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71_georgia_beetle



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:24 am    Post subject: 74 Westy Air Cleaner Reply with quote

I premise this by saying that I believe in German engineering. What did the 74 Westy or Transporter have for an air cleaner? My 71 Beetle has an oil bath and the 76 has a paper filter. I'm pretty sure that the little, shiny, race car looking paper aftermarket was not stock.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to tell for sure from the picture, but it looks like you have a Weber progressive carb. They are not stock and do have shiny race car airfilters on them. Not a problem if you keep them clean.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do yourself a favor.

Remove that POS carb... Grab a 12 gauge shotgun.

Blast it into oblivion! You'll be a step ahead right from the start! Replace the stock FI.

That Carb belongs on a Ford Pinto- thats what it came on.. There is nothing worse for a TIV engine.

I have a complete stock FI system that I'll let you have for 100bucks!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a type 4 air filter you can have if you need it once you get a stock set up.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mountain Power House wrote:
Do yourself a favor.

Remove that POS carb... Grab a 12 gauge shotgun.

Blast it into oblivion! You'll be a step ahead right from the start! Replace the stock FI.

That Carb belongs on a Ford Pinto- thats what it came on.. There is nothing worse for a TIV engine.

I have a complete stock FI system that I'll let you have for 100bucks!
All that with free install and tune up! Can't go wrong Very Happy

I think I'll take you up on that offer. I assume you know something about these engines?????????????????????????
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I assume you know something about these engines?????????????????????????



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mountain Power House wrote:
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I assume you know something about these engines?????????????????????????


WOW. Who's that skinny kid in the picture? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mountain Power House wrote:
Do yourself a favor.

Remove that POS carb... Grab a 12 gauge shotgun.

Blast it into oblivion! You'll be a step ahead right from the start! Replace the stock FI.

That Carb belongs on a Ford Pinto- thats what it came on.. There is nothing worse for a TIV engine.

I have a complete stock FI system that I'll let you have for 100bucks!
From what I'm reading, 74 automatics had FI but manual. 1975 all bays had FI. I have a 74 manual, will FI work? Can it work? Or should I convert it back to a dual carb and ditch the POS progressive?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not many 74s had EFI, but you can retrofit it... Or a set of dal carbs, anything but that damn POS Progressivve!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mountain Power House wrote:
Not many 74s had EFI, but you can retrofit it... Or a set of dal carbs, anything but that damn POS Progressivve!
I think without the knowledge of FI to start and even less about a retrofit, I'm in the market for a set of carbs, linkage and manifolds. Thanks a million for your help.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotcha covered. Dig up 650 bucks
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