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  Topic: distributor
tasb

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:39 pm   Subject: Re: distributor
There were more versions of the 34 PICT 3 than of any other Bosch carburetor for VW's. The best way to tell them apart is by the base flange number. Some 34 PICT 3's were plumbed for an SVDA some for ...
  Topic: Front VW emblem real or repro?
tasb

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Front VW emblem real or repro?
I've threaded all three of my originals for the above reasons. The original clips grab better too.

One way to tell if an emblem is OG is if the center bar is lower body color whilebthe rest of the ...
  Topic: 65 type 3 distributor
tasb

Replies: 6
Views: 192

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:34 pm   Subject: Re: 65 type 3 distributor
the primary difference between the distributors is the vacuum canister and the design of the tune up parts. some swapping around can be done but, carefully and methodically. The all important factor w ...
  Topic: What vacuum advance for 1959
tasb

Replies: 15
Views: 350

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:08 pm   Subject: Re: What vacuum advance for 1959
Very interesting, I've never come across any of these of course, being here in the states.

The reader should keep in mind that Bosch changed their part numbering systems in mid-1965. Thus a VJ 4 B ...
  Topic: 1960 running issues (dist/carb pairing)
tasb

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:01 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 running issues (dist/carb pairing)
The big cap distributor and vacuum canister require 50mm/hg to reach full advance of 18-20 degrees.

if you are running this distributor with a 30 PICT 1 or 2 you have a mismatch.

The correct d ...
  Topic: 36hp with governor?
tasb

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: 36hp with governor?
The prevailing theory seems to be that if you owned a fleet of VW buses and had your employees trying to push them to go a bit faster the governor prevented them from doing this and you kept you fleet ...
  Topic: What vacuum advance for 1959
tasb

Replies: 15
Views: 350

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:07 am   Subject: Re: What vacuum advance for 1959
Thanks for the clarifications. The original poster is probably wondering what he's gotten us into Razz

Do you know anything about distributor VJ 4 BR 20? for post office vehicles listed above? I've ...
  Topic: What vacuum advance for 1959
tasb

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:45 pm   Subject: Re: What vacuum advance for 1959
ok, so using the exactly 50 VJU(R) 4 BR 8 distributors from my core pile I can produce the following data:

45 x VJU 4 BR 8
5 x VJUR 4 BR 8

There are at least three later VJU 4 BR 8 (could be ...
  Topic: What vacuum advance for 1959
tasb

Replies: 15
Views: 350

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: What vacuum advance for 1959
What's your engine code and what's the carburetors part number (if you can find it at all) ?


Model year '59:

VJU 4 BR 8 was last used in model year '58
VJUR 4 BR 8 was used since August '58 ( ...
  Topic: What vacuum advance for 1959
tasb

Replies: 15
Views: 350

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:19 pm   Subject: Re: What vacuum advance for 1959
From the original post I took it to be a 28 PCI with the hard vacuum line left in place.
  Topic: 1967 Beetle: Correct Carb & Distributor
tasb

Replies: 11
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Beetle: Correct Carb & Distributor
You're giving me more credit than I deserve. My expertise is distributors, coils and VW minutia. Others will have to chime in on this question. You might want to start a new topic in the performance e ...
  Topic: Resolit
tasb

Replies: 9
Views: 507

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: Resolit
I had a later NOS unit that sounded like a soda can with rocks in it when you rotated the shaft. Time will tell the story with yours.
  Topic: What vacuum advance for 1959
tasb

Replies: 15
Views: 350

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:02 pm   Subject: Re: What vacuum advance for 1959
You could also run a 0 231 115 040 which was the later factory replacement for the VJU(R) 4 BR 8. The /1 in the part number can be dispensed with they were rarely if ever placed on the id tag.

Bei ...
  Topic: Resolit
tasb

Replies: 9
Views: 507

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:38 am   Subject: Re: Resolit
Still, a cool period piece, especially for an old school '70s-style hop up.

For looks maybe but not for function, trust us we know...
  Topic: Water in distributor cap? Bad?
tasb

Replies: 25
Views: 461

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: Water in distributor cap? Bad?
Once upon a time I lent my 1974 superbeetle to a work colleague so she could do some job hunting:lol:. she called me back a few days later and explained that she was getting ready to return the car : ...
  Topic: Resolit
tasb

Replies: 9
Views: 507

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 pm   Subject: Re: Resolit
The earliest Brazilian copies were ok and had a lot of German componnets inside them. That is a later veersion and the tolerances of the internals are not very tight. Beyond the outside housing the me ...
  Topic: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
tasb

Replies: 25
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
Interesting stuff, some of which I'd never seen before. The "pressure" spring dampens the movement of the points plate. I suppose if you crank it down enough you could limit the advance. ...
  Topic: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
tasb

Replies: 25
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
That is a GL clamp while the coil itself may not be. The GL coils were wider, so the clamp is a little loose when putting a Bosch coil into a GL clamp. I don't believe Bosch generators have a VW part ...
  Topic: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
tasb

Replies: 25
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
Hi mr. lang,

You are absolutely correct. The carb is a Solex 28 Pict 2 part number 111 129 023 G.

I believe it is a GL coil as I am sure I have read elsewhere on TheSamba forum Tim stating that ...
  Topic: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
tasb

Replies: 25
Views: 752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: Garbe-Lahmeyer removal and timing
All of the GL vacuum advance distributors look almost identical. Some vacuum canisters outlet nipples are angled closer to 270 degrees than 360. There are two versions one like yours with a large head ...
 
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