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Re: How easy is it?

Unless you're going for horsepower increases stick with FI!  Carbs aren't easier
than FI and I think are much more finicky than FI (they can't compensate for 
elevation for one thing).  They have to be synched, jetted, -- this is a 
trial-and-error process for the *fine* tuning -- and harder to start when it's 
cold (unless they come with chokes and Dell's don't).  FI will give you more 
performance and mileage compared with an equal, carbed engine as it meters the 
fuel mixture exactly to the engine's requirements (more so than carbs can).  
Believe me, I once owned FI and am now carbed and when I can get the money I 
will be switching my system to FI (but not stock FI).

I have two, 2bbl 36mm Dellorto carbs and they fit under the deck lid (though I 
don't think they make them any more).  You can get either 32mm or 34mm (I don't 
remember which size) Dellortos that fit under the deck lid.  Don't even consider
anything higher 36mm, like 40mm, unless your engine is a 2L or bigger.  If you 
have to do any cutting to the cargo area/deck lid then don't buy them!

     Toby Erkson, air_cooled_nut@pobox.com
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L
     Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/

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Subject: How easy is it?
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    11/29/97 3:32 PM

  I am having problems with my fuel injection.  So, I have decided(with help
from fellow volks owners) to convert to a carb.  My problem is that I do not
have that much money for it.  I need to know the best quality for the least
amount of money.  Also, how easy is it to convert one?  Do you need special
tools to do it?
           The last question.  i have heard to put a carb in you must cut a
hole in the floor.  Is this true?  How would you cover the carb?  Oh, if it
makes a difference I have a 69 squareback.


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