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Postby 73westi » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:16 am

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After a 9month search of every state in the southwest I finally found a prestine 1973 westi. Has a pancake 1600 and man is it slow. May be needing some advice on how to a little more out of it
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Re: Look what I found

Postby dabestigot » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:12 am

Man that looks nice. Wait 'till you drive it in our wind. Where did it come from and where are you?
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Re: Look what I found

Postby vdubjim » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:59 pm

Welcome!
Might check again, most pancakes are not 1600.
I think 73 is 1800.
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Re: Look what I found

Postby 73westi » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:49 pm

I wish it was the 1800. Serial number on the motor tells another story. I have AK motor with a whopping 46 hp
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Re: Look what I found

Postby vdubjim » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:12 pm

so someone put a bug motor in a T4 bus. that is not good.
does it have the rear mount bolted to the block like this or like the 2nd pic?
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Re: Look what I found

Postby 73westi » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:48 pm

Your scaring me now. A1973 is a T-2. Not a T-4. Correct me if I'm wrong. I did not find a rear or very rear of engine below the flywheel pully engine mount. Can find one in my Bentley book either.

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Re: Look what I found

Postby vwlimoguy » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:25 pm

Nice looking bus. While The model of The vehicle is type 2, The engine that it should have is a type 4 block (CD, CB both 1700 or AW 1800)
If you have an AK block that would be out of a 73 bug or ghia. It seems that someone replaced your original engine.
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Re: Look what I found

Postby vdubjim » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:39 pm

What Luke said.
Lots of people put built up t1 in bays because the t4 is super spendy to build. The gear ratios in a late bus with a 1600 would make it hardly drivable, as you've hinted.

Usually there is a bar across back of engine to help support the weight of the motor.
I don't remember the years, but some bays have a trans mount up top to hold the trans, then in your case engine "hangs". Im not sure if that mount is designed for the weight or not.
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And you say pancake engine, so is it dressed like a t3?
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Re: Look what I found

Postby vdubjim » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:35 pm

the email function of this board is INOP, so i havent seen it, i was waiting till i thought your post was complete to move us to a new board. also im sure youve noticed, the date function has also stopped…..
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Re: Look what I found

Postby 73westi » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:09 pm

OK let me clear up some confusion I may have created. The bus as beautfull as she looks was purchased all knowing that the orginal pancake motor was gone but replaced with a "non- rear mount" 1600. Sorry I called it a pancake it is not. I traced the serial numbers down and you are correct its a 1600 46 HP out of a bug. The engine is mounted as designed for 1973 with the upper mounts near the top of transaxle.

Now my search is on for a 1800. I have a couple of leads. In the meantime I have plenty other projects ( wiring, body and paint, Window rubbers all around and some minor rust ) that will keep me busy until I locate a bolt on and ready to rock motor.
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