Posts Tagged With: gasket

First Tune Up

Today I went out to tune up the bug. After replacing the points, condenser, rotor, distributor cap, and spark plug wires I found that I could no longer turn the engine past bottom dead center (BDC). Turning it over by hand results in a hard stop right before BDC. I removed the valve covers but … Continue reading »

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Carburetor Assembly and Installation

Today I reassembled my Weber Progressive 32/36 DFEV carburetor.  I ordered new gaskets on eBay that fit perfectly.  The only problem I ran into was that I installed the choke element incorrectly, preventing it from closing the butterfly values.  I then had to remove the carburetor once again from the manifold, adjust the choke, and … Continue reading »

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Carburetor Teardown

The gasket kit I had ordered for my carburetor arrived in the mail today.  I spent an hour or two removing the carb from the engine and dismantling it to discover that the gaskets I ordered don’t fit my carburetor!  (The kit was for a 32/36 DGAV carburetor and I have a 32/36 DFAV carburetor.) … Continue reading »

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Carburetor Woes

Ever since I got the bug, it has had a hard time idling unless the temperature is above 65 degrees or so.  I hooked up my tachometer to the engine while it was idling nicely and discovered that it idles at 1600RPM instead of a normal 800RPM or so.  This means that the idle adjustment … Continue reading »

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