[T2] Pairing distributor with carburetor

beney14574 at aol.com beney14574 at aol.com
Thu Dec 5 19:24:29 MST 2013


A friend took his 74 Beetle into "mechanic A" because it broke down somewhere on Rt 14 in SoCal. He replaces the carburetor to PICT 34. 

He brings it to Mechanic B, for a different....
Mechanic B points out the distributor (an 009) is not compatible with a PICT 34. It will always sputter during acceleration.

Is this true?  If so, what distributor should be used? Or can we just retard or advance the timing to compensate?

Clear Skies,

Brian Eney

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