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Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 02:50 AM
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well, with the assist of Mykul, i have a loaner engine in the ol 59. I strapped in the exhaust last week and found the starter power wire today. (was thrown on top of the trans Embarassed )

my left carb had a stuck float. tapped it and she dropped (im figurin). fuel was pourin out the overflow vent like a drinkin fountain.

now it looks like the timing might be 180* out. have back fire, no start up.

should be runnin in time for the AZBAJA PIZZA NIGHT!! Very Happy


btw. if ya need to check your wiring diagram...go here: www.vintagebus.com ... scrool to "wiring diagrams" at the bottom.


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its the dist. yanked the stock vac and installed my 009 with petronix.

the dist shaft does not want to stay seated on the timing gear in the block No! No! No! No!!!!

crank it over. remove the cap and poress the rotor down. the shaft is not aligned with the engine at all. you have to hold the shaft down and turn it slowly till it dropps into its place.


any ideas????

the dist worked in my last engine.


maybe the mechanic threw the dist during disassembly... Rolling Eyes


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I bet I'm right!!!

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Sounds to me like you have way to much end play at the dist. shaft. If I'm reading correctly, the dist. pops up off the cam gearwhile cranking? I've seen the bushings at the bottom of the distributor shaft wear out. Also might find a way to peek at the end play of the camshaft? Just my $.02


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think Im gonna yank it off the block.

it had a smidgen of play before it was installed. are those bushings replacable?

maybe I should shop at the Bugzyla parts house! Wink


AZhunter...you dumpin your vw engine? got dist??? Razz


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Yeah,,,dumping it. Sending it out monday if I get the labels.


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Yeah,,,dumping it. Sending it out monday if I get the labels.

you droppin the baja project too???


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Oh no,,,,kids wouldn't let me. Just going to use a different power plant. I bought that 2.3 while back for $100. gonna use that. Very Happy The city moved me clear down to central and baseline so I'm trying to rush my project for gas mileage.


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make sure to take pics of the transformation.... Mr. Green

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I loosend the adjusting collar on the dist and removed the mounting nut. pushed that dist ALL the way in and held it there!!!!!


snugged the mounting nut down. pushed on the dist again to ensure seating. hand cranked the engine till i achieved #1 cyl at TDC. lined up the #1 cyl mark on the dist rim with the timing location and tightened the collar.

pumped the gas, turned the key, and YESSSSSS!!!!! WE HAVE IGNITION!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE ENGINE RAN (for the most part) Very Happy . it was cold and needed to warm up.


seems to be a bit rough so its gettin new plugs, wires, and a valve adjustment.....


any volunteers???? Razz


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Soooooooooo, it was an assembly problem? Razz Glad to hear it.


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I was right!

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at least i had it fixed with out others hands on it. guess Im learnin Wink


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Yay!!!!

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Set defib to 360j,,,,clear!!!!!!!!!! Baja Handy is alive! Very Happy Even if it is a heart transplant/loaner.


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