[T2] Pairing distributor with carburetor

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Fri Dec 6 16:50:03 MST 2013

Brian -

To be specific on what Josh recommends regarding the SVDA:




Unfortunately Bosch Mexico has discontinued production, but after some
experimenting, I have found this SVDA to be of excellent quality as a


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On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM, <beney14574 at aol.com> wrote:

> Hey,
> 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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