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Post by fluxcap on Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:50 am

I've put a pressure gauge on it a couple of times and it seems good. Always around 2.5-3 pounds. Gonna recheck it again. Maybe it's a bum gauge. I've got a holley regulator (this one actually has really really good reviews), but I haven't put it on yet. I was hoping to avoid using it as it's kinda bulky and quite frankly will be an eyesore in the engine compartment. But I may have to use it.

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Post by vwtattooed on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:20 am

you may have a sticky float Eric, if your pressure is good and it is still leaking i lean towards a float issue. i can't say for sure as i don't know where it is leaking.
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Post by bumblebuggy on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:26 am

How the hell do they impound a car for no insurance? Were you driving it or did they just steal it from the street?
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by fluxcap on Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:36 am

vwtattooed wrote:you may have a sticky float Eric, if your pressure is good and it is still leaking i lean towards a float issue. i can't say for sure as i don't know where it is leaking.

Yeah, I popped the top off the other day and the float and needle both seemed to be working great. I was thinking it was heat soak after shutdown causing the gas to expand and build pressure, cause I put a gauge on it, and drove it around and it stayed at 3lbs. Then once I cut it off, the gauge would rise to around 8lbs. However, it's been much cooler lately and the engine has been running much much cooler and it's still doing it. I've also checked all my lines and none are resting on a heat sourse (manifolds or heaterbox). I'll do some more experimenting with it as soon as I get back. I know it's leaking from around the throttle shaft (even though it was just rebushed), but it also appears to be leaking from a few other places I haven't been able to determine yet as there are traces of gas pretty much all over it sometimes.

I've read that the throttle shaft, even when brand new, is not an airtight seal, and leaking from there will still happen if the pressure gets to high. I just got to figure out why the pressure stays so high. Guess I'll put the gauge on it again and mess around with the pushrod some more and try out the regulator.

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Post by Bugman114 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:35 pm

fluxcap wrote:I've read that the throttle shaft, even when brand new, is not an airtight seal, and leaking from there will still happen if the pressure gets to high


I'm tellin ya, ya need to dial down that hidden blow thru turbo. geek
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Post by ASBug on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:29 am

vwtattooed wrote:you may have a sticky float Eric, if your pressure is good and it is still leaking i lean towards a float issue. i can't say for sure as i don't know where it is leaking.
I had a float once (plastic hollow one, not foam) that had seperated a slight bit and was allowing a little gas to get inside the float. This of course would not allow the float to get all the way up. Try this, take out the float hold it up to the sunlight and look through it, see any movement?
Funny thing was I sat this float on a work bench in every possible angle and never could get the gas (liquid) out of the float. 2 months later it was still in there!
I just put in an old Solex one and boomo presto fixed....
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by fluxcap on Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:17 pm

Unfortunately, I don't think it's the float. I actually just replaced the carb because the first one was doing the exact same thing. The current one is a rebuilt german solex done by Keifernet(from the samba) and I'm having the exact same problem. Definitely believe it is pressure related overriding the needle valve. I'll check anything though! Smile Hopefully I can get this squared away before Tampa. Thinking about getting dual kadrons and going with an electric fuel pump and regulator setup. I'm just tired of worrying about my car going up in flames.

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Post by PeeWeeMan91 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:52 pm

Hey how much is that kadron setup
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by Bugman114 on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:56 pm

i use a carter electric pump. its supposed to be internally regulated, and has worked fine for me, with no issues. I bought it at summit for about $70.
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Post by 57RTOval on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:17 pm

One little victory: I replaced the master cylinder, wheel cylinders, hoses and some of the metal brakes lines on the 66 last week. After much bleeding, the result was the pedal still going to the floor. It got parked out back for a while. I decided to look into things tonight an noticed slight pedal pressure just above the floor. All the wheels were pulled and brakes adjusted again. The brakes are back! The first time I stomped on it, one of the front wheels even chirped a bit. After some more test driving to settle the shoes in more, I'll readjust the brakes and she'll be roadworthy once again.
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Post by Cambur on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:44 pm

buff, wet sand, buff, wet sand some more!
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by meinvw on Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:16 am

sand, sand, sand, skim, sand, sand, sand, sand, skim, skim, sand, skim, sand, cuss, skim some more, sand, sand , cuss a bit louder, pull widshield, cuss a whole lot, brush, sand, skim, fill, sand, sand, sand, sand, sand.... Will repeat today!
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Post by Cambur on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:13 am

Changed my username from 59 euro rag to cambur since the euro rag is long gone!

Thanks Bryce

now... off to buff that paint!
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by fluxcap on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:50 am

PeeWeeMan91 wrote:Hey how much is that kadron setup

They start at $499 for the 40's.
http://www.lowbugget.com/Kadron_carb_page.html

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:36 pm

New wheels with new rubber
205/40/17 for the front
215/50/17 for the rear

Going to be sick for sure

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Post by Cambur on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Gewwwww,

What you putting those on Bryce?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:43 pm

Pretty sure I am going to put them on Pat

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Post by buggin70 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:45 pm

i loveeeeee pattttttttt haha
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Post by Cambur on Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:46 pm

its gunna look sweet!
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Post by callahan on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:35 pm

those would look sick tucked up under frida!
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by buggin70 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:42 pm

broke my exhaust so i had to order a new one
Embarassed
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by vwtattooed on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:02 pm

rebuilt the carb for the bay, finished up some details on the engine and realized the exhaust system i took 30 minutes to decide on will not fit a bus engine!!! another trip to see Lindy i guess. those wheels are bad ass Bryce, can't wait to see em on somethin!!
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by Bugman114 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:29 pm

fluxcap wrote:
PeeWeeMan91 wrote:Hey how much is that kadron setup

They start at $499 for the 40's.
http://www.lowbugget.com/Kadron_carb_page.html


Be sure to read the feedback on AJ at lowbudget.com. here is the samba link:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=174119&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

If i remeber correctly, he takes forever to get stuff out the door, if at all. unless you pester him with phone calls everyday, you might see your part in a year or so, lol. I've never delt with them personally, so i don't know for sure. just thought i'd share, so you can make an informed desicsion for yourself. Wink
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by peregrine67 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:51 pm

meinvw wrote:sand, sand, sand, skim, sand, sand, sand, sand, skim, skim, sand, skim, sand, cuss, skim some more, sand, sand , cuss a bit louder, pull widshield, cuss a whole lot, brush, sand, skim, fill, sand, sand, sand, sand, sand.... Will repeat today!
If you're doing the same on Saturday I may come up and help.
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by fluxcap on Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:06 pm

Bugman114 wrote:
Be sure to read the feedback on AJ at lowbudget.com. here is the samba link:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=174119&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

If i remeber correctly, he takes forever to get stuff out the door, if at all. unless you pester him with phone calls everyday, you might see your part in a year or so, lol. I've never delt with them personally, so i don't know for sure. just thought i'd share, so you can make an informed desicsion for yourself. Wink

Thanks Mike, I'll read that when I get back. I know Glenn got his setup for the buggy from them and has been happy with them. I'm gonna try and get my fuel pressure issues solved first before going to duals, so I still have a while to think on it.

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