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by miker
Mon May 20, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Is this idle OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Is this idle OK?

I levelled out the pickup with some brass shim stock and set the gap to .5mm. No difference. I pulled one plug wire at a time, #2 was definitely missing more than the others. Looked at the plug compared to #1 and they look the same. Nice and clean. I opened up the idle mixture screw 1/2 turn and it ...
by miker
Sat May 18, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Brake Booster Leak?
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Brake Booster Leak?

Tristan- There is a lot going on around the booster and MC. The brake lines are steel, and while they can be bent, you could also really mess them up in the attempt. There is a rod to attach to the brake pedal on the end of the booster so you need a fair amount of freedom of movement to get the boos...
by miker
Sat May 18, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 44IDFs on a 1438
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: 44IDFs on a 1438

Some interesting discussion of throttle plate angle in the 44s with small venturis vs. smaller carb with same size venturis. That may be where the tradeoff is. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/archi ... index.html
by miker
Sat May 18, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 44IDFs on a 1438
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: 44IDFs on a 1438

Not to point out the obvious but if they could never work they would not make them. Pierce Manifolds sells 28s. I would start with 115 main jets.
by miker
Sat May 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Is this idle OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Is this idle OK?

I have it set for 10 degrees BTDC, but have not checked recently. I think I kind of got used to it running this way, because for awhile, I had no vac advance (back when I ran IDFs) and used to set it to more than 10. One other thing I noticed when I went down the path that Brad suggested. I checked ...
by miker
Fri May 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Is this idle OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Is this idle OK?

Sorry about the fan. Yes, it is definitely an engine miss at idle. I'm running NGK BP6ES plugs. Engine temp is fine (see fan running). Engine runs smoothly except for this miss at idle. Good suggestion to look at the plugs after idling.
by miker
Thu May 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Is this idle OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Is this idle OK?

My car has idled like this for years, but I'm wondering if it could be better. Every two years I have to pass smog here in Oregon, which entails limits for unburned hydrocarbons (300ppm) and a 2.5% limit on CO. I usually can't pass that test with the car as you hear it in the video. But they let me ...
by miker
Thu May 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: TORRINO
Replies: 43
Views: 641

Re: TORRINO

This is a very cool project!

What is the cover between the cam boxes?

Are you running the original points distributor?

Can you describe the fuel distribution setup for your IDFs?
by miker
Wed May 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: evaporative emissions renewal
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: evaporative emissions renewal

I have the two diagrams side by side (before/after 1978). The valve I have is listed as "check valve/pressure relief valve" and the simpler replacement is just a "check valve". Is there something else in the later system that serves as a pressure relief, e.g., would I need the later canister? The la...