Bay Bus 1968-79 1600cc Engine

Replacement Complete Engines

Also available from VW Heritage are the remanufactured SSP engine range. Produced to the same exacting standards as our all new aircooled engines, the remanufactured engine range offer versions not available as a brand new option, and represent fantastic value for money for those building a campervan on a budget. Choose from aircooled single port and twin port VW engines from 1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc and 1600cc.

Both our brand new SSP engines and the remanufactured SSP aircooled motors are covered by our market leading 2 year warranty.

If you are unsure which engine size you have, you should check the code on your engine crankcase and consult the chart below:

1200SP
D 34BHP
1300SP F 40BHP
1300TP AB 44BHP
1300TP AR* 44BHP
1500SP H 40BHP
1500SP L 40BHP
1600SP B 40BHP
1600TP AD 50BHP
1600TP AE 50BHP
1600TP AF 46BHP
1600TP AH 47BHP
1600TP AJ 50BHP
1600TP AK 47BHP
1600TP AS 50BHP

IMPORTANT: Please check your engine code before ordering, many Buses do not have their original engines, so using your car's production year or log book as a guide is not advisable.

Performance VW Camper Engines

If you are looking for more power our Street Style and Power motor range is for you, these include 1641, 1776,1914 & 2007cc.

History Of The VW Bay Window Transporter (T2)

The 36bhp engine was also slightly larger, having grown to 1600cc, but was a still a single port design at this time. The new bus had done away with the swing axle rear suspension of the Split and Beetle and reduction boxes previously used to raise ride height, and act as an extra gearbox. Instead, half-shaft axles fitted with constant velocity joints raised ride height without the wild changes in camber of the Beetle-based swing axle suspension. The updated Bus transaxle is usually sought after by off-road racers using air-cooled Volkswagen components, as well as being commonly used by Split bus owners when converting their bus to “straight-axles”.

The Bay was modernised by various small changes over a three year period, all eventually leading to the fitment of the later type 4 engine.

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