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Re: [T3] T3 FI to Carb Conversion

On 17 Jul 99, at 0:33, Suzanna E. Nope wrote:

> I recently aquired a 71 squareback with fuel injection that I want to
> convert to a dual carb set-up.  I'm looking for "how to" instructions from
> someone who's done this to their T-3, i.e. suggested carbs, things to know
> for successful installation (fuel line alterations, placement of fuel
> pump, suggested type of fuel pump, distributor replacement, etc.) If
> anyone out there can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!

The FI is an excellent system. Don't assume that a conversion to 
carbs will be pain-free. Both systems have their learning curves, but 
the carbs, since they are not OE, have limited support. You cannot 
buy carbs that will just bolt on and be jetted correctly and will run 
flawlessly from the start.

Most people consider the switch because they don't understand the FI. 
Once they switch to carbs they discover that they don't understand 
carbs. Remember: the grass is always greener on the other side of the 

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

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