Waterboxer bellhousing on a beetle engine?

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Waterboxer bellhousing on a beetle engine?

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Hi you lot. been a while I know but I've not been doing much to the van, it's just running fine.
Asking for a friend who's building something mad and crazy...
Will a petrol wbx bellhousing fit straight on an airccooled beetle engine? and will the starter line up ok?
cheers. BBB.
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Hi Bob, yes the flywheel and bolt pattern are ok, starter ring in right place and same diameter :ok not sure re input shaft and clutch friction plate though
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Cheers mate. We'll give it a go. if we have to change the flywheel and clutch that's not a problem. bolt pattern and starter motor are the main worries. input shaft will be modified anyway. :D
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You need the starter that matches the bell housing , otherwise it bolts straight on

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Great news. cheers David.
One day I'll post pics of the beast it's going on but I'm sworn to secrecy until it emerges from the shed. all I can say is it's a two wheeler. :D
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