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VolksmanParticipantSeptember 20, 2018 at 8:56 amPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantSeptember 16, 2018 at 10:39 pmPost count: 60
Saw Franz at the classic yesterday and said hi. Wanted to visit but he was busy dealing with swap meet stuff. Later he had quite the group hanging out (think I saw Cole and others over there) so I didn’t bother him. Missed seeing you and corporate this year John.
I hope Franz brings his bus next time. I was dying to see it.VolksmanParticipantSeptember 5, 2018 at 12:09 pmPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantAugust 21, 2018 at 2:22 pmPost count: 60
I have been messing with this problem for the last week or so trying various things to fix the issue. So far no luck. I have moved the fuel lines away from any direct heat source. I believe it may be exactly what John described with the fuel bubbling over into the intake. I started the car, drove down the street and parked. It was probably two minutes total. Enough that it was warm but not super hot. I left the car sitting for 45 minutes or so and then tried to start it up again and it was the same thing, starter turning but no firing. I can faintly smell gas so I believe it is flooding. I got it to go after a little while and a lot of angry words. I tried adjusting the choke a little bit but that didn’t seem to help. Is it the needle and float that control that gas drip into the manifold? Or could it be the choke as Scott suggested? What would you guys recommend as far as adjusting the choke or the needle / seat and float?
I am leaning away from the vapor lock idea because I don’t think it is getting hot enough to do that. The air has been warm in the evening here but not scorching. I also have all the proper tin and a new engine seal. I will still avoid the ethanol treated gas and get clean fuel in the future.
I am super frustrated because I want to drive this car and not worry about having it be difficult to start up.VolksmanParticipantAugust 15, 2018 at 8:06 amPost count: 60
I completely understand John. If you do happen to come to the show I will stop by and say hi. My boys are super excited to go. Last year my youngest kept talking about how cool your dog was. At any rate I may still smoke up a bunch of pulled pork, bring some homemade BBQ sauce and buns. I will look for you or any of the other KCW guys and hook ’em up with some lunch. 🙂VolksmanParticipantAugust 15, 2018 at 6:32 amPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantAugust 15, 2018 at 6:29 amPost count: 60
When Tim at Volksbiz rebuilt the carb he used a good German kit so I think it should be OK. The fuel pump is a cheap replacement so I’ll look for a good German one.
Unfortunately most gas stations have that treated gas here in Utah so it’s a pain. I’ll be sure to find a stration that offers fuel without that Crap in it.
Thanks for the feedback everoneVolksmanParticipantAugust 14, 2018 at 6:40 amPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantAugust 4, 2018 at 7:13 amPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantJuly 18, 2018 at 7:05 amPost count: 60
I have seen so many testimonials from KCW Spa Treatment customers that I am certain it is an amazing experience. I have mentioned it before but I have been doing just what you said Rustabus and been scraping together whatever cash I can to get my bug there. I was trying to get there this last spring but timing didn’t work out. So now I am hoping for a fall visit. I want my car dialed in so bad!VolksmanParticipantJuly 4, 2018 at 3:16 pmPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantJune 5, 2018 at 10:09 amPost count: 60VolksmanParticipantJune 4, 2018 at 11:57 amPost count: 60
It was fun to follow you guys during the race. I can’t wait to hear from the drivers, support crew and others who were there about the details of the actual race. I hope the car didn’t get too destroyed. Hopefully pictures will come with the storytelling. 🙂VolksmanParticipantMay 4, 2018 at 4:49 pmPost count: 60
I’ve been emailing John about coming out there. Need some TLC / Spa treatment on my bug. Got the money finally saved up now just need to get a date set. Reading this thread is getting me so excited to get out there. This will be my first trip as well. I have been following the site for so many years it will be awesome to finally get there.
Looks like you guys had an amazing adventure at KCW!