Tim Mossman’s Engine Rebuild

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Happy Engine

Our good pal Tim Mossman of British Columbia is current rebuilding the engine of his L639 Zenith Blue ’67 pride and joy. He sent over this photo last night of the progress. Tim was even able to find NOS 1500 CC pistons, which we all know is getting harder and harder to find. I can hear the sweet cadence of the engine from here.

Thanks for sharing with 1967beetle.com, Tim. We will see you back on the road soon.

One other thing I’d like to mention. If you’re new to the ’67 Beetle, pay close attention to the details of Tim’s build. This is how an engine should be properly done. There’s “restoration” and then there is “replace-toration.” Keep it stock, and use as many German parts as you can.

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Eric Shoemaker

I created and curate 1967beetle.com. I own and restored a 1967 VW Beetle that my Grandfather bought new. Have a question? Own an air cooled VW? Say hello!

7 Comments

Lindsay Hughes

about 8 months ago

that's a lovely looking engine, but I'm keen to know what people think about stainless steel ehausts!

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Eric Shoemaker

about 8 months ago

Lindsay, I'm ok with them, as long as the quality is good. Vintage Speed makes some fantastic stuff!

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Richard A. Diaz

about 8 months ago

Sweet looking project outcome so far!

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Warren Uzzle

about 8 months ago

Beautiful job. Starting to work on a 68. Did you powder coat the tin?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 8 months ago

Warren, I believe he did. However, I'll let him confirm.

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mtunnell

about 8 months ago

Great article- it should be be added to...The Mossman Files Mark

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Eric Shoemaker

about 8 months ago

Thanks! Yeah, I've been telling Tim to document his build so we can do a bigger feature down the road. That's the goal.

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