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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi I'm hoping someone can help me with this as it's driving me nuts. I'm tuning my VW T2 1978. It's hydraulic lifters so no need to adjust valves. So points ago is next. If I set the points gap using a feeler gauge to 0.016 and check it with a dwell meter the reading is 43. So way off the...
  2. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Complete Bosch Made in Germany distributor for sale - £60 This was removed working from the bus when I recently upgraded my ignition system. All in good working order. http://www.vdubxs.com/4-sale/
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I think I may have threaded the screw that hold that locks the points to their setting. I'm afraid to tighten it too much because I'm sure I've felt it loosen when tightening a couple of times. Is there anything I can do about this or will it eventually mean a new dizzy? It's a SVDA.
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I am rebuilding my 1973 1200 beetle engine & whilst rooting round on the net for advice about timing, I came across the following statement about the Bosch 009 dizzy; "Please note that VW never used the 009 distributor for any of it's beetle models, and so, although it will work, you may get...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Heres the setup. 1973 1300 beetle, had most of a wizard kit at some point in its history and been changed to a convertible. Engine setup, all done by previous owner, just finishing her up, haven't got too much knowledge of the old bugs. 1600cc unleaded conversion kit 2 Twin solex 40mm carbs...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I needed to replace the dizzy clamp on my van so thought I'd go posh and get a JayCee billet one. Looks nice. However, before I pull the dizzy out I thought to myself, the van has a 009 and the (1300 single port) bug engine (which is in the back not being used) has a (as far as I know) stock...
  7. Items Wanted - AUTO
    hi im looking for a distributor cam if anyones selling one let me know, otherwise if anyone knows where i can get one instead of buying a whole distributor that would be great thanks rob
  8. Items For Sale - AUTO
    All items now SOLD. Have some stuff for sale, as trying to get together more money to finish off my turbo engine :incheek:. First up, Holley Red fuel pump. Ideal for cars running twin carbs. Much much better than the solenoid operated facet cubes! Bought in mistake, no good for a turbo system...
  9. 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...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I was messing around with my bug and had detached a few components from my engine (carb off manifold, HT lead out of coil, spark leads out, dizzy cap off) Then randomly out of nowhere I heard a 'Ping!' I looked down and there was a little spring that had droped from somwhere and landed on the...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    The distributor on my 1300 Twinport Beetle is playing up, and I need to get a new one. But I can't decide which one to get. Im going to fit electronic ignition to it (swap my current electronic ignition over). Anyone got any opinions on this? Thanks!
  12. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi folks I'm looking for a original style dizzy for my split bus running 12v electrics think 65-67 unit will do the job part number is 131905205 serviceable condition if possible cash waiting Pm please Cheers mark
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all I am quite new to the scene and not the most mechanically minded. Would anyone be able to spare half an hour to help get my 67 beetle running again. I have put on a newish distributor and followed multiple step by step guide but no joy in getting the bug to start! If anyone has...
  14. Chat/Discussion
    Hello Is anyone able to give me a hand in fitting a distributor to my 67 beetle. I am new to the mechanical side of things and have done some research but it won't ignite - after many times of trying various things !! Thanks any help would be gratefully appreciated !
  15. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi, Any chance someone has an original Bosch SVDA type (vac and centrifugal advance) dizzy suitable for a 1600DP running 34PICT3 (single Vac)? Happy to do a swap for my 1500SP Bosch SVA dizzy! Thanks Chris
  16. Items For Sale - AUTO
    1300 Vege single port engine for sale. Fantastic runner, I have had this engine since 2000, the car was off road for a re-build between 2003 & 2010. EMPI rocker covers. It had some work done on it before it was put back in the car, new gaskets, pushrods etc. Located in Buxton, can deliver to...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    http://bit.ly/GACD3U Currently running the dreaded 009, and have been meaning to get some vac advance back in my life for a while now. Would this dizzy be any good? Seems ludicrously cheap. Any experiences/advice? It's for a 1641 twin port on the standard single carb (considering 34icts in the...
  18. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Looking for an original Solex 30pict 1 or 2 carb and any of these distributors: 113 905 205L, 315 905 205, 315 905 205B, 111 905 205T Thanks, Norm
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Planning on 'static' timing my engine this evening, using a test light.. Some advice would be great ;) I believe I have a mechanical advance "009" distributor but I could be wrong, photo below.. Handy site for distributor numbers 0231 178 003 126 905 205 0231 178 009 126 905 205 VW High...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    A few weeks back, we purchased a 1970 Beetle 1200. We drove it home the 160 miles from Tunbridge Wells to Lincolnshire without a problem and drove around for about a week. The, suddenly after a short journey she wouldn't start. She's not turning over or making any sounds but all the electrics...
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