[T3] How's the trip going?

john carartbyjohn.com john at carartbyjohn.com
Tue Jun 21 22:20:15 PDT 2022

Well, Jim was right to suspect the rotor before the condenser. Popped in the used rotor that just got dropped off by Jim Becker as he rolled through Winnemucca on his run from Reno to Elko with a nearly 2 mile long train.  Sophy fired right off and sounded much better.  Will take her up to NAPA in the morning to pick up what is now a spare rotor.

Jim also dropped off a complete ZV/JU4R3 distributor so I have back to there as well.

The VW community is the best.

Back on the road tomorrow morning.  Will sleep good tonight!

Thanks to everyone for the advice and support.

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Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:19:02 PM
To: Keith Park <topnotch at nycap.rr.com>; type3 at vwtype3.org <type3 at vwtype3.org>
Subject: Re: [T3] How's the trip going?

On 21 Jun 2022 at 19:34, Keith Park wrote:

> In a pinch, with an iron, you can solder a wire between the center
> terminal and the end, just keep solder away from where the carbon block
> rides.

Keith's right, but there's an even quicker/easier temporary solution, and I'm
really, REALLY sorry I didn't think to mention it last night.

Get out your Swiss Army Knife, or anything else you can find that's
somewhat sharp, and dig down into the epoxy between the center and the tip
of the rotor. You're looking for the gap in the resistor, so if you see a
darkened area, dig there first. Once you get there, dig out all the black stuff
and find some alum foil. Use a small screwdriver or other small tool to stuff
that space full of compacted alum foil. Think like a dentist doing a filling.

That should get you home, but carry a bit more alum foil with you, in case
you need to renew the "filling."

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

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