Technical Data - Volkswagen 1200

Engine

Design: 4 Cylinder, 4 Cycle, O.H.V. -Type in rear of car
Bore: 77mm. (3.031 inches)
Stroke: 64mm. (2.520 inches)
Capacity: 1192 c.c. (72.740 cubic inches)
Compression Ratio: 7:1
Valve Clearance: Intake & Exhaust .20mm. (.008 inches)
Lubrication: Force Feed (Gear Pump) with Oil Cooler
Oil Capacity: U.S. 5.3 pints
Fuel Pump: Diaphragm Type
Carburetor: Down-Draft Type, Solex 28 PICT
Cooling System: Air Cooling by Fan, Thermostate controlled
Battery: 6 Volts, 66 Ampere Hours
Starting Motor: Electric, 6 Volts, .5 HP.
Generator: Voltage regulating, 6 Volts, 180 Watts at 2500 rpm.
Ignition Distributor: with Vacuum Spark Advance
Firing Order: 1-4-3-2
Initial Sparl Advance: 10 Degrees before T.D.C.
Breaker Point Gap: .4 mm. (.016 inches)
Brake Horsepower (SAE): 40 at 3900 rpm.
Arrangement of Cylinders: Horizontally Opposed (Flat Four)
Spark Plug Gap: .7 mm. (.028 inches)
Spark Plugs:

14mm. thread, Bosch W 175/14, Champion L 85,
and plugs of simular values from other manufacturers

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Clutch

Design: Single Plate, dry
Pedal Free-Play: 10 to 20 mm. (.4 - .8 inches)

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Transmission

4 Forward Speeds, 1 Reverse
All forward gears synchronized and silent.

Gear Ratios:




First 3.80:1
Second 2.06:1
Third 1.32:1
Fourth 0.89:1
Reverse 3.88 :1

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Rear Axle

Power is transmitted through a spiral drive pinion and ring gear, via two swinging axles to the rear wheels.

Oil Capacity of
Transmission and Rear Axle:

U.S. 6.3 pints
Ratio: 4.375:1

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Chassis

Springs, Front & Rear: Two Torsion Bars
Shock Absorbers: Double Acting Telescopic Type, Front & Rear
Wheels: Disc Wheels 4J X 15, Drop-Center Type
Tires: 5.60 - 15, tubeless
Wheel Base: 2,400 mm. (94.5 in.)
Toe-in (car unloaded): 2 to 4 mm. (0.08 in. to 0.16 in.)
Steering:

Roller Steering Gear, divided Tie Rod
and Hydraulic Steering Damper

Turns of Steering Wheel:
Lock to Lock: 2.6
Turning Circle: about 11m. (36 feet)

Inflation Pressure:
1 to 2 Occupants:
Front: 1.1 kg./sq. cm. 16 lbs./sq. in.
Rear: 1.4 kg./sq. cm. 20 lbs./sq. in.
3 to 5 Occupants:
Front: 1.2 kg./sq. cm. 17 lbs./sq. in.
Rear: 1.6 kg./sq. cm. 23 lbs./sq. in.

Track (Tread):
Front: 1,305 mm. (51.4 in.)
Rear: 1,288 mm. (50.7 in.)

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Brakes

Foot Brake: Hydraulic, Operating on All Wheels
Hand Brake: Mechanical, Operating on Rear Wheels

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Dimensions & Weights

Length: 4,070 mm. (13 ft. 4 in.)
Width: 1,540 mm. (5 ft. .6 in.)
Height: 1,500 mm. (4 ft 11 in.)
Ground Clearance: 152 mm. (6.0 in.)

Unladen Weight: (Sedan)
Ready for Use: 740 kg. (1,631 lbs.)
Maximum Load: 380 kg.( 838 lbs.)
Permissible Total Weight: 1,120 kg. (2,469 lbs.)
Maximum Load on Front Axle: 450 kg. ( 992 lbs.)
Maximum Load on Rear Axle: 670 kg. (1,477 lbs.)

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Fuel Consumption

Standard Consumption
according to DIN 70030:

U.S. 31.5 miles per gallon
(Consumption plus 10% at half the load and at a steady 3/4 of top speed 86 kph (53 mph) on level road.)
Oil Consumption: 1.0-3.4 U.S. pints per 1,000 miles

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Refill Requirements

Fuel Tank: 10.6 U.S. gallons
Engine: 5.3 U.S. pints
Rear Axle and Transmission: 5.3 U.S. pints
Steering Gear Case: 0.32 U.S. pints
Brakes: 0.53 U.S. pints
Container for windshield washer: approx. 1 liter (1 qt.)
Oil bath air cleaner: 0.53 U.S. pints

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Performance

Maximum and Cruising Speed: 115 kph. (72 mph)
Hill-Climbing Ability (Sedan):



First Gear 43.5 %
Second Gear 22.5 %
Third Gear 13.5%
Fourth Gear 7.5%

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Bulb Chart


Light Type:

Description of Bulb
(ACC. to German Std DIN 72601)


Spare. Part #:

Headlights: A 6V 45/40 W N 177051
Parking Lights: HL 6V 4W N 177171
Stop/Tail Lights: S 6 V 18/5W N 177371
License Plate Light: G 6V 5W N 177181
Speedometer, Fuel Gauge:
and Warning Lights
J 6V 1.2W

N 177221

Interior Light: K 6V 1OW N 177231
Flashing Indicator Lights: R 6 V 18W N 177311
V = Volts, W = Watts

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