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1slo3 March 11th, 2017 08:54 PM

Look what followed me home yesterday...
 
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It will need an altitude adjustment, but it is rust free and clean!

Bugula March 12th, 2017 05:20 AM

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That looks clean

alykat March 12th, 2017 06:50 AM

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Looks to be missing the usual bad rustout ?

JiI March 12th, 2017 09:39 AM

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YOU SUCK! I want one of those!!!!!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsu p::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Jeff

1slo3 March 12th, 2017 10:53 AM

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No rust...10ft paint and no interior issues really. Clean car, just needs an altitude adjustment, wheels and the correct carbs...

V8Transporter March 12th, 2017 12:33 PM

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No rust? :huh: Darn, looks like time to have my lap top checked over.....:grin:

1slo3 March 12th, 2017 04:31 PM

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Stupid, stupid idiot PPO! The carb's electric choke wasn't hooked up AND it was set to almost full closed all the time. DOH!
To top it off, the choke screws were so tight, i destroyed them to get them loose enough to adjust them. Finally got it set up so that the chokes go from closed to open in about 40 seconds. Warm idle is about 900rpm.

Runs better now, but OH MY HECK!

I need to find some dual carbs. The PPO removed all the FI stuff, including the wiring harness/brain. So, carbs...

Anyone have a set of ICTs/linkage/cleaners they would part with?

metalmaster1766 March 12th, 2017 05:47 PM

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WOW NICE SCORE !!!

I've ALWAY disarmed the electric chokes & set them wide open on every VW I've owned since reading the book "How to Keep Your VW Alive" back in 1981 (my dad bought it for me as a Christmas gift after buying my first Bug at 15 years old), I didn't wanna take any chances after reading what John Muir had to say about them

It might take a bit longer to keep it running until it gets warmed up on the fridged cold Ohio winter days, but I'm ok with it, my ankle gets a lil sore, but I think of it as good physical therapy :grin::thumbsup:


Ron

JiI March 12th, 2017 10:15 PM

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I can't keep a VW running longer than 2 minutes...:Idunno:
Jeff

theVman March 12th, 2017 10:53 PM

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Lowered....

kustomkreep86 March 13th, 2017 03:37 AM

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That's pretty rad! Good find. Can't believe how clean it is.

1slo3 March 13th, 2017 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by theVman (Post 587136)
Lowered....

that's the plan, plus black wheels, no caps and chrome lug nuts...

as to the electric chokes, I don't use them on dual carb cars (short runners) but this stupid center mount is temp fickle.

V8Transporter March 13th, 2017 09:40 AM

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I don't know if this is any help in your particular situation. In my Corvair powered '72 bug, I built a center mount manifold out of steel tubing for a Holly two barrel (with a cable choke) and initially had problems with the fuel delivery. On cool days the engine didn't run so well in the morning. But when the temp warmed up later in the day it seemed better, but not perfect. One morning when the engine was running rough, I noticed ice at the underside of the tubing beneath the carb. I ended up running a 1/4" copper tube from the exhaust on one side to the other, which I ran up against the underside of the manifold. I used a 1/4" fitting on one manifold and 1/8" or so on the other, the theory being that the hot gasses would flow across and heat the manifold. This worked and my problem with the carb ended.

1slo3 March 13th, 2017 09:55 AM

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Thanks V8. But, I am going to use duals so I can have the cargo floor useful again.

Timbo March 14th, 2017 04:02 PM

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Nice score. I've had a couple of Type 3's. Last one was a blue all original 73. Bought for $200.00/ Needed tires and a main seal. Lowered it and drove it.Always wanted a fastback.
Tim

1slo3 March 24th, 2017 06:45 PM

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have the duals, currently building the linkage for it (didn't come with any).

1slo3 April 1st, 2017 05:59 PM

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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1624350.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1624028.jpg

A bit less clunky looking now!

Unkl Ian April 2nd, 2017 05:55 AM

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Much better.

1slo3 April 2nd, 2017 09:03 AM

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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1624484.jpg

1slo3 April 9th, 2017 12:11 AM

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400+ mile round trip today. I think I know all I need to know about my car now! No radio, just the voices in my head and the sound of the engine. Oh, and that crappy carb getting 21.5 mpg. Doh!
Well, it was an eventful trip! Felt what seemed like I lost a weight or broke a belt in a tire. Then suddenly it was much worse. Got off the freeway in PDX (200 miles from home) just in time for it to separate!
Limped to a tire store (thanks GPS). The tire held air until I got there.
Tire shop tried to put 195/60s on the front and the best two of my 165s on the back. Doh!
Made it just in time to my destination to watch my youngest dance. After, I started the 200+ miles back... Wind, rain, hail and then a full moon kept me alert in the dark drive.
The headlamps are non H4s (until tomorrow) and barely light up the nigh vs modern headlamps. Top that with them not being aimed correctly. Oigh! Brakes need a bit more bleed and I have a nasty rattle coming from either the hinges for the rear seat back or somewhere from the engine/transmission and transmitting to the cab. That is ANNOYING!

1slo3 April 11th, 2017 05:01 PM

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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1628670.jpg

Unkl Ian April 11th, 2017 07:54 PM

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Why does the wheelbase look a little short ?

1slo3 April 11th, 2017 08:25 PM

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front wheel is turned a touch. the rear end is too high... will sit more centered when i drop it.

Unkl Ian April 12th, 2017 08:00 AM

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ok

hotrodheb April 12th, 2017 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by 1slo3 (Post 587587)
front wheel is turned a touch. the whole damn thing is too high... will almost lay rockers when i drop it.

There, fixed it for you buddy!:dancing:


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