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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Hi,
I'm from Manitoba Canada. I Just brought my Halflinger home 2 weeks ago. I acquired it with land I purchased from my uncle last year. He bought it many years ago from a hunting lodge. At one point the lodge owners had to send the motor out for rework and it never came back. (the service garage went under, motor was lost). Being in the right place at the right time, he was able to buy the Halflinger and bring it home. However it became one of those projects that never did get started. Being in central Canada, info and parts are not readily available. I'm not even sure what year it is. I think it might be a 1968. I'm looking forward to learning about what I have, and also getting help to source parts.
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Christian.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:03 pm 
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Hi Christian, welcome to the forums- it is always good to hear from new members! You certainly seem to have a project on your hands there - but with the history I'm sure you will want to get it going again. If you post - either publicly on the forum, or privately in a PM - the data plate info I know that we can date it fairly accurately. If no data plate, have a look on the right hand side where the gearbox goes in to the central tube and there should be an 8 digit number stamped vertically on the flange; that is the chassis number. But certainly '68 sounds about right, as you have the fastest (or should that be least slow) hubs etc :)

Maybe update your profile with where in the world you are, so in future posts we know you are in Canada - it is a very international forum.

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I'm "lichen" that patina!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the welcome. I'll look for the data plate. Where are they normally located?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:35 pm 
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The data plate is normally riveted on to the top surface of the front foot well - immediately in front of the driver's seat (or possibly the passenger seat in a LHD vehicle?). It is black & silver, approx 3 x 4 inches.

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Data plate is riveted to your passenger seat area. Near to the green and white diff lock levers. I can see it in third picture down.

If you can't read the numbers which are stamped in it, then have a look as suggested by Julian for the number stamped in to the gearbox casing. Go to the passenger rear wheel, just in front of it, look at the engine / differential / gearbox / prop shaft cases. Decide which is which. The chassis number is on the flange joint between the differential and the gearbox. Might need to clean things in order to see a number, but usually, the dirt in the numbers and the silver of the alloy allows them to stand out.

Do you intend to put an original engine in it or go for some sort of substitute? Complete running original engines will be very difficult to get hold of, but it should be possible to get an old "dead" crank case, with crankshaft, con rods, heads - then get some VW barrels and pistons. With some suitable machining work you could end up with a "big bore" engine.

If you are intending to try and restore it back to factory, plan on the next ten years trying to source all the required bits! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New member
PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:34 pm 
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Found the data plate. (easy find)

What info is needed from it to determine the year?

I would like to use my Halflinger. A complete factory restoration is not what I had in mind. However, I don't want to butcher it ether. If it's major $ and a headache for the proper motor, then I'll go for a substitute.

Any info on the success others have had with substitutes would be great.

As I mentioned, there's no info around here .


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 Post subject: Re: New member
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All 3 seven digit numbers stamped on the data plate help to date a Haflinger - some but not all even have the date stamped on it too. IIRC "Fzg" is the "build number", Fahrgest Nr is the "gearbox" number (which should agree with the number stamped on to the gearbox flange mentioned above), and the Mot Nr is the engine number.

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Here is the data plate. Please provide all the info you can.


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Christian,

Looking at the numbers I think that your Haflinger dates from about mid 1967.

BTW, if the mileage is correct then it has not been driven very far in the past 48 years!!!

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Christian - welcome to the forum - I look forward to following your progress - you have already learnt the first lesson - pictures are good :D

Well done - oh find an original engine - it will be too much work and devalue the vehicle otherwise - I know easier said than done.

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G,,day mate and welcome .

I have seen a number of engine conversions .
I am yet to see a satisfactory one , let alone a good one .
loss of ground clearance or extra rear overhang .
also wrong torque / power characteristics .

I am not saying it is impossible , I just haven't seen or heard of one .

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