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Old 20th March 2008, 20:08   #121
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71 convertible"Since you are copy-posting from another source, please reference the source (url or auther name or...) as well so that it does not appear as you are posting your own work"

I am sorry to inform I am not"copy-posting' from any one site/source ,but editing/typing in the info I have gathered from various sources including net,books,manuals esp JOHN MUIR,JIM TYLER ,HAYNES,Intereurope manual etc..
Regarding Deluxe version they were known with a suffix"A" -1200A,.
I will try to give you the main specific differences between Euro and US models ,if you are interested in my future posts
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Any info is info, and yes i agree we have a seperate thread on the same .

Moderator kindly move all these material over to VW Beetle Resto Information in the form of a new THREAD.

Gathering such info in the form of a thread would be a lovely job.

Lets stop arguing who's copying or not.

Whatever it is, its a lovely piece of Information.

And ajay. Byas has much more info to give than anyone else has as per me.

His association with Beetles go back to several years back into history.

No taking away any credit you deserve,
You've been wonderful with all that you are sharing with us.
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Old 20th March 2008, 21:21   #123
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71 convertible"Since you are copy-posting from another source, please reference the source (url or auther name or...) as well so that it does not appear as you are posting your own work"

I am sorry to inform I am not"copy-posting' from any one site/source ,but editing/typing in the info I have gathered from various sources including net,books,manuals esp JOHN MUIR,JIM TYLER ,HAYNES,Intereurope manual etc..
It would be good to actually list these in the first place - we observe copyright stringently
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Old 21st March 2008, 07:00   #124
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71 convertible"Since you are copy-posting from another source, please reference the source (url or auther name or...) as well so that it does not appear as you are posting your own work"

I am sorry to inform I am not"copy-posting' from any one site/source ,but editing/typing in the info I have gathered from various sources including net,books,manuals esp JOHN MUIR,JIM TYLER ,HAYNES,Intereurope manual etc..
Regarding Deluxe version they were known with a suffix"A" -1200A,.
I will try to give you the main specific differences between Euro and US models ,if you are interested in my future posts
Ajay99,
Sorry! Poor assumption on my part. Compiling from different sources is not an easy job, thanks for doing this. Pls do list the sources though as all of the resources have different degrees of error or omission* and which we can try to correct over time. Since many beetles in India seem to be of non-US origin, we should list these.

*One example: I've found that most sources list the carb for 1600dp supers as 34PICT-3 or-4. I was sure my original carb was not a 34PICT3. After much digging it appears that the 34PICT3 was started as a running change in June 71 and prior to that it was a 31PICT3 which is closer to what I remember the carb on mine to have been.

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Striking similarity with this resource is what led me to think "copy pasting" (but you've added more)

The VW Beetle -- Changes Through the Years


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Old 22nd March 2008, 14:56   #126
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Byas,

That site really works.

What could this be.

Chasis Number: 117-7493812
Engine Number: H0-691-447
Yr of Mgfg: 1967

I found this in my RC Book.

As per the RC this Vehicle was registered in Mumbai (MRE)on 14-05-1970

and Re registered in Bangalore(CAX) on 04-04-1985 with a new number.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 15:16   #127
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was busy otherwise so couldnt post
here is the remaining list of changes

1975 (1 Aug 74 to 31 July 75)
Chassis no:115,2000,001 - 115,2600,000
VW1303 135,2000,001 - 135,2600,000 )
Engine D 1,284,227 - D 1,347,142 34bhp(DIN)1200
Engine AR 121,272 - 150,000 44bhp(DIN)1300
Engine AS 171,567 - AS 269,030 50bhp(DIN)1600
Engine AJ 0,000,001 - AJ 0,012,405 50bhp(DIN)1600 cc

Engine case gets better grade alloy (AS21) to shed heat better.
No hole for mechanical fuel pump.
Fuel Injection introduced and the script"Fuel Injection" added to engine lid.
Larger exhaust valve stems improve heat shedding.
Improved cabin heat exchangers.
Odometer has a red "EGR" light to notify service needed.
Single type tailpipe.
Last year of the Superbeetle in the USmarket


1976 (1 Aug 75 to 31 July 76)
Chassisno: 116,2000,001 - 116,2200,000
Convertible- 156,2000,001 - 156,2200,000
Engine D 1,347,143 - D 1,393,631 34bhp(DIN)1200
Engine AS 269,031 - AS 401,299 50bhp(DIN)1600
Engine AJ 0,012,406 - AJ 0,095,935 50bhp(DIN)1600(Jet FI)

