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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have a 72 1300 Twin Port with the correct SVDA dizzy fitted and it is timed to 7.5BTDC with vacuum disconnected and plugged. I also checked timing as above @3500 RPM and it shows about 30Deg Advance. However if I also do that check @3500rpm with vacuum connected I get 40+ deg of advance...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi folks... I'm new to volkszone, and new to aircooled with a 72 beetle... It runs ok but has lack of pull at low rpm... So I wanted to change the ignition over to electronic to see if it helps. My carb is a solex 34 pict 3 and I'm trying to figure out if I can use a distributor that has a...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I was replacing my points and condenser on my Bosch 009 today and decided to check the condition of my mechanical advance, so I took the plate off and inspected, I found there to be only 1 spring? Is this a major problem? Or is it supposed to be like that? Heres some pics: Mounting points...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi people, (dizzy experts!) Hoping someone could help a little, i'm in over my head a bit. Just finished a complete rebuild of my 1500 H SP engine to a 1600DP using 34pict3 carb. (was 30PICT2 originally). I've used my old distributor, which seems may have been the wrong decision! Since hooking...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Just a quickie before i lay out my hard earned pence. Is there any variation in the quality of vacuum advance can replacements depending on where you buy one or are they all the same? I need the 2 screw type for 72 1600 bus. I was going to get it from gsf because they were cheapest but...
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