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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Disclaimer! I am a complete novice mechanic with no training or experience and I hope I'm sharing useful and accurate info on what I've learnt. However there is a good chance I may have got things wrong. Please feel free to correct me and i'll edit the post. Hope this might be useful to...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi, i'm debating fitting an ignitor system into my dizzy on my bug. does anyone know if it just screws in or do you have to reset the timing etc? Cheers
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi Volks! Have still some starting Problems with my 2lt bay. He does start but only after three attempts turning the key. My thinking is that he uses up way too much Battery energy for the start ups so after like one or two weeks using him as a daily driver to work and back (30miles all in...
  4. Items For Sale - AUTO
    ****** THREAD UPDATED ******** Just clearing a bit more stuff out> Bay Tie Rods - Both rods, brand new tie rod ends on, fixed rod is completely new, no longer needed as I have a narrowed beam - £40 the pair Deep sump - Used on my 1955cc for about 100 miles. SOLD 34pict3 carb - Bocar but...
  5. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Genuine Bosch 009 Distributor 0 231 178 009 with Cap & Rotor Arm and a Pertronix Electronic Ignition System (already fitted) original ignition receipt & installation instructions are included I recently bought a bug which I'm taking back to stock so I have a few items for sale, please see my...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Anyone know what the difference is betwen the vacuum unit and the centrifugal unit on a pertronix 1? Would it be a different central magnet of the electronic gubbins? Anyone know of the cheapest outlet?
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Could somebody please give me a valid reason, as to why a brand new pertronix coil would just pack up working ? :confused: Bought one for a friend as a birthday present, first one didnt even get off the ground and the second one packed up whilst driving on day 3, :( 1600 beetle twin dells...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    just leaving a friends going down a hill (freewheeling) when i notice that the engine is off....:mad: HAve a gander (in the dark) decide to swap my 2week old Pertronix Flamethrower coil for my old trusty Bosch blue coil.... Hey presto it works! THis is the second Flamethrower I've had in two...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    a few weeks ago i ordered a pertronix 2 distributor and blaster 2 coil from machine 7, i fitted them and no spark! the problem turned out to be the coil as when i put an bosch blue on it fired straight up, after some investigation it would seem that the coil was some how down to earth as it got...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi i seen this kit on e bay and was wondering if they are any good,they are American with 3 year guarantee if you have used them could you let me know if there any good. cheers sirio:) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/ebayISPAI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:mewnx:IT&item=260354631042
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Anyone had this happen?? my split has been cutting out when cold,gone through the checking fuel and coil and found it to be the leccy ignition. Was fine once warmed up after a few mins but today after coming back from raceshack it just cut out and i had to bang a friends dizzy with points in...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Supposed to be an easy job but I am struggling. Tried to fit pertronix ignitor II on my distributor. The instructions go on about fitting the magnet sleeve over the distributor shaft. But the small black plastic part (magnet sleeve?) doesn't fit all the way down , as its too small size...
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