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by miniman82
Thu May 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1962 spyder timing problems
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: 1962 spyder timing problems

16 degrees where, at idle? Check the manual, static timing is much higher.
by miniman82
Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR UPGRADE/REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Re: ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR UPGRADE/REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

Or you can get rid of the confounded device altogether...
by miniman82
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Weber dcoe progressive how-to
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Weber dcoe progressive how-to

You have to cut the throttle shaft in the middle and find a way to attach a vacuum actuator to the non pedal operated side. Then there’s the tuning...
by miniman82
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo timing questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Turbo timing questions...

Ah, there’s a new version. I used the old v3 lite jr model, apparently the latest/greatest version has native USB support and some other features. I tend to go the cheap route, but the choice is yours. There’s not much price difference anymore, might as well get the best one I suppose? https://www.a...
by miniman82
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo timing questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Turbo timing questions...

There only one, so what do you mean?
by miniman82
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo timing questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Turbo timing questions...

I don’t trust those things any farther than I can throw them, just too damn inconsistent for my liking. Do megajolt, you’ll thank me later.
by miniman82
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo timing questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Turbo timing questions...

To answer your question since I missed it last time, I don’t think you can just remove the retard canister since it’s connected to the plate inside the distributor. I believe you still need something to keep it from flopping around, so the correct solution would be to leave the can but remove the ho...
by miniman82
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: 180 Turbo Distributor Questions

Bad running with the hose removed is the result of the vacuum leak you just created, it’s running lean and will do so unless you plug the hose. Sound to me like you have the wrong main jet in your YH, or the lifting arm isn’t raising the needle properly to enrich the mixture, or your turbo is seized...
by miniman82
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Turbo timing questions...
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

Re: Turbo timing questions...

Nothing wrong with reduced initial timing and no retard, in the VW world we call it "locked out" timing when this is done. It's not harmful to the engine when done correctly, but there are side effects: 1. you will likely have to add idle throttle with the adjustment screw to raise idle RPM, since t...
by miniman82
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 1962 150HP distributor question
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: 1962 150HP distributor question

Whatever you do, don’t push the engine hard on boost if you hear signs of detonation. It’s a bit like a rattle can of paint being shaken, if you hear that get off the gas.
by miniman82
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: turbo noise
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: turbo noise

If it were the turbo you would know. Only thing that can make a noise like that is the compressor making contact with its housing, which would mean the bearing is shot, which usually winds up causing a massive oil leak before you ever hear the noise. So unless you see a smoke screen at your tailpipe...
by miniman82
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: To Turbo or Not to Turbo
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: To Turbo or Not to Turbo

Detonation is your enemy here, unless you know exactly what you're doing and have a plan of attack to keep it at bay, I would not attempt this.
by miniman82
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Spark Plugs for 64 Spyder
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Spark Plugs for 64 Spyder

If you find they foul out too easily, go a couple ranges hotter and see if that cures it. I had issues with the stock plugs being too cold, if the center electrode doesn't get hot enough, deposits won't burn off like they're supposed to and fouling will result.
by miniman82
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Please help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Please help!!!

good lord Brad, I get lost looking for the end of your posts sometimes lol. Check to see that the main jets are clear, sounds like it's running lean on progression. As for the difficult hot restarts, my car had the same issue. Turned out fuel wasn't being pumped to the carb- electric under tank pump...
by miniman82
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Any experience with the Knocksense system?
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Any experience with the Knocksense system?

It can be a chore to get them dialed in correctly, air cooled engines tend to be noisier than other engines which can false trigger the sensor.
by miniman82
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Pull through water injection
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Pull through water injection

If you use a devil's own kit it doesn't much care how much boost pressure you make if you're plumbed after the compressor, 15 psi boost doesn't make a lot of water flow difference when there's 150psi pushing the water in there. Sure it's gonna make a small difference, but probably not enough to matt...

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