Found Motor 62538 Rob Greene

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Found Motor 62538 Rob Greene

#1 Post by Martin Bruechle » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:15 am

Saw this motor on Samba, anyone know Rob Green ?

"Composite List of motors wanted" 62538 Rob Greene

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2104131

Ad says; 1956 356 motor complete
Motor is free and complete. I have not tried to start it, been sitting for many years. P*62538* is the number on it.

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Re: Found Motor 62538 Rob Greene

#2 Post by Norm Miller » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:14 pm

I have case P*62570* if that one isn't close enough.
It was dealer replaced in 1957 with a crack on the bottom and subsequently tig welded.
It shows no wear in the journals.
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#3 Post by tom coughlin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:04 pm

That's why people should put their email address in their profile.
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#4 Post by Wes Bender » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:59 pm

Is Rob Greene still a member? Did he not put his e-mail in his profile?

(I quit looking for him through the database after a while. It sorts on the user name rather than the last name. Kinda cumbersome and I may not have too many years left..... Maybe there's a better way. I'm an analog man in a digital world.)

I'm sure that if he has the car he would be interested in the engine.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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#5 Post by Frank Hood » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:41 am

Martin

Great detective work!

I have emailed Rob to let him know you have located his enigine. Hopefully he will be able to reunite it with his car!

Thanks for posting,
Frank

PS Now if you could find mine... 32308

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#6 Post by Frank Hood » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:53 am

Wes

Try this when searching for a member.

1 Click on "Members" upper right hand corner.
2 Click on "Find a member".
3 Type in member's name in "username" field.
4 Hit search.

Hope you find this a bit easier.

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#7 Post by John Hearn » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:53 am

Frank Hood wrote:Wes

Try this when searching for a member.

1 Click on "Members" upper right hand corner.
2 Click on "Find a member".
3 Type in member's name in "username" field.
4 Hit search.

Hope you find this a bit easier.

Frank
1. You will find "Members" under classifieds
2. "Find a member" is top right beneath All times are UTC

Hope this helps, not so easy for us analogue guys...
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John

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Re: Found Motor 62538 Rob Greene

#8 Post by luc verschueren » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:45 am

Martin Bruechle wrote:Saw this motor on Samba, anyone know Rob Green ?

"Composite List of motors wanted" 62538 Rob Greene

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2104131

Ad says; 1956 356 motor complete
Motor is free and complete. I have not tried to start it, been sitting for many years. P*62538* is the number on it.

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Re: Found Motor 62538 Rob Greene

#9 Post by Martin Bruechle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:42 am

I called and spoke to him.

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#10 Post by Bruce Smith » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:02 am

Luc - It might be a good idea to remove Rob's phone number now from your post.
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#11 Post by luc verschueren » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:28 pm

Bruce Smith wrote:Luc - It might be a good idea to remove Rob's phone number now from your post.
Done
 

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#12 Post by Alain Buchert » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:03 am

Frank Hood wrote:Martin

Great detective work!

I have emailed Rob to let him know you have located his enigine. Hopefully he will be able to reunite it with his car!

Thanks for posting,
Frank

PS Now if you could find mine... 32308
This engine is for sale in germany!
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 0-223-1022
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#13 Post by Wes Bender » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:10 am

Apparently Rob didn't want it (or the price was higher than he thought he could pay). Too bad the car and engine couldn't be reunited. Would the $8500 in the original ad, plus freight, plus the cost of a rebuild add enough value to a numbers matching car?
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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#14 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:49 am

I once found that I had a guy's original case for his Speedster, I offered it to him at my regular price, no mark-up, he wasn't interested. A couple of years later I saw his car at a show, and wouldn't you know it, he had the same numbered engine in his car!!! But the stamping on his engine was much crisper and cleaner than the old dirty case I had, wonder which one was the original motor...
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Re: Found Motor 62538 Rob Greene

#15 Post by Jon Schmid » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 am

Adam, if my engines are any indication, you have the original one. 8)

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