Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions
Forum Index -> Thing/Type 181 Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
7T3Thing
Samba Member


Joined: March 30, 2014
Posts: 28
Location: Upstate New York
7T3Thing is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:00 am    Post subject: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions Reply with quote

So we've pulled the carb off the 73 Thing.
Seems alot of the vacuum lines are capped. Not chasing that yet.
Watching a rebuild video, it was noted the choke diaphragm had a small spring on it (triangular cover on carb front). Ours, when disassembled, did not have one - Is this necessary? If so, where do I get a replacement?
Also, the 'choke adjustment' system seems to be mounted backwards from other pictures we've seen. Missing a nut it seems, too. Any comments on that?
Other threads indicate these Solex carbs are hard to tune - how true is that?
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

I will discuss vacuum lines later, unless someone has already mapped them out in another thread.

Also, it seems my rebuild kit has a gasket for the other square four-screw diaphragm. It was not present at diassembly. Is it needed? Which side of the diaphragm should it be on?

Thanks,
Dave
_________________
Working with my son on his 1973 Thing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
7T3Thing
Samba Member


Joined: March 30, 2014
Posts: 28
Location: Upstate New York
7T3Thing is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions Reply with quote

A little research in the parts manual shows it's the vacuum diaphragm spring 113 129 225.
Couldn't find one online.
Thanks,
Dave
_________________
Working with my son on his 1973 Thing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
GI Joe
Samba Member


Joined: April 28, 2005
Posts: 1997
Location: Athens, TN
GI Joe is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions Reply with quote

I have a complete spare engine with carb, I could check on any needed parts if you'd like.
As far as capped vacuum lines, this is necessary if the Original dizzy has been replaced by a mechanical advance unit... Also, if the original air cleaner is not there, there will be capped lines that would go to it.

How about a pic of the area that you are missing the spring? Also, what dizzy is on your engine now?
_________________
'74 Thing, "Our Thing"....Blue 181
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4...p;start=60
'71 Beetle RPU
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8080337#8080337
www.NLEOMF.com
Respect, Honor, Remember
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
7T3Thing
Samba Member


Joined: March 30, 2014
Posts: 28
Location: Upstate New York
7T3Thing is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions Reply with quote

I'm afraid I don't know the distributors by number. Engine pic
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

the spring would live between the cover and diaphragm (longer red line).
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Thanks,
Dave
_________________
Working with my son on his 1973 Thing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
GI Joe
Samba Member


Joined: April 28, 2005
Posts: 1997
Location: Athens, TN
GI Joe is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions Reply with quote

Dave,
That appears t be a 009 dizzy.. It's mechanical advance, so vacuum ports need to be plugged..

I'll check out my carb for that spring tomorrow.... Will let ya know what I find! Wink
_________________
'74 Thing, "Our Thing"....Blue 181
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4...p;start=60
'71 Beetle RPU
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8080337#8080337
www.NLEOMF.com
Respect, Honor, Remember
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
germanbilly
Samba Member


Joined: October 18, 2013
Posts: 355
Location: Victorville
germanbilly is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Solex 34 Pict 3 rebuild questions Reply with quote

Yes there is a nut missing. Be careful tightening it up as it can cause the butterfly to to drag.
GB
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Thing/Type 181 All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2018, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB