The stock VW "Flat Cam" Camshaft comes with a riveted on standard drive gear and fits 1200cc(40hp) - 1600cc Type 1 based engines, The Flat Cam
can be used in later model engines but must be used with a compatible oil pump. The flat cam style camshaft was used by VW in 1961 through 1971
Standard Beetles, 1971 Super Beetles, 1961 through 1971 Karmann Ghias, 1961 through 1971 Type 2 Bus models and 1962 through 1971 Type 3
Squareback, Notchback and Fastbacks.
We offer the flat camshaft with -2,-1,0,+1 or +2 Gear Pitches so you can make sure the cam meshes well with the drive gear. More often than not,
especially with new drive gears, a 0 pitch cam is used. Select your cam at the drop down menu above.
The stock replacement cam has lobes with .332"/.310" of lift and 224/228 degrees of duration at 1.1:1. The cam lift is .210/.215" at .050" and
the camshaft has 192/195 degrees of duration. The lobe centers are at 108 degrees and the cam can be use with 1.1:1 (stock VW), 1.25:1 or 1.4:1
rockers. New lifters should be installed whenever installing a new camshaft.
We recommend using an engine oil with ZDDP or ZDTP or a ZDDP/ZDTP additive in your oil for all flat tappet camshaft engines.
VW Part Numbers for reference:
113109017D -2 Pitch
113109019D -1 Pitch
113109021D 0 Pitch
113109023D +1 Pitch
113109025D +2 Pitch
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.