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Item Number: BENTLEY-V165
Weight: 7 lbs.
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Hardcover: 1,364 Pages w/ 2,622 Photos & Illustrations
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 2.2 inches
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Volkswagen 1200 Repair Manual: 1961-1965

The Volkswagen 1200 Workshop Manual: 1961-1965 covers the 1961 through 1965 model year Beetle and Karman Ghia models. This manual is a source of comprehensive service and repair information for air cooled Volkswagen 1200 models sold in the USA and Canada. This technical archive edition is a historical record of the illustrations and procedures for routine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and rebuilding.

Air-cooled Volkswagens (Type 11, 14, 15) covered:
  • Volkswagen Type 11 Beetle Sedan
  • Volkswagen Type 14 Karmann Ghia Coupe
  • Volkswagen Type 15 Beetle Convertible
  • Volkswagen Type 141 Karmann Ghia Convertible
Engines covered:
  • Volkswagen air-cooled type 1 "upright" engine 1192cc, 36hp
Transmissions covered
  • Volkswagen fully synchronized 4-speed manual transmission
Technical highlights
  • 1200 (1192 cc) engine, 40 hp, with and without fresh air heating.
  • Engine bench testing procedures and specifications.
  • Solex 28 PICT and 28 PICT-1 carburetors.
  • Full synchromesh transmission.
  • Automatic clutch.
  • Disc brakes.
  • Sliding fabric and steel sunroofs.
  • Convertible top repair, replacement and adjustment.
  • Frame, floor and body panel repair. All measurements and detailed cutting, alignment and welding instructions. Painting preparation and procedures.
  • 6 and 12-volt electrical systems, with listing of 6-volt components converted to 12 volts.
  • Electrical wiring diagrams for Beetle and Karmann Ghia.
  • Factory changes and updates are noted in the text by manufacturing date, chassis number, engine number and part number.
  • Explanations of the operation of vehicle systems, with exploded views, cutaways and diagrams.
  • Required workshop equipment, tools, and equipment for local manufacture listings.
  • Troubleshooting tables for clutch, automatic clutch, carburetor, fuel system, steering, brakes, generator, starter, and wipers.