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Re: [T3] SB with IV engine--was Wasser engine


<x-flowed>Dave Hall wrote:

Not much VW about the design of those early water-cooled. Mostly Audi designs

basically.



One could argue that there was a lot of NSU in those early designs, more so even than Audi. Audi had long been building 2-stroke vehicles before being sold to VW in '64, and the "Audi" was their first 4-stroke offering in a while. In fact, it wasn't too long before the sale of Auto Union to VW that all they were producing was DKW motorcycles and some delivery vans. NSU had been producing cars since '58 but had fallen on hard times owing to the high-profile failures of their rotary engined vehicles.


Historical footnote I just love: NSU originally started off as Neckarshulm Strickmaschinenfabrik, the Neckarshulm Knitting (or Sewing) Machine Factory.

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