Got Grandson a 1966 bettle I think?

Asked by Jul 19, 2008 at 06:25 PM about the 1966 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: General

How do I know?
It was sold as a 67 but it is 6 volts, 1300 emblem on engine compartment lid. Info in trunk compartment reads Fahrqest-nr 116254765 also it states Heizg.Typ 1/255A Prulz^^^543.Can anyone help. I need to do some maintenance work & not sure of year or engine size.     

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I found this info the # 11 is beetle the third # 6 is the last # of the year 1966

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that is a 66 no doubt 67 was 12 volt it has a 1300 cc engine my father bought one brand new in 66 and gave it to me later when he bought a 73 good luck any questions id be glad to help

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Thanks it is nice to know there is someone out there! Is there a way to know if the engine is correct to the car,numbers one the engine? If so where would they be located?

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The engine serial number can be found on the crankcase near the alternator support.... Should start with an F for a '66 model year type 1 engine

190

the numbers are rite under the generator stand

Is this on the top side of the engine or do you have to look under the engine compartment?

190

looking at the engine you see the generator with the belt on it rite under that on the engine case

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Well they changed it somewhere in 66 they went from 6 to 12 somewhere in 66. But my Dad had a 63 that was a 12 volt, so really it's hard tellin.

190

the 66 was always 12volt your 63 was converted to 12 which was comin thing to do because the 6 volt was hard to start in winter lights were dim and radios didnt work

8,525

Actually the first 12 volt bug was the first 1500cc H 0 204 001 produced in Aug. 1966 for the 67 model year... Anything prior to 66 with a 12 volt system was converted :-\

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Yep, that's a '66. 1966 was the last year of the sloping, double-glass headlights (in the US) and last year of 6 volts and the 1300 engine (only year for that), which madea respectable 50hp. My guess is by now that engine's been rebuilt, and it's most likely a 1600cc engine now. It could be either single or dual port-- check for single or siamesed intake manifolds. That's a great year for beetles-- last of the really old-school ones.

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its a 66! last year of 6 volt and the emblem on the deck lid

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someone changed you dads car to a 12 volt. it was an original 6V car when built

I think you are on to something. The engine #'s are not where they should be.I am still try to figure it out.

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