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Re: [T3] 1973 AutoTranny Symptoms.. Advice please.

On Jun 23, 2005, at 7:38 AM, Jim Adney wrote:

You sent a very well thought-out message with lots of good info, but my guess is that the secret is in your first paragraph.

Where is the VM hose connected on this engine? I'm guessing that someone connected it to some sort of vacuum port on the carb, just because this was all they had, and this is giving the VM a completely wrong signal. The VM needs straight manifold vacuum, which means that it needs to be connected to a port somewhere down on the actual manifold.

Thankfully, the VM is attached to the manifold. All plumbing lines look intact, have appropriate measurements of vacuum, etc.

In the meantime, you probably need to be thinking about getting a type 3 engine in there so it can get the cooling it needs. Even a beetle engine WITH tin won't last long here; without tin it's hard to imagine what the lifetime might be, but it can't be long. If you post your approx location, there may be someone here who can help you find an appropriate engine.

Yes, I agree with you. I would love to get away from the Bug engine & go back to T3. I will also need the metallic structure that joins the left & right rear fenders (the cross member?) that was cutting- torched out of there! I have about 90% of the old tin.

Did you get the old FI parts when you bought the car? That would be the best deal for you.

I also need to get the FI system that did not come with it from the PO.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

I live in Phoenix, AZ. Anyone out there with spare body & tin for my 73 T3? I need the cross member where the oil fill/dipstick goes. I also need misc. pieces of tin. Not sure what as I have a lot, but was told I have about 90%. If you name the piece, I will have no clue. If you describe it, I can tell you if it is there in a box. I do have the generator, the tin that goes over the cylinders, the duct work that leads air to the fan. i have the fan, shroud, and such. i don't have any tin that goes between the body & the engine's front. Did that help?

Thanks in advance,
1973 Fasty "Sport"
1977 Highroof "Little Buddha"

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