Monday, July 29, 2013

Roll it!

No more fuel filter bomb!  New preheat hose and gasket.  New crankcase breather hose.  Fuel pump shimmed to 3 psi.  Lets roll!


Carb inlet failure and new rubber for the deck lid!

Yes I still own 13 bikes.  Yes I still ride quite often.

But not yesterday!!

I spent a bit of time replacing the deck lid seal and stops, and diagnosing a over pressured fuel pump.  The rebuild kits apparently are pretty hit or miss for the Pierburg rebuild able pumps and the finished product runs too much pressure.    In the deck lid pic below you can see I have my temp fuel line with online pressure gauge installed.  It runs at nearly 6 pounds so ill need some spacers to lower the pressure.  I have them in the spares so now to just do it.

Symptoms of the pressure being too high?  Hard starting, running rich, and if I don't fix it I will have gas in the oil at some point.  Good thing I'm gonna fix it!

So while I'm mucking about with the temp fuel line, the inlet fitting on the carb falls out.  This after the outlet fitting on the pump fell out during rebuild.  So now both sides of the pressurized fuel line have had the fittings fail!  Does this car WANT to go up in flames?!?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Running smooth!

Temporary plastic bomb fuel filter.  Let the tank flush and that will go away and replace with one length of line and proper clamps.  May safety wire this line too, as the Brosal pump originally on the car spit up its output tube.

40 horsepower of sheer rage and fury!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Carb - '64 Bug

Molesteration of the 28PICT1 Solex from the '64.  

Top and bottom split for your viewing pleasure.

Dripping in carb cleaner slathered via aerosol into an old Rubbermaid bowl.  Sloosh sloosh.

Cleaning the choke cover.  Cleaned the choke too.

Assorted bits.  I'm sure I remember what they all do.  And in the spirit of true 60's VW-dom, whatever is left over will be woven into a macrame necklace.  Dude.  Bro.

Wrapping the fuel pump and carb orifices with plastic and paper towels, to keep the critters out of the works while I'm shoulder deep in pump and carb molesteration.

For pretty finished carb pics, see next post.  Running and mounted on the engine.  No left over bits for the macrame.  Darn.