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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, hoping someone can help. Yesterday I fitted a new mechanical fuel pump (100mm push rod version) on my 1600 tp. Added two gaskets on top of the plastic flange. Rod sticks up about 1mm at lowest and 5mm at highest which from what I’ve read seems ok. Connected up a pressure tester (albeit...
  2. Items For Sale - AUTO
    SOLD. NOS genuine 55-61 Beetle/KG fuel tap (On - Off - Reserve), with the double threaded fixing collar nut. Unused, excellent condition. £ 25 + postage. Please PM me if interested.
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just completed work on the Beetle. Spark plug threads refurbished, new Guides and valves, refurbished gearbox, new clutch and thrust bearing! I have put extra earths in and fitted LED's with Halogen headlight bulbs. Starts reasonably and runs well from cold but once it's been run for 5 - 10...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there folks, I recently changed my oil and noticed a smell of fuel. my set up is a follows; 1641, engle 110 cam ,electronic ignition, 34 pict 3 carb, stock 1300 rockers so has stock lift. could this be down to the timing being too far advanced thus causing the intake and exhaust valves to...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi. Does anyone know if I can install a 12v electric fuel sender unit into a 1966 bug tank that is presently cable operated? :confused: Cheers BW
  6. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hey, Looking for an oval fuel tank please. For a 1955 Oval so not the square tank type. Must be in usable condition, ideally in good condition. Thanks Hunter
  7. JG54 Cal-Look/Performance/Racing Forum
    I fancy having a go at making a fuel tank for my Fastback. Was thinking 2mm ally. I've got limited aluminium welding experience, just enough to know it's tricky if you don't do it full time. Type 3 fuel tanks are also a fairly complex shape so I'll need to do quite a bit of templating... beyond...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My mechanical fuelpump had broken down and put loads of rusty looking fuel in the carb float chambers as well as into the engine case, I'm on with changing the oil and ive fit an electric fuel pump I had which is to feed twin webber 34ict carbs. Unfortunately the Chinese jk versions but as long...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    See image below guys, garage has been stinking of fuel for past week, decided to investigate...think i have found the problem! Underneath the tank itself...this line was soaked! You can see by image..is this common, in this area? Im not that confident in tackling this job myself, brakes and...
  10. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hello Im after an Eberspacher B2l Petrol Fuel Pump. Can anyone help or is there another pump that will do the job thanks irishkeet :D
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Where should this missing hose go off to as having running issues and this could be causing it :( 78 bay 2ltr twin carb camper
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys and gals, So the fuel gauge in my 1976 beetle shows that I have half a tank when in fact it is empty. Is there a way that I can adjust it at all ?? Apologies if this has been posted before. Thanks in advance. Jack
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi Chaps I have just rebuilt the Solex 30 Pict3 carb on my '73 1200 Beetle. It's been running beautifully for the last 3 weeks but has developed a leak on both sides of the main throttle butterfly spindle. :confused: I can't recall there being any seals in the rebuild kit and I can't see any...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm just getting the last few parts to put twin DRLA 36's on my stock 1600. I understand that the way to run fuel to DRLAs is to go from the pump to either 8mm tube on the banjo of the left carb: Then from the other pipe on the banjo, run a line to the 8mm pipe on the banjo on the right...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Beetle had been running beautifully until I came back from Isle of Wight in August. Now when I start it the engine misfires when I rev it a bit and there is often a bit of white smoke too. Stinks of fuel, then after it warms up it seems fine, however appears to be using a lot of fuel. Could this...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Guys, Ok - installed a pair of Dellorto 40 DRLA carbs with one side manifold bossed. Got the thing idling well (after a rough "by ear" balance) with good response when booting the pedal stationary. However, big performance issue when driving it - seems ok in 1st if i'm not too heavy on the...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Could anyone tell me if it is possible to remove the fuel tank without having to remove the engine first? I have a '73 bus with a type 4 engine running twin dellorto 40 DRLA carbs! Cheers
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Howdy, treated my car to a new gadget which looks very nice except it doesn't seem to want to work! i've wired it up as per the instructions and have already had the tank drilled and have been running a KG tube sender with a VDO gauge that was fine - apart from on corners which made it freak...
  19. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Hi all, I am trying to get hold of one of these as seen on the samba but sold before i saw the ad :( 3638292 from samba by wounded2010, on Flickr anone got one of these for grabs? cheers
  20. Offers
    Save 10p per litre on fuel at sainsbury's starting tomorrow (29/6) when you spend £60 or more on groceries. Voucher valid for 14 days from issue. Ends 3rd July, final redemption is 16th July.
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