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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. 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.
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    i bought a 74 van with a recon engine (500 miles) and a lovely paint job to replace my 76 tatty and worn out van, got it nearly home, about 200 miles when it started popping and spluttering i had stopped a lot and not exceeded 55 so i was a little suprised when it stopped at a busy junction and...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Whenever the topic of electronic ignition comes up a common response is that you should never stray from the stock setup. Recently, the second-most common response is to recommend the Velleman kit. http://www.maplin.co.uk/ignition-amplifier-kit-3162...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi everyone, My new (to me) 1972 beetle packed up today and was towed to the garage by the kind AA man. Had it ten days and done 250 miles in it, with the only problem being it wouldn't idle when pulling up at junctions, and was a bit erratic when started in a morning (but would idle until you...
  6. Chat/Discussion
    By that I mean, why does anyone still use points in their ignition? Modern electronic systems are very reliable, so the "so I can fix it by the side of the road" excuse doesn't cut it. For about £50 it has to be the best mod for any car, let alone a VW. So tell me, why the points? Do you have a...
  7. Items Wanted - NON AUTO
    i was just clearing out my old shed to start work on a '73 beetle and found a set of spark plugs, points and a condenser. basically it was for my mums old camper but she cant remember if she ever used them or not. so my question is 2 things: -will i be able to use them on my beetle if they are...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Now, I'm a total novice at this but have been reading loads of web pages and my Haynes etc, and am going to service my own Bug from now on. And first, the points! But I have a couple of perhaps silly questions: 1. When one of the cam's lumpy lobes has made a gap between the two points is...
  9. 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
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