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[T3] Newbie with question on stock FI

Hi All,
  I'm new to this group, but not new to Type 3's or VW's in general.  Back
in the 70's I probly rebuilt 20-30 VW's and bathtub Porsches.  Was an
obsession with me for a while.  The biggest project I undertook, VW wise,
was a squareback.  I started with a 64 frame.  Put disks all the way around
on it.  Built up a Corvair 140 hp engine and VW tranny.  Put a 67 body I
found on it, that was in perfect condition.  The car ran like a 911 Porsche,
and in fact would usually walk away from 911's up in the San Bernadino
mountains.  I had all kinds of handling improvements on it too.  DB&HVW's
did an article on the car in '76 I think.  Kept it for two years, til some
jerk ran a red light and took the front end off.  I was heartbroken. I had
so much work in it, I just sold it.  It was a kick, though.

  Now, to my question.  My 16 year old son has decided he wants a
Squareback.  We found one for sale in nice condition, except the motor has
200,000 original miles on it.  It's running not well at all.  The guy says
the fuel injection is not working properly and that it's the "brain".  I
never worked on a VW EFI even once, and am wondering if these units can be
rebuilt?  I know the early type 3's had carbs, but can you still get them?
My son is not interested in performance, he just wants a good running car
and he likes the old look.  I can rebuild the motor etc., no problem, but
any advice about what to do about the EFI setup would be greatly

Thanks in advance,

Jim Showker

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