement engine.
It is really hard to tell what could have happened over the 30+ years our cars have been around.

Even requesting a birth certificate will not alway be accurate as many will only stat the engine size and not the actual #

If your car has a 1600 DP it is stock to your model year allthough the 1600 was used in Both super and standard type 1's as well as type3's and Buses.


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68autobug

Dakotax wrote:
Hey,

I was able to pull the engine code:

AB781678

What information can anyone give me on this motor? Would it be stock with a 73 Super Beetle with this vin:

1332313479

Thanks

Yes that is an engine from 1973 VW year model
made from 1st August 1972 to 31st July 1973

AB699002 to AB990000 engine numbers..

in 1971 & 72 VW model years AB prefix engines were 1300cc..

I don't have any info on Your model...

cheers

LEE


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CENA
Are you sure it is a Super Beetle?  Is the spare tire laying flat in the trunk?  I have seen people list Beetles as Super Beetles when they weren't.
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MY72BUG

......so if your engine is the 1300 CC then it all makes sense if the car was a European sold Beetle.  They still used the 1300 CC over there.  Do you know any history of your car?  Was it bought over there, driven on holidays and then brought over here?  This was a pretty common practice back in the day.

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