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68autobug

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Hi
Just fitted a new Bosch SVDA I bought from aircooled.com in the US.
it still has the points fitted but I also bought a Pertronix electronic ignition kit which I will fit shortly..

The SVDA Single Vacuum Dual advance dizzy
made the world of difference to My car...
its just magic when I press the accelerator..
so smooth... all the way to the floor... lol

I'm still fiddling with the timing...
it goes perfect on the highway... and around town...
It didn't start too well in 17C temperature tonight...
but I have read where it needs to be adjusted when hot... OK...

and then when its cold...

but I highly recommend You throw the 009 dissy away...
and purchase a SVDA Bosch distributor...

aircooled.net will also tune the dizzy to Your carburetor type...
so,it will work perfect as soon as You bolt it in...

I must admit it took Me a while to get the engine going after I had fitted the new dissy..

as they are different to the 009...

once I read the instructions... lol
it started first time..... lol

LEE





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welcome to the SVDA world.

I have the petronics installed and I haven't touched it in over two years.

which is more than I can say for the 009 I had previously.

If you are running a single carb it is by far the best distributor. Not to mention it works just as well with dual carbs.

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My 009 sits on my shelf of shame next to my skyhook and my buggy whip.  I put in the SVDA two or three years ago and never looked back.  The accelerator delay caused by the lack of timing advance was instantly cured.  All has been mechanical bliss ever since.  And 17 degrees C down under?  Lee this is a definite sign of the onset of winter.  ......wait a minute - today in balmy Southern Ontario it is struggling to get up to 8 degrees.  We hope to see 19 if it ever stops raining.  Dan (in damp Goderich, Ont.)
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Yes, winter is certainly on its way down under...
We have already had 2 or 3 Zero C temps in the past week.
Days haven't been too bad as yet ... as long as the sun appears.. lol

mornings and nights are very cool..

two weeks ago it was still OK to wear a summer shirt etc..
Packing the summer stuff away now.... lol

it will get Much much colder in the coming months...

cheers

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Hi again,
well its autumn again and getting cooler at night
14C tonight and 27C tomorrow...
Good Beetle driving weather..
My beetle is still going great.... with 125KMH a few times last week on a trip...   but as My New tachometer isn't connected at present I don;t know what the RPM was...
it would have gone faster.... but as the speed limit was 100 KMH.
and I usually drive around 80-100 KMH...

cheers from AUSTRALIA

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Yup I installed one from aircooled.net with the Pertronix ignitor 1 module two years ago. What a difference, smooth as silk!!!!! But I still keep my old 009 with points in the trunk just in case the module fails.


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Hi
I couldn't use the 009 again... gave it to my Son..
I just carry spare points, cap, rotor for the SVDA just in case..
and a timing light...  etc

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Yes I though about just keeping points in the trunk but it is easer to loosen one nut, pull and replace the dizzy then to replace and gap the points . And since I drive a Super I have all that extra trunk space LOL.



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all that space.... lol
its been a long time since I owned a super beetle... [back in 70s]
and when you don't own a super, You don't really think of under the bonnet as a trunk or boot...
as not much apart from tools will fit under there...
I hope to finish My wiring [rewiring again] under the bonnet so I can actually put something under there aside from tools...
the tools are in the spare wheel well... lol

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I thought you might get a laugh out of that. I buy as much as I can from aircool.net I have been impressed with everything they have sent me. I just wish they carried more stuff. But then again maybe the reason they don't carry as much as others is because they only carry quality parts. I also wish they had more tech articles.... I have read them all.



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My Son swapped a 1968 beetle without engine for a Super gearbox....  and on top of the Gas tank was a metal bar attached to the body at both ends and a long threaded vertical bar welded in the center , to which I assume the spare wheel sat.... why the spare wasn't in its wheel well?
I also presume they had a tyre too wide for the wheel well.. as
I also used to carry a flat spare [so it would fit in... ] and a 12v pump... lol... 
until I found a different brand of tire, same size but narrower , which will fit when pumped up...lol

Lee in Australia



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Hi
My Son swapped a 1968 beetle without engine for a Super gearbox....  and on top of the Gas tank was a metal bar attached to the body at both ends and a long threaded vertical bar welded in the center , to which I assume the spare wheel sat.... why the spare wasn't in its wheel well?
I also presume they had a tire too wide for the wheel well.. as
I also used to carry a flat spare [so it would fit in... ] and a 12v pump... lol... 
until I found a different brand of tire, same size but narrower , which will fit when pumped up...lol

Lee in Australia



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It is always interesting to see how people modify these cars I think it is part of the charm.


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