SuperCool
I'm new to VW so I don't know the basics.
Someone swapped in a single port before I bought the 74 super.
While trying to find a 1600, I was asked if I had Doghouse or standard sheet metal kit.
I don't really know. I would appreciate someone letting me know.
If I need better pics to identify it I can post more


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68
Looks like a doghouse. The sure way to check is to look at the back and if it has a peice sticking out for the oil cooler you have a doghouse shroud.







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bumblebee73
68 wrote:
Looks like a doghouse. The sure way to check is to look at the back and if it has a peice sticking out for the oil cooler you have a doghouse shroud.


yup , what he said




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SuperCool
the back is flat...flat...flat
well thanks for the input, I was hoping that he left the dog house tin. at least he left the alternator
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BillC
Why is the doghouse desirable?
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bumblebee73
the dog house shroud has a bigger fan and the cooler is bigger allowing for better cooling
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olspeed
It also moves the cooler out of the airflow for 3&4 cylinders so allowing them to cool better.
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fatalifeaten
olspeed wrote:
It also moves the cooler out of the airflow for 3&4 cylinders so allowing them to cool better.
Olspeed


This one's really the critical point to make. Yes, a doghouse cooler is slightly larger than earlier versions, but the relocation of the cooler on tops of the case to allow better airflow to number 3 is the major winner here. Keeps things more even and helps prevent your case from heat cracking at #3.
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SuperCool
Thanks everyone for the information
I have decided I am going a different direction any way.
Just found 2 Type IV motors delivered for $200. They are complete fuel injection motors couldn't see the #'s so I don't know sizes yet, I had to get them at that price.
I am told both were in verified running condition when they were crated for export in the early '80's..
Now I need to save up for a DTM set up and an intake/carb combo

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68autobug
yes that is a non doghouse as its a single port engine...
 
I used a doghouse for a few years
 
but have gone back to the original fan shroud
but I have the oil cooler located under the engine now...
next to the RHS tappet cover...
 
I'm thinking of locating the oil cooler over the fan intake..
 
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YELLRHD

Lee
A lot of the earlier external cooler kit did just that but one thing they did not take into consideration is when you put the cooler in front of the fan intake you are basicaly heating the air you are trying to use to cool the engine so it defeats the purose.

If you use a plate type cooler then you can mount in bbetwwen the frame horns and it will cool without a fan. I've had mine there for at least one summer and it works fine even when running the A/C on the highway.

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Wayne
Looks like you've got an oil leak there Lee...

Or is your Beetle Just marking it's territory?
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