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Re: [T3] SP-2 air cleaner

On 13 Dec 2003 at 13:50, Mark Seaton wrote:

> Do you think it would harm things if the thermostat is toast and I set it to
> always draw warm air? It does have the little thin nut so I can adjust it.

You only want the preheated air for warmup. If you continue to feed it warm/hot 
air it won't be happy, and it won't run as strongly (hot air is less dense.) 
I'm not sure whether it will actually make the engine run hotter.

> I found a Fish carb last weekend and am thinking of giving it a go as I'm
> still not happy with the twin carbs performance (mpg) so this may all be
> irrelevant, though if I go the single carb route I think I will definitely
> need some pre-heating to prevent the carb icing.
> I'm looking for something I could cobble together as a manifold for it if
> anyones got anything spare- FI manifold and air box, FI air cleaner, single
> carb manifold and cleaner? Something b*g?!?

Fish? [Sidedraft?]

It's hard to imagine why you would want to drop back to that arrangement.
How are your dist advance mechanisms? They BOTH have to be working, and 
smoothly, to get the best fuel efficiency.

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

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