[T3] proper carb spacers?
bobsnotch at aol.com
bobsnotch at aol.com
Tue Apr 9 09:46:50 PDT 2019
Jim, for USA models, it would be a 1 year part (67 only), as for 68 all type 3s
in the USA were FI. Now the spacers might have started in 66 for the 67 MY.
I believe the spacer was 2 paper gaskets glued onto it, like the FI spacer.
I just looked at ISP's catalog, and they only list a thick paper only gasket, and
not the phenolic spacer. Russ made some up years ago, but I think they're all
Dave, those that you linked to earlier should work out just fine. The main reason
for the slots is to allow for the use of Dellorto FRD carbs, which have a different
carb bolt spread.
From: Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org>
To: type3 <type3 at vwtype3.org>
Sent: Mon, Apr 8, 2019 1:24 pm
Subject: Re: [T3] proper carb spacers?
Sounds like we've all been barking up the wrong tree. I don't see any
thermal isolator there, and I'm sure there's supposed to be one.
I just checked my parts book, to see what it shows, but that didn't help much.
It only showed one part there. That part looked thick in the illustration but
was called out as a gasket in the listing. There were 2 versions, for different
runs of engines, but I'm not sure what the difference might be. Oddly, the A
version was for early cars, while the plain one was for late cars.
Early, up to late '66. 341 129 795A
Late, late '66-on, 341 129 795 (manifolds w/dual balance pipe ports)
The parts book seems to show dual port heads in use in '66. I thought all
'66s were single port heads.
It's likely that the OE part consisted of a phenolic spacer with paper gaskets
pre-glued to each side. Using aftermarket paper gaskets with an OE spacer
with the OE paper scraped off is a very reasonable way to go.
I'd try to find the real thing, rather than someone's universal fit repop. With a
bit of patience, I'd expect someone on this list to have an extra pair they
could sell. Failing that, try ISP. Google found some in Europe, but at high
prices. OTOH, this is a good solution to your problem and these parts don't
Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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