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tspanke

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Hi Everyone,

    This is my first post so please steer me in the right direction.  I just bought a 72 VW Super Beetle on Friday.  It has a brand new 1600cc engine in it.  I would like to convert it to a dual carb system.  Is this easily done?? Is there a kit I can buy that will have everything I need in it.  Do I have to be a mechanical genius to figure it out?? This is my first VW beetle so I'm completely green on this but I do have some mechanical abilities.  I would like to keep this engine because it is brand new.  Is there any other performance mods that will increase horsepower??  What do you guys recommend for me to do??  This isn't going to be a racing beetle just I want it to have some power when we need it.  Thank you for your time.

Travis


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olspeed

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tspanke: Great tech arcticles here on dual carbs, setup and the like. For your 1600 I would probably go with a set of dual Cadrons (I think they are dual solex carbs now) which is a set of single barrel carbs, but I have seen people run the 40mm IDF Webers on a 1600 but you would have to jet them right. You might consider a header and exhaust system for a power increase also.
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tspanke

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Do I want dual port carb or single port carb?? From CB Performance there both $299.00 but whats the advantage of having the other port?? Thanks for your start off point much appreciated.
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That depends on your engine. Both single and dual port heads can be fitted to a 1600cc engine. So what ever you have on your engine is what you will steer you in the direction to purchase your carbs. As I said look at the tech articles as they should explain what I am talking about.
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The dual solex's are very good choice for ease of installation
I had a set on my previous super that ran for over a year without any problems but I had to remove them to re-install the A/C

your sucess rate will greatly improve if you buy them from the right place.

CB Performance is a great company to buy from but tuning and modifying the carbs to fit are all gonna have to be done by you. I know there add says "ready to run right out of the box"but it is a once in a blue moon occurance that a carb comes ready to run without some re-jetting etc.......

If you buy the same carbs from aircooled.net you will pay more but you will have a truely bolt on set of carbs that will work right out of the box.John will tune them to your engine and do all the mods required to clear the fan shroud. all you will have to do is bolt them on and make sure they are balanced.
http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproductdetail.php?keyword2=FSK0060&cartid=
I do not work for aircooled but I have bought more than one carb kit from them and they have been as promised every time.



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