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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Out of sheer willingness to learn im wondering if someone can explain ignition timing advance and retard. i understand the basics (advanced is a degree before of tdc and retard is after?) im wondering if someone can explain in more depth with some examples. How does turning the distributor...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I understand there are cheaper chinese ones, but there are also German made/stamped items, are these supposed to be better, or are they just for earlier stuff?
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, Just thinking about replacing my distributor from a 009 to a standard Bosche with Vacuum Advance. Two questions: 1. Is it worth it? 2. Where do you put the other end of the vacuum hose(Or is there not one)? Thanks guys!
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    ..replacement does one exist? any hints/tips on removing the old one? I remember it had signs of oil under the clamp :confused: may have come from the oil pump though.. just ruling out the possibilities :stupid: ..photo's to follow
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello all. Im trying to de-assemble an early 60's "big cap" cast iron distributor. I need to remove this pin but it seems to be stuck solid. (not mine in photo) Any ideas before I snap to vice in half? :rolleyes: Thanks :D
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi everyone Can anyone advise me? I bought a 71 beetle 1300 last month. It ran fine for a few days then started to splutter and wouldnt start right away until i left it a few mins. Now it wont start at all. I bought new plugs and leads and the dizzy cap is new. I was going to try a new...
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