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Blacksuper71
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: WTF is this thing??? Reply with quote

I removed this thing (it wasnt connected to anything) from the left(drivers side) firewall of my 71 super. I have no idea what it is, wondering if anyone knows what it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure but it looks a lot like the fuel pump on my MG Midget.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like altitude corrector
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katalla wrote:
looks like altitude corrector


yup It's an altitude compensator
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

egr valve (exaust gas recirculation)

or so I have been told
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya Black,

It is most definitely not an EGR valve.

Katalla and mudpump are correct; that unit is an altitude compensator. One vacuum port on the compensator is hooked to the port on the intake manifold inlet casting, the other vacuum port is hose-hooked to the throttle positioner which lives just in back of the carburetor.

Your throttle positioner is probably long gone. Most have been removed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here it says it's a Throttle Valve Positioner (aka Altitude Compensator)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow you guys sure do know your stuff haha, is it at all worth it to install back on my car or even possible (ive got dual kadrons) If not, is it worth anything?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya Black,

With dualies I don't think a throttle positioner is possible.

And there are many out there who will tell you that a throttle positioner is not necessay or even desireable. Certainly, most VWs are running around today without it and doing just fine.

If you want to sell your altitude compensator take a look at the Samba Classifieds. That'll give you a pretty good idea of their worth.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they were used to control the throttle postioner, just like BanzaiKG said in his picture.

useless to you. useless to most others unless they are going for originality or emissions compliance.
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