VW or Porsche Boxer Engine Plans?

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  1. Mar 1, 2019 #1

    davidyat

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    I have a love for VW type engines. I still have a 1967 VW Beetle as a driver for me. I learned my mechanic skills on my original 67 VW and have torn apart and rebuilt many VW engines. Are there any plans for model VW or boxer type engines out there? My first
    VW was totaled and this is an exact clone of my first VW that I found on eBay. When the
    weather here in Indianapolis is nice, this is my driver these days.
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    Keep me posted on your search. I too have been looking for plans but without success. I went to a local Porsche repair shop and started measuring a torn down 911 engine and may start down the road of designing a 1/4 scale but it will have to wait until I finish the L'il Demon V8.
     
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    Gentlemen,
    I have a full set of a Brian Perkins VW boxer engine design comprising 19 hard copy pages. Please send private message if interested.

    Peter J.
     
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    Hi all,
    I to would be interested is building a VW Boxer engine, in the past I have owned both VW beetle's and 356 Porches during
    My younger days, including a early 911 but these are all past memories now.

    I would be quite happy to meet any costs, I am in Australia, that you would occur for copying and postage or transferring to a memory stick, which would be cheaper to send, or as a PDF.

    Thankyou
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    I would like to acquire a set of plans.
    ny email is Algonquin.professor.luc@gmail.com
    thanks
     
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    I cant find a PM button ? but would be very interested if you could email me a copy of the plans, don@crystal-computing.co.uk
     
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    I, too, would be interested is the Brian Perkins VW boxer engine design.

    Thanks.

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    I would also be interested in acquiring a set of your VW engine plans if you are making copies available. I too cannot find a PM option. Perhaps I haven't posted enough.

    Jim
     
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    Guys - Having a brief search online, it appears these plans may be subject to copyright (at least I cannot find where they are in the public domain). From another site : "serialized in Model Engineer, starting 4th February 2005 and ending 27th May". Unless these plans are free to copy, then they should not be copied and shared. It's a breach of forum rules to do so, but more than that, it hurts our hobby and reduces the likelihood of future designs/plans being produced (it's also illegal as well, of course). Please don't share copyrighted material here or anywhere else.
     
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    Hello all who were interested in the VW plans I have in my possession. In a nod to Cogsy's post, I am withdrawing my offer to share the VW plans I have with all the interested people that contacted me. I agree with Cogsy, when there are forum rules, they need to be respected. Thank you.

    Peter J.
     
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    Does anyone know where the plans were published and if they are available from a proper source?
     
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    I screen grabbed keyword hit = 'volkswagen' by Perkins. Not sure how you go about ordering the mags themselves. Let us know if you pursue & have an answer. I've heard different opinions of Model Engineer back issues - digital only vs. hardcopy but maybe that's a function of era.
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    Hello Sailplane driver,
    You may try this email address that I used in my communication with Brian Perkins in 2005 when I purchased my set of plans from him. This email may be obsolete but its worth a try.
    brian@bperkins321.wanadoo.co.uk
    It is with deep regrets to report that Brian Perkins passed away this past April.

    Peter J.
     
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    To everyone looking for the VW Boxer plans from Model Engineer. I did my searching and research and was able to get the 8 issues of Model Engineer that has the plans for the VW engine.Here's what you're looking for:
    Model Engineer Magazine for year 2005
    Volume 194 : Issue 4240 Feb 4 - 17
    Issue 4241 Feb 18 - Mar 3
    Issue 4242 Mar 4 - 17
    Issue 4243 Mar 18 - 31
    Issue 4244 Apr 1 - 14
    Issue 4245 Apr 15 - 28
    Issue 4246 Apr 29 - May 12
    Issue 4247 May 13 - 26
    I was able to find 7 of the issues on eBay and the last one on a British website for magazine back issues.
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    Hello davidyat,
    Just started purchasing these issues of Model Engineer myself. My understanding was that the VW engine build appeared in the even numbered issues 4240-4248. Can you confirm or do I need to buy them all in that range?

    Thanks,
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    Thank you for the list. No to find the issues.

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    I can confirm.
    The series starts in Issue 4240 with the crankshaft and finishes up in Issue 4248 with the carburettor.
    Six parts, even numbered issues only.
     
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    Well, I'll find out when I start receiving my issues. This is from Cogsy up above:
    "serialized in Model Engineer, starting 4th February 2005 and ending 27th May"
    And from limewood above:

    starts in Issue 4240 with the crankshaft and finishes up in Issue 4248 with the carburettor.
    Six parts
    If limewood is right starting with 4240 and ending with 4248 (even number issues), then issue 4240, 4242, 4244, 4246 and 4248 adds up to 5 issues not 6.
    So like I said, I'll wait until I get my 8 issues and report to all as to what I've received.
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