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Re: [T3] wasserboxer



Boxer in German means "an engine with horisontally opposed cylinders". I think
this name comes from boxing (the thing that Mike Tyson does). The pistons are
boxing with each other.

By the way, air in German is "luft". This means that we can call our Type 3
engines "Luftboxer".

Henrik Larsson, Sweden
'64 Notch


James MacNaughton wrote:

> I don't know what 'boxer' means in German, the letter 'x' is seldom used in
> native words.  I have always guessed it meant 'water box' meaning a
> water-cooled motor.
>
>         -----l- Message-----
>         From:   oofacts@earthlink.net [SMTP:oofacts@earthlink.net]
>         Sent:   Thursday, March 11, 1999 9:19 AM
>         To:     type3@vwtype3.org
>         Subject:        [T3] wasserboxer
>
>         Funny that name should come up, because someone was recently asking
> me
>         "What kind of engine that car have? Wasserboxer?"
>
>         I had no idea, but my scant German says Wasser means water so by
> inference
>         I figured probably not.
>         Anyone want to clarify this for me?
>
>         -Mike
>         72 Sqbk, 1600, dual Weber ICT 34s
>         Brooklyn
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