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Re: type3-d Digest V2005 #44

In a message dated 1/25/05 5:09:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
franzmoore@optonline.net writes:

<< As i'm not a professional mechanic, just have a set of metric tools and a 
love of VW's, i'm also wondering if it might just be easier for me to revert 
to the dual carb set up that came on the earlier type III's. I know there has 
been debate on carb versus fuel injection, and i would prefer to go back to the 
fuel injection, not sure i'm up to the task, technically or financially. Just 
thought someone might have some input as to the best way to go. I've really 
enjoyed the posts in the past and have admired the way you guys help each other 
out. Thanks!  >>

The biggest thing you need to determine is whether or not the FI wiring 
harness is still there. I only say that because a good harness is essential. If 
it's not there, or isn't in really good condition, you might want to convert to 
carbs, until you gather ALL the FI parts you're going to need, then sell the 
carbs on the Samba to someone looking for a set. I'm only suggesting this, since 
your engine is already converted to a carb, and t-3 duals will fit under the 
floor deck. You've already got a low pressure fuel pump in place to run them 
too, so your major expense would be the carbs and intakes themselves, along 
with the air cleaner. This set up works very well, and both Russ and the Samba 
have tuning instructions to help in setting them up. For most of us here who use 
the dual Solex 32's, they are basically a set it and forget it deal. Although 
there are some who still can't quite get it right too, right Keith? ;-) 
 Jim, Keith or Russ might be able to give you a complete list of parts needed 
to return the car to FI. This might let you decide on whether or not you have 
everything needed. I hope this helps. 
Now ducking for cover. : )

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
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