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V dub distributor expert

Post by minimutly » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:47 pm

I've been asked to help sort an absolutely beautiful vw transporter camper. The engine is a new, or newly built 1300 with a new solex copy carb. It runs dreadfully, takes loads of throttle to rev up. A simple timing check revealed the timing wasn't moving, except with the vacuum advance, but given how much the throttle is open it doesn't have much vacuum...
Anyway, prised the dizzy off, it has no guts, just the pickup for the electronic ignition. So I guess I need a clockwork dizzy - anyone know where to get one, and would it have a part number?

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Re: V dub distributor expert

Post by kajay » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:07 pm

Any of the beetle spares places should be able to help you
Have a look at JustKampers or machine7

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Re: V dub distributor expert

Post by minimutly » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:01 pm

Thanks kajay

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Re: V dub distributor expert

Post by Mal » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:43 pm

Sounds like you have an 009 dizzy there, its meant for flat out racing not acceleration. You need an 034 SVDA which has both bob weight and vacuum adv and ret. The 009 needs to be set at something like 30 deg adv with the engine revved up. Take a look at WWW.vw-resource.com. Skidmark will probably know more about it.

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Re: V dub distributor expert

Post by Herbie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:34 am

These people are worth a look for an electronic replacement distributor Fitted one to Damo's 1600. you do have to set the timing at high rpm not tickover.
Powerspark Ignition Ltd
16 Sanders Road 
B61 7DG Bromsgrove 
Worcestershire England
01527 889453

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Re: V dub distributor expert

Post by Skidmark » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:44 am

Hi I have fitted loads of vacuum advance dizzys, (SVDA) after having poor results with a 009 read this article and it will help to explain, in fact the whole site will explain a lot about the VW aircooled engine should you have any more problems.
http://www.vw-resource.com/vacuum_qa.html

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