[T3] proper carb spacers?

David Yaghoubian goob at roadrunner.com
Mon Apr 8 09:22:19 PDT 2019

Thanks for the reply and photo. Pretty carb! So are you saying that under the carb in your photo (and mine) there should be a phenolic spacer? I can see what looks like a gasket under mine, but it isn't very thick. Do you possibly have a photo of a phenolic spacer so I can determine whether or not this is the/a culprit? Thanks again,

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From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On Behalf Of Sean Bartnik
Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 7:31 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] proper carb spacers?

As a follow-up, here’s a pic of one of my freshly-rebuilt carbs out of the car:


This just shows the carb with throttle valve section installed. There are no spacers shown in this photo. 


> On Apr 8, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Sean Bartnik <sjbartnik at mac.com> wrote:
> I’m sorry you’re having such trouble with vapor lock. I also run a dual carb setup with stock mechanical fuel pump and I’ve never had a vapor lock issue even in the worst of summer (95 degrees with 90% humidity). 
> I looked at your pictures and they’re not quite clear (and I’m also used to seeing a single port manifold, not dual port), but it appears to me in your photos that you don’t have any phenolic spacers at all. 
> I just see the carb body with the throttle plate section below it (removable on these carbs from the main body) and then the manifold. 
> I see the gasket between the main carb body and the throttle valve section, but I see no spacer below that between carb and manifold. 
> -Sean
>> On Apr 8, 2019, at 6:13 AM, David Yaghoubian <goob at roadrunner.com> wrote:
>> Now focusing on the carbs to continue trying to figure out my vapor lock
>> issue, do I have the correct spacers under my carbs? Sorry to have to ask
>> but my Bentley is 1968 and up, and the photos in the Haynes and Scientific
>> American don't show the spacers/gaskets clearly.

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