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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Clay

Yes, the orange hose just goes in the back.. it's open at the end, but no vacuum.

I will try with the oil filler cap off and see what happens. I read up on blow-by:

http://www.vw-resource.com/crankcase_ventilation.html

and learned quite a bit. Ideally, the stock air filter seems to be best with the vacuum hose from the oil filler. At the moment I have absolutely no vacuum so I can see why oil just goes everywhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I found the problem! With Clay's advice I started poking around and found that the orange hose that goes from the oil filler was pressed flat between the clip of the valve cover and the valve cover, likely to keep it in place.

I also cut the orange hose down to about 5 inches and just hid it under the rear of the fiberglass body. It was full of slick gross ness from being clamped tight so I cleaned it out.

Runs great now! Even better than before and doesn't drop any oil... none!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, glad to hear!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I'd like to get some more power for my buggy!

I'd like to replace the Empi carb... What would be the best upgrade without getting too crazy for the carb? I'd like a bit more lower end if possible. Appreciate your advice! And any links to CIP1 etc would be helpful in terms of what upgrades to do.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooohh! A chance to use one of my favourite lines!

"Speed costs money. How fast do you wanna go?"
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure - but my main criteria is I don't want to add parts that require a lot of maintenance etc. Just a few simple upgrades that are literally bolt on if that makes sense? Is there such a think as a dual carb (as one unit?)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok here's what I'm really thinking... what do I need to do to make the front wheels of my buggy come off the ground when I chomp on it?! Keep in mind I can lift the front, it's super light!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bailing wire some cinder blocks to the exhaust. If that don't work try more horsepower
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of adding some extra weight to the back...but it would make for some scary driving otherwise!
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I insured the buggy yesterday, changed the oil this morning, gave it a once over (ie looked at it for an hour) and took it out today. Runs like a top - almost.

Wasn't there a movie where a VW bug sat in a field for 50 years or so, and then somebody found it and it started right away?

Battery is almost dead so will replace that... however couple of things I hope you VW wizards will know.

The shifter has a FZ stamped on it, but to be frank, it's kinda terrible. Second gear always wants to grind into reverse, and it's impossible to find first gear. I have a 74 bug I drive as a daily driver and it shifts perfectly. Is it the FZ shifter, me or ? I think a stock one would be best...?

And the motor has AJ stamped on it (as well as a "WE" on the left side..) so I believe it's a fuel injected block from 75-79. It has the EMPI dual stage 32/36 carb on it. But the distributor is a 021 905 205 (that I pulled from an early 70's bus motor, and the buggy originally had a cheap aftermarket 009) - I looked online and it shows it with a vacuum can on it, but mine doesn't have one. What's the best distributor for my setup? A single vacuum advance? It definitely doesn't have the power I believe it should.

Oh, and the fuel gauge suddenly stopped working. Is that a fuse or something more involved?

Would love some help thx!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to be installing this over the weekend! Hoping for a few days of sunshine!! Cheers!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to replace the old carb and intake manifold (no heat risers)... going to go with either:

https://www.cip1.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C13%2D47%2D7315

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https://www.cip1.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C13%2D47%2D0622

I was thinking of going dual carbs but it's for the buggy and I don't want to have to cut out more of the fiberglass body to make it fit... as well I've read that a center mount is better due to flooding etc from going off road.

Looking for some feedback on the top two carbs or if there's a better one to consider?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed a new manifold with heat risers, and kept it single carb. Im still using the existing EMPI 32/36 and seems to run great now.

When I was removing the old cover caps on the exhaust ports where the heat risers go (my old manifold never had the heat risers), the surfaces weren't even. There was loads of crap and crud on them, so I got them down flush. I think this is why it may of been backfiring before on de-acceleration. Fingers crossed!

Gonna throw insurance on it this week once the sun returns, and hopefully should only need a bit of tinkering before ready for spring and summer!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: heat risers Reply with quote

Agreed I think that is why it may of been backfiring before on de-acceleration it doesn't take much of a gap I have a jar full of block offs nice black matte finish if you want a set with gaskets give me an pm. Check the shift plate for wear when you change the shifter it could be the cause of the problem I used a 009 with my 32/36 carb it a had a bit of a flat spot not bad if you just booted it all the time you get that distributor figured out the gas gauge start with a tester and look to see if you have power. If you want to pop wheelies lighter rims lighter beam get the tank in rear lose weight and talk to mitchy965
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I insured it late last week, and it's running great. No backfiring, starts perfect, and doesn't hesitate/stall at stops like it used to. I think the heat risers make a huge difference by keeping the manifold warm.

It does hesitate ever so slightly when accelerating, however I think that's the 009 distributor. I just installed a new Pertronix 009, it had a 005 (also a 205? same model number, see my earlier posts with pictures) before, which was from an early 70s bus. And it feels like the second barrel on the Empi 32/36F carb doesn't appear to open unless I floor the pedal down. Should I double check the acceleration cable connection/length/etc or ?

Other than a few trivial cosmetic things, changing the shifter plate (I have an extra or two) and figuring out the gas gauge (which used to work, I'll check the wiring) it goes like a dream!
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