[T3] Fuel Pump, it lives!

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Sun Jan 15 19:21:04 PST 2012

On 15 Jan 2012 at 18:35, Brion Sabbatino wrote:

> Two shots of
> starting fluid and the pump and carburetors are primed and she idles
> nicely. Take out for a round the block shake out test. Pull her back
> in and observe the engine bay and underside. Not too bad. Seems the
> left rocker cover is leaking smartly, so a new cork gasket is in
> order, and the Solix carburetors are popping a bit. Need to clean,
> adjust, and balance them. Not too bad for a vehicle that has sat in
> the desert heat for six years.

Nice goin', congratulations!

> Of course the gas gauge does not register and the fuel tank over flow
> vent (I know Jim) needs replacement. Minor things. 

The gas gauge may free up after it gets driven awhile. If it doesn't, 
I can rebuild it, and send the overflow kit back in the same box.

> The car is 1969 Squareback. The PO had a new engine rebuilt 1970 case
> with the earlier Duel Solix set up. It has been a good VW day! 

Sounds like a nice car. How's the rust? If the body is sound, that's 
a very desirable year. The 1970 case, with the larger oil pump and 
passages, is a nice upgrade.

Keep us posted.  ;-)

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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