Metallic paint
Rear window defogger.
Improved seats and adjustment.
Full carpets
All trim chrome plated.
Two speed fresh-air fan on all models.
Auto stick-shift discontinued.
Speedometer changed from mph and kmh in late 1976
Last year of the Bug from WOLFSBURG plant Germany

1977 (1 Aug 76 to 31 July 77)
Chassis 117,2000,001 - 117,2200,000
Cabrio 157,2000,001 - 157,2200,000
Engine D 1,393,632 - D 1,415,740 34bhp(DIN)1200
Engine AS 401,300 - AS 528,948 50bhp(DIN)1600
Engine AJ 0,095,936 - AJ 0,119,687 50bhp(DIN)1600(LJet FI)
Door panels changed Front seats get new backrests with separate headrests. New pedals. Chrome headlight rims replaced by Plastic rims
Last year of beetle in the US.
"Champagne Edition" convertible introduced.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 15:32   #128
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As per the RC this Vehicle was registered in Mumbai (MRE)on 14-05-1970.
Are you positive it was MRE? As far as I know MRE was only 2 wheelers. I could be wrong, but haver to ask.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 18:02   #129
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1978 (1 Aug 77 to 31 July 78)
Chassisno: 118,2000,001 - 118,2100,001 (to 1 Jan 78) Convertible: 158,2000,001 - 158,2100,000 (to 1 Jan 78)*
Engine: D 1,415,741 - D 1,431,112 34bhp(DIN)1200 A
AS 526,949 - AS 610,029 50bhp(DIN)1600
AJ 0,119,688 - AJ 0,132,850 50bhp(DIN)1600(Jet FI)*
Champagne Edition 11" introduced in US market

1979 (1 Aug 78 to 31 July 79)
Chassisno: 119,2100,001 - 119,2150,000
*Convertible: 159,2000,001 - 159,2036,062*
Engine: D 1,431,113 - D 1,432,179 34bhp(DIN)1200*
AS 610,030 - 691,913 50bhp(DIN)1600*
AJ 132,851 - AJ 143,096 50bhp(DIN)1600(Jet FI)*
"Epilogue" edition released.
Intermittent wiper control added.. Last year of convertiblebeetle in the US.*
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Byas,

That site really works.

What could this be.

Chasis Number: 117-7493812
Engine Number: H0-691-447
Yr of Mgfg: 1967

I found this in my RC Book.

As per the RC this Vehicle was registered in Mumbai (MRE)on 14-05-1970

and Re registered in Bangalore(CAX) on 04-04-1985 with a new number.
The 117 indicates it is a 67 model -- we can eliminate it being a 77 model as the 4th digit would have been a 2 or 3 for a 77.

The rest of the numbers are a bit of a problem. In 67 there were less than a million cars made and the chassis number should only be 6 digits long and the number you have above has 7.

IF we assume the first 6 are the correct digits -- that would be a June 67 car. Check under the back seat on the transmission tunnel -- the chassis number is on there as well. If the 7 was the typo and the last 6 digits are correct, then it would be a Jan or Feb car.

H0 is the correct 1500 engine for a 67.

Check your chassis #, let's see if we can solve this.

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Pavan Kadam, does your Windshield washer system works by the pressure mechanism?
Is it an SWF make or HELPHOS one?
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Karl,

That might be MRF or MRE,

The RC is written by Govt Babu's.

Either of them as per the Book.

Ajay,

The Wind shield wiper has two speeds for operation.

The washer system works with pressure from the tire onto the washer. But that's not working(Some problem)

Byas,

In the Chasis Number the No., 2 seems like a star, i mistook it to the 2.

The entry into RC is mentioned as 2 since the person who took the imprint might have mentioned it as 2.

This one is a bit puzzler as i have been checking lot of manuals for the same.

Any Body to give input on the " * " Star.

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You can ignore that *. I think it was stamped at the beginning and at the end. Here's a photo (not a Typ1 though) that shows the chassis number on a 67 VW with the * on either end.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/...plate_1967.jpg

67 owners manual -- check page 51 closely and u will see * at the start and end of the chassis number stamping

TheSamba.com :: 1967 Models Owner's Manual

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Ajay,

The Wind shield wiper has two speeds for operation.

The washer system works with pressure from the tire onto the washer. But that's not working(Some problem)
Which is the name of the brand?
For your info, there used to be 3 OEM 's SWF,HELPHOS and HELLA for the washer bottles.
the pressure valve was manufactured by HELPHOS germany.
the washer bottles were of 3 different shapes also.
depending on the years and the super beetle had a different shape
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