52deluxebug
2011-10-22T13:13:20Z
Hi, has anyone got any 25hp barrels and pistons or just the barrels or pistons on their own??

Thanks!
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Rich Oakley
2011-10-23T09:41:46Z
52deluxebug wrote:

Hi, has anyone got any 25hp barrels and pistons or just the barrels or pistons on their own??

Thanks!



Hi Barclay.

Good luck in your search. They are getting incredibly hard to find- it took me about 2 months to find an NOS set last year. One alternative which I will probably use in the future is to use early Polo barrels and pistons. Apparently 1978-81 Polo/Derby barrels and pistons are perfect for the job and they're available and cheap. I haven't researched this extensively yet, but it may be worth you doing a search on thesamba etc.

Good luck.
Rich.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
52deluxebug
2011-10-24T11:02:11Z
Hi Rich,

Thanks - I managed to pick up a set of NOS pistons, so I just need the barrels now.

I have heard of this polo thing before, but not spoken to anyone who has actually done it.

There is a company who can custom-make barrels to your spec, so I'll look into this and let peeps know!

Cheers, Barclay.
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Lost64
2011-10-24T14:58:56Z
Hi Everyone,

I know of someone who has very successfully used Polo pistons and barrels on a 25hp engine. Apparently it increses the capacity of then engine by a mighty two-and-a-half horsepower due to slight difference in the design of the top of the piston.

Following this tip off, I used Polo pistons on a 25hp engine I had. I never ran it, but the person I sold it to, said it went very well. All I had done was to have the barrels stoned very lightly, and everything went together like a dream

It's a useful alternative to hunting for either NOS ones, or uncertain second hand items. Best of all, you're still using VW parts!
52deluxebug
2011-10-24T16:19:07Z
Thanks - the only thing is do the polo's have a conventional 'barrel' like the ones we are used to?? I thought it was a different design altogether?
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AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2011-10-24T20:40:41Z
Dont understand this a Polo has an engine block polo pistons may fit the barrles or can you get polo sleaves and bore the barrles to fit the sleves and then the Polo Pistons?

Andy W
Kev
2011-10-24T20:57:25Z
Yeah I'm with Andy on this, the polo pistons may fit but polos dont have barrels with cooling fins, just a normal watercooled head ??

I'm interested to see if the polo pistons fit the 25 Hp barrels though if anyone has some details. I will buy a set or two if they are any good :thumbup:

Cheers
Kev
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2011-10-24T21:09:53Z
Could larer barrles be used and a stepped sleve fitted ???????????



Andy W
Rich Oakley
2011-10-24T23:43:32Z
Sorry, yes, my mistake, Polo PISTONS only :oops:
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52deluxebug
2011-10-25T13:40:40Z
:omg: :omg: :omg:

and its the pistons that I just bought too......

I did find another NOS set complete, but I'm not paying 1000 euros!!!

Might get a set of polo pistons as spares then
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52deluxebug
2011-11-16T14:31:31Z
Well the saga is finally over..... I got my NOS barrels sorted.

Ursula Hagen lists them as complete kits for 600 euros
BUT
They are an exchange item and you must return 4 barrels and pistons and the barrels must not have any broken fins - unlikely!!! I didn't get mine from here - just thought it useful information for future reference.

So I've ended up with NOS barrels and pistons for about £650 which I don't think is too bad
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69project
2011-11-16T15:28:33Z
barclay,not sure if this is any good to you?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i...trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 

Si
Car less.....
52deluxebug
2011-11-16T16:02:59Z
yeah, I spotted it on ebay too - not a bad price, but I've already got one thanks!

Might come in as a spare.....
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