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  • John Jones
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    Are you guys taking in mechanical work these day or just custom restorations? My 73 bug has a Kuhltek 009 distributor, with Petronix I think, and I read that they’re not reliable. When built the motor had a vacuum advance dizzy and I don’t know how it ended up with a centrifigul.

    We are still doing drive in work…

    The only distributors I run are 009’s, original stuff hopefully.. or MSD… I have little trust for much else..  and I am not a fan of converting to the electronic ign…  Just My opinion.

    Maybe we swapped it??  I dunno..

    John Jones
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    Have you had time to take that SIDEHILL rig out and cover some ground with it yet ?

    Like John Asked… Have you had it out??  I know you mentioned you have a spot near silverton..

    sidehill
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    After I posted my question I read some info on Dizzys on Aircooled.net.  They contradicted what I read on some other forum and Aircooled says 009s are fine.  If dizzy is OK then I still have some other diagnosis or carb work I need done.  Car has dual Weber 44 IDFs which are running too rich.  I haven’t had the car in the hills much due to carb and other issues that maybe you guys can help me with.  Should I call and make an appointment or just stop by?

    John Jones
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    After I posted my question I read some info on Dizzys on Aircooled.net. They contradicted what I read on some other forum and Aircooled says 009s are fine. If dizzy is OK then I still have some other diagnosis or carb work I need done. Car has dual Weber 44 IDFs which are running too rich. I haven’t had the car in the hills much due to carb and other issues that maybe you guys can help me with. Should I call and make an appointment or just stop by?

    Yeah.. Internet.. There is a lot of good advise out there…  And honestly… ANYTHING will work… Just some setups work better.

    Your asking about carb jetting…  Check the weber manual and put in what came stock.  It will work.. You might need to go down or up an idle jet, but thats all….  I run big 2 liters, I drive from 10K feet to sea level without changing jets all the time.  If you need help adjusting carbs, the CB dellorto book really breaks it down nice..  It’s not hard once you understand it..   But you need to be able to dial them in if you gonna own em and run em… Just part of the commitment of driving a VW…. 😎  😎

    Dizzy’s….  again.. They all work some.. 😎  Shit will run…  Always run a good one… I prefer points cause I can fix them with a file or sand paper most the time… But a lot of people swear by electronic..    MSD seems to be bullet proof… and 009’s seem to be a solid choice for a simple setup.  Bosch 009’s though… anything else i a compromise IMO…

    I rarely look to the internet for VW advise…  But again.. I am blessed… 😎

    sidehill
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    Thanks for the advice on carbs and dizzys.

    I’m really not much of a mechanic and I’d rather have someone else check out my engine to get it running right. I also have some suspension issues.

    Are you guys interested in the engine and suspension work?

    Thanks

    Franz
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    Maybe in a couple of weeks.  We are very busy right now, and an employee short.

    sidehill
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    Ok thanks.  I’ll be in touch.

    sidehill
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    I was wondering if you guys are ready yet to work on my bug.

    Mainly I want to get the engine to run well.  The spark is very weak and I wonder if it has to do with the ignition.  I pulled the coil and tested it and it checks out OK.  The serial number on the coil shows that it is a Bosch Blue, but it is black????

    I thought I had a Pertronix but turns out it’s a Compu Fire.  I read that those types can’t be bump started.  If that’s true I think I’d rather go with points as John suggested.  I want to be sure I have the correct dizzy though.

    I’d also like a compression test too just to make sure I don’t have other issues.  It will probably need some carb adjustments too.

    Thanks

    Sidehill

    Pat K
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    I was wondering if you guys are ready yet to work on my bug. Thanks Sidehill

    Wes says early next week is looking good…👍👍

    We will build it if it comes.

    sidehill
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    Pat

    Thanks.  That will work.  I will call Monday.

    Sidehill

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