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

On 23 Jun 2005 at 6:42, Timothy Kender wrote:

> My 1973's AT behaves oddly. I took it to my mechanic to see if he can 
> adjust the carb (PO removed all FI when he replaced the T3 with a bug 
> engine sans tin!) the mechanic adjusted the carb, checked the VM & 
> hoses, wired the chocke, set dwell, timing, points, etc.

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.

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.

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

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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