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Re: Notch Continues...

> I drove my Notch for the first time yesterday!
> I went to VW Classic in it.
> Made the 196 mile round trip okay.
> On climbing hills I get popping back
> through the carbs.
> I don't know if it is timing or Vacuum advance
> or what it is.  Only happens under load.
> More than half throttle up hill.
> Any Ideas?

The S engine was high compression.  Unless you have changed that, or 
gone to extradordinary lengths to get high octane gas, this sounds 
like knocking.  It can be VERY hard on your engine.

> Irvine was great!  22 Notchbacks showed up.
> I found an "S" for my license light.
> I still can't find the rubber seal for the light housing.
> I still am looking for mud flaps and lower rocker moulding
> clips.  Found a couple at the show, I didn't want to pay $2.00 each.
> How do you adjust valves or set timing on a type 3?
> I know type 1 and 2 real well.
> I don't know where the marks on the pulley are.

I recommend the Bentley manual.  Well worth the investment.
Volkswagen Official Service Manual
Type 3 Fastback and Squareback 1968-1973
published by Robert Bentley, Cambridge, Mass, 1974
ISBN 0-8376-0057-X / LPV 997 383 / VSQU
(excellent book, complete and well written)

> Unless I can learn, I am thinking of putting a type 1 engine in my notch.
> I am up and going though...

The T1 engine draws its cooling air in from the upper part of the
engine compartment.  On the T3 there is no way to seal this off
effectively from the exhaust heat and the used, now hot, cooling air.
A T1 engine put in like this will quickly fail from overheating. 
This would be a MUCH more expensive way to go than to just learn the
ins and outs of your very nice notch.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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