AN engine rebuild

Discuss with fans and owners of the most luxurious aircooled sedan/wagon that VW ever made, the VW 411/412. Official forum of Tom's Type 4 Corner.
Post Reply
kharon
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Location: Espoo, Finland, EU

AN engine rebuild

Post by kharon » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:57 pm

As my introduction said, I managed to find an AN-engine, which is correct engine for a '74 euro model 412: 1800cc 85hp, (in this case) equipped for automatic gearbox.

This engine has been sitting a very long time (fortunately oil in it) and it looks quite horrible on the outside.

So far I've removed carburetors and disassembled the other one and all the nuts and bolt open just like that, easily. Also all the screw slots look totally unused, so I'm most probably the first person opening them after factory. I'm trying to keep them that way.

But the point of the post was to present some of the pictures I took and the starting point. Hopefully some progress during the winter.

http://kharon.suomiforum.com/www/412/mosa/

Also found (probably a familiar site for other users) a site selling carburetor repair sets for 40 PDSIT: http://www.ruddies-berlin.de/40PDSIT_VW.htm (For me Germany is near and postage from there low, compared to US.)
VWs: Typ14,'63,Typ2,'61,Typ34,'65&Typ4,'74
Also others.

kharon
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Location: Espoo, Finland, EU

Re: AN engine rebuild

Post by kharon » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:25 pm

Not much progress in winter as I didn't find a garage for the job, but now it's summer again and we can do stuff outside (actually in trunk, as you can see), nice. Currently +12C (53F), that's not much, but we had two weeks about +23C (73F), that was nice.

Disassembly has progressed almost to the block, one piston is stuck and one bolt didn't want to open, but nothing major so far. Everything is just rusty and dusty.

http://kharon.suomiforum.com/www/412/mosa/#newest
VWs: Typ14,'63,Typ2,'61,Typ34,'65&Typ4,'74
Also others.

kharon
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Location: Espoo, Finland, EU

Re: AN engine rebuild

Post by kharon » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:09 am

Took the engine tin to sandblasting and painting and those are very pretty now:
http://kharon.suomiforum.com/www/412/mosa/IMG_4241.jpg

Otherwise not much progress as 93mm domed pistons seems to be N/A.

Thinking about 96mm flathead pistons (and cylinders of course) but still searching.
VWs: Typ14,'63,Typ2,'61,Typ34,'65&Typ4,'74
Also others.

User avatar
CLKWRK
Posts: 290
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2001 3:01 am
Location: Montreal

Re: AN engine rebuild

Post by CLKWRK » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:43 pm

I have a very nice set of KS 93mm domed pistons and cylinders for sale $200 +shipping

kharon
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Location: Espoo, Finland, EU

Re: AN engine rebuild

Post by kharon » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:42 pm

Private message sent .. I'm interested as I'd really like to build original engine (instead of low compression 2-liter or something between).
VWs: Typ14,'63,Typ2,'61,Typ34,'65&Typ4,'74
Also others.

Post Reply