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Re: [T3] I think I found the problem, sort of

On 18 Dec 2002 at 23:40, cesaro suma wrote:

> >From: Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org>
> >Hang on to the very
> >special, very nice right angle dist cap connectors. You'll never find new 
> >ones anywhere.
> i just bought a whole set of bosch sp wires from my vwflaps a couple of 
> months ago. or did you mean JUST the right angle ends?

What I was talking about here was JUST the right angle ends. The OE right angle 
ends screw onto the wire and can be reused indefinitely. The new ones you got 
are a single use item and not nearly as nice.

I have some good used ends, but I want TWICE as much for a set of 5 as you 
probably paid for your complete modern SP wire set.

BTW, if you get a wire set with just straight (not right angle) ends the wires 
will wear against the underside of your engine lid. The end result will be 
twofold: You'll wear thru the insulation under the lid, and the wire insulation 
will eventually wear thru and short out. Early type 3s had shorter 
distributors, however, and could get away with this.

Somebody confirm this for me: Is it true that some carbed type 3s still came 
with the right angle connectors even though the dist was shorter? Or did they 
all come that way? Or did none of them come that way? If only some got these, 
when did it start?

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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