[T3] Arc's sparks and missing the mark's

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon Jun 17 18:27:29 PDT 2019

Well I opened the heated AAR, its not difficult to roll the lip up with the
right set of sharp end cutters, it looks worse than it is, then it opens
right up.  Jim is right, the adjustment controls length of time its open,
unlike the L jet kind.  I needed all the open hose could give me so I
dremeled out the slot opening as much as I could, cleaned and lube it and
put it back together with epoxy.  Just about right now, 1000 RPM idle when
started and warms up just fine.

there is usually a way to make something do what you need if your willing to
go all the way...


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
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"hanging out at the tail end of the bell
curve, and loving every minute of it!" 

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2019 10:02 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Arc's sparks and missing the mark's

On 7 Jun 2019 at 22:48, Keith Park wrote:

> BTW, the automatic heated AAR's ARE adjustable, you just have to pull the
> lip back to get them apart and that can be a bit of a challenge, but once
> inside, it has the same adjustable slot that the engine heated T3 units
> do.

That adjusts the full opening and closing temps, but not the amount of air 
that gets thru. I thought you were wanting more air, not just more air at 
intermediate temps.

There was a thread on thesamba about taking these apart a few years ago. 
Interesting, but more work than most of us would ever want to go thru. I was

under the impression that the steel lip that had to be uncurled was really 
thick and strong; seemed like something that would fight you all the way. I 
didn't remember that there was an adjustment inside.

I've never tried to open one. It just seemed like one of those things that
have to almost destroy to get it apart.

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

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