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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Hello samba world,
I'm wondering if somebody can help in recommending a good distributor for a 36hp beetle motor? Thank you
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

VJU4BR8, that's what came with it from the factory (assuming it has the stock carb).

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Thank you
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Another would be the VJ4 BR8, which is what I use for my 36hp (bought from Glenn)

It is a mechanical advance only and has the same advance curve as the Bosch 019
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

It should be VERY easy to find that stock Beetle 36hp distributor too, although I don't know availability in Australia.

In the USA you can find one at any show.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Of course it's sacrilege here, I ran a German 009 for years with no problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Of course it's sacrilege here, I ran a German 009 for years with no problem.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

There are even VJU 4 BR 8's that were made in Austrailia! They have a little kangaroo stamped into the housing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Thank you all for the help
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

tasb wrote:
There are even VJU 4 BR 8's that were made in Austrailia! They have a little kangaroo stamped into the housing.


Why not a Koala bear?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

kawfee wrote:
tasb wrote:
There are even VJU 4 BR 8's that were made in Austrailia! They have a little kangaroo stamped into the housing.


Why not a Koala bear?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

No Koala bears. Kangaroos taste better
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
VJU4BR8, that's what came with it from the factory (assuming it has the stock carb).

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Depends what year 36hp you have.
This 36hp didn't come with that distributor;
https://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/threespoke/standardkafer/literature/LIT265brocengine.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Helfen wrote:
Depends what year 36hp you have.
This 36hp didn't come with that distributor;
https://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/threespoke/standardkafer/literature/LIT265brocengine.jpg

That's a Garbe Lahmeyer and used on some of the last 36hp and into the 40hp.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Based on the shape of the vacuum canister I'd have to say 111 series Bosch 40 hp. The GL distributors were painted black like the early 36 hp Bosch. Either way that picture is a mish mash of parts.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:
Helfen wrote:
Depends what year 36hp you have.
This 36hp didn't come with that distributor;
https://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/threespoke/standardkafer/literature/LIT265brocengine.jpg

That's a Garbe Lahmeyer and used on some of the last 36hp and into the 40hp.


Is that what I have on my 65 36hp? BTW everything is matching numbers car. Original Engine, carb, fuel pump, distributor, coil, generator etc.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/516081.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Looks like a Bosch 205K.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

[quote="Helfen"]
Glenn wrote:
Helfen wrote:
Depends what year 36hp you have.
This 36hp didn't come with that distributor;
https://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/threespoke/standardkafer/literature/LIT265brocengine.jpg

That's a Garbe Lahmeyer and used on some of the last 36hp and into the 40hp.


Is that what I have on my 65 36hp? BTW everything is matching numbers car. Original Engine, carb, fuel pump, distributor, coil, generator etc.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/516081.jpg[/quote


That carburetor and distributor are definitely not a factory match even for a late 36 domestic engine. The distributor is from 1966-1969 era, sorry. The fuel pump also appears to be a very early version.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Helfen wrote:
Glenn wrote:
Helfen wrote:
Depends what year 36hp you have.
This 36hp didn't come with that distributor;
https://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/threespoke/standardkafer/literature/LIT265brocengine.jpg

That's a Garbe Lahmeyer and used on some of the last 36hp and into the 40hp.


Is that what I have on my 65 36hp? BTW everything is matching numbers car. Original Engine, carb, fuel pump, distributor, coil, generator etc.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/516081.jpg


It looks like a 111905205L or M based on the vacuum can style. That would be a year correct distributor for a 65. You can get a mirror or yank it out to read the number
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Recommended distributor for a 36hp motor Reply with quote

Vacuum canister comparison. On the left the 111 series used with ZV/JU 4 R 3(L) and the 111 905 205 M and N. On the right the 113 series canister used with the 113 905 205 K, M, T and a few others.

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Helfen, please post your pics to the Samba gallery so that they will stick around for awhile.
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