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    The type 4 1700 engine is supposed to put out 70...

    The type 4 1700 engine is supposed to put out 70 bhp. Is that because of the fuel injection? Would a modified (enlarged) Beetle engine using twin carbs match a type 4 on carbs for power? Parts...
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    914 engine for sale on Ebay

    I quite fancy this - but it's missing some tinware, cooling fan and fuel injection:-
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    Nice Alloys - 1600cc Engine - Intact screen -...

    Nice Alloys - 1600cc Engine - Intact screen - £2500 is an absolute bargain - I might buy it to do it up and sell it on... just don't tell Alison...:scared:
  4. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: Been driving the car quite a bit over the last...

    Been driving the car quite a bit over the last few days and there's definately a big improvement but still some stumbling (hesitancy) now and then. Had it on the Motorway last night and it sat at 80...
  5. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: latest update - I bought a new SVDA distributor...

    latest update - I bought a new SVDA distributor and fitted it to the engine using the current 30 Pict-1 carb. This has led to a mild improvement (I think) but the engine is still stumbling...
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    It's looking good - and pleased to hear the MOT...

    It's looking good - and pleased to hear the MOT went through without any advisories
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    Some fabulous cars there. The Opel GT was one of...

    Some fabulous cars there. The Opel GT was one of my favourites (the new Mazda MX5 hardtop convertible puts me in mind of it), the VW Porsche is the Nova's Cousin. And who wouldn't want a Karmann Ghia...
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    It's great to see your car back on the road, and...

    It's great to see your car back on the road, and you must be really pleased to be driving it again? Pity the weather wasn't any better, but as you say, a good test of the demist system.

    Looking...
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    Can't wait to see the pictures, and hope you...

    Can't wait to see the pictures, and hope you remembered to put film in the camera?

    Apart from that - how's the golfcart coming along?
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    Great thread Peter and one I hadn't seen before....

    Great thread Peter and one I hadn't seen before. Thanks for resurrecting it.
    I wish I had seen this previously. :thumbup:
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    It's all coming along Nicely Alistair. The...

    It's all coming along Nicely Alistair. The transaxle is looking great - amazing what a lick of paint does. You'll soon have a completed rolling chassis.
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    From what I can recall - you were having problems...

    From what I can recall - you were having problems with the wiring on your car? I would urge you to do a complete re-wire. It's not as difficult as it seems (it was the one aspect I was most unsure...
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    Those wheels and tyres look gorgeouse...can't...

    Those wheels and tyres look gorgeouse...can't wait to see what they look like on my car :wink:
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    I doubt it would take too much work to get it on...

    I doubt it would take too much work to get it on the road. Big plusses are the 1600 TP engine, intact screen, and interesting wheels. Downside is the need for a respray and wiring. Wouldn't mind...
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    That's looking great Brett. I wasn't sure about...

    That's looking great Brett. I wasn't sure about the bonnet at first (I like the concave nature of the original especially with the nostrils) but now that I see what you have done with the extractor...
  16. Seems like a good idea. Which reminds me, I keep...

    Seems like a good idea. Which reminds me, I keep meaning to buy a Fire Extinguisher to keep inside the car at all times.

    UK re-seller here:-...
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    The tilt mechanism on a sunroof is an ideal means...

    The tilt mechanism on a sunroof is an ideal means of venting the cabin to create the airflow needed across the screen to stop misting. Unfortuantely my sunroof doesn't tilt at present - it's either...
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    I used to like seeing these slot mags with red...

    I used to like seeing these slot mags with red slots - but that would clash with your paintwork. Not so keen on the black so it's a bare from me. That means...cough..you've got three bares.... :coat:
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    Great news - well done Lauren. Time to post up a...

    Great news - well done Lauren. Time to post up a few new pictures of the completed car.
  20. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: So it turns out the Cheap ebay Carb I bought is...

    So it turns out the Cheap ebay Carb I bought is in fact a 34 pict-3 model which is supposedly the ideal combination to go with the SDVA distributor. You may recall I tried this carb with limited...
  21. Thread: Engine Missfire

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    Sticky: This was the advice I received - "Really with a...

    This was the advice I received - "Really with a 30 Pict-1 you want a short cap, short base single vacuum only distributor as originally fitted to VWs between 1965-68"

    I'm thinking of just going...
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    Sticky: Thanks Bret and Dirk My reply from Machine 7...

    Thanks Bret and Dirk

    My reply from Machine 7 also indicates that they don't think the 30 pict Carb is really suitable.
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    An opening (or removable) rear window is a great...

    An opening (or removable) rear window is a great idea for improving ventilation. I have to take my sunroof out when driving in damp conditions to stop the screen from misting - but of course this...
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    Sticky: Yes that makes sense Lauren - the engine itself...

    Yes that makes sense Lauren - the engine itself is most likely responsible for the amount of vacuum pulled not the Carb?

    Reading the description of the SVDA distributor again:- ...
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    Sticky: Thanks Lauren - My thoughts now are to still go...

    Thanks Lauren - My thoughts now are to still go for the SVDA distributor as (I think) this is essentaily an 009 but with the adddition of vacuum advance? If this is the case, my Carb may not be up to...
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