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HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:56 pm

hey my 72 super is acting really weird. 1st gear takes for ever to get up to 20mph, it doesn't idle at lights anymore, it pops and shoots fire out of the exhaust when ever i'm driving and take my foot off the gas.

any ideas of whats going on????


please help!!!
it's my daily driver!!!

cheers
will
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby 1973_super » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:22 pm

car is untuned needs timed
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby BlakeH00 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:33 pm

What about those exhaust ports we did not bolt all the way?
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:30 pm

would it be safe to drive one more day as is? and anyone know a good tutorial for how to handle a tuning problem? :?
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby 1973_super » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:39 am

im driving mine with the bolts on and it leaks so it makes it shoot flames but yeah its good but get it timed asap
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby BlakeH00 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:11 am

What carb are you running on it? Also what distubitor? I would check the timing and see if you have any exhaust leaks.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:41 pm

i think it might be a dirty ass carb. i'm running the solex 34 pict3 carb but i know it sucked in a bunch of burnt rubber and debris, also i've run out of gas a couple times and i hear that can be hell on it too
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby vdubjim » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:50 pm

sounds like timing to me.
if you need a QUICK fix, pop off the dizzy cap. look for the little notch on the edge. rotate the motor to TDC. the rotor should be close to that notch, yours most likely will not be, loosen the 10mm nut on the clamp at the base of the dizzy, spin the body of the dizzy the little bit so the rotor points exactly at that notch. itll run and be safe there, until you time it with a gun.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby mandoclimber » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:46 pm

Good call~~~ static timing will get it safe to drive
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:54 am

it died at riverwind, i'll give that a go afterwork hopefully it'll work. if not anyone know someone that will tune it up for a reasonable price?
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby vdubjim » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:24 am

do it yourself.
go buy the idiots guide, great book.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby BajaB » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:13 pm

The book and a timing light is a good investment for sure, that or you need to look into going with an EDIS setup.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby vdubjim » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:19 pm

good one bob, but if he doesnt know how to tune up stock, he wont be able to do EDIS ;)
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby BajaB » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:51 pm

I'll have to dig it up but I've got a chart that shows timing by rpm for each dizzy for the vw.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby 62DC » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:15 am

just get it over to eddies imports... and will not charge you an arm and a leg... just a leg... and 2 fingers
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby Bugophile » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:40 am

If you havn't timed it yet I will do it for a beer.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:17 am

and the problem was......
someone had been trying to steal my engine while i was at work....
WTF???
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby vdubjim » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:54 am

?????
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby mandoclimber » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:20 pm

wow!!!!!
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:52 pm

ya my dist. was way loose my generator was hand tight and 2 nuts were missing from my carb, and the 2 nuts in the engine bay that mount the engine were hand tight....

fuck!!

i got locking hood now and a new carpool spot but DAMN!!!
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby mandoclimber » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:58 pm

Good deal....hope that will deter who ever is jacking with your stuff.
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Re: HELP!!! FIRE!!!

Postby bakowill » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:03 pm

other weird shit kept happening there too like i had a flat one day just outta the blue, my gas was stolen, my fuel line had a hole in it. all this weird little shit kept happening and i just assumed i was having a bad week....
it's got a completely rebuilt engine in it with only 1500 miles on it. so it shouldn't of had all these problems, i'm just glad i got it towed before they took it..
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