Volkswagen Transporter (1957-59)

Volkswagen Transporter (1957-59)

The Car

Coming soon

The Specs

Below are the technical specifications and any performance numbers we could get.


Bore & Stroke 77mm x 64mm
Displacement 1192cc
Firing order 1432
Oil pressure (hot) 28 lb./sq. in. at 2500 rpm using SAE 20 oil

Fuel Supply

Carburetor Solex 28 PCI with pump
Choke 21.5 mm diameter
Main 117.5
Air correction 180
Slow Running 50


Intake tappet clearance 0.004″ (cold)
Exhaust tappet clearance 0.004″ (cold)
Valve-timing indication Marks on crank and camshaft gears
Intake valve opens 2° 30′ BTDC at 0.04″ clearance


Breaker gap 0.016″
Plug gap 0.024″ – 0.028″
Ignition timing indication Notch in crankshaft pulley in line with crankcase split
Ignition timing 7½° BTDC



Clutch type Single Dry Plate
Clutch linings K10 Fichtel and Sachs or Jurid


Brake type Hydraulic
Brake linings Energit or Jurid

Wheel Alignment

Toe-In 0.08″ to 0.20″
Camber 0° 40′ ± 30′
Caster angle
King pin angle 4° 20′