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Aircooled VW Ignition Tune Up Parts Chart

Find the Ignition tune up parts you need for your Aircooled VW with this handy chart. Locate your distributor model, and to the right will be the parts you need to get your ignition running it’s best! Distributor number(s) are stamped on the body of the distributor, below the distributor cap. We’ve included typical vehicle model and years to help you narrow it down, but you absolutely should NOT simply go by the model and year information! This is because these cars and engines are so old, and parts have been changed for years and decades, that the only way to know for sure is to look at the # on the actual distributor body!

We have done our best to ensure accuracy, but typos/errors are possible. Reference charts are provided for your convenience, and should not be relied upon exclusively.


Vehicle / Years Distributor Number Points
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VW Distributor Options

Choosing the Right Distributor for your VW

Aircooled VW owners have an assortment of options when choosing a distributor for their engine. If you only look on the surface it seems simple: The “obvious” choice is the Bosch 009, right? Not necessarily. Once you do a little research, you’ll find a variety of stock units (including the SVDA unit), as well as the Bosch 009, 010, and 050 series, and finally the Mallory, MSD, and the age old Magneto. So which one is “best”?

Each of these units is excellent – for the right application. In this article, I will clarify the right time and application for each option available. You can read the entire straight through, or skip directly to your area of interest using the quick links below:

Before we rush ahead, we are going to use some terminology, we may as well define
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How to Install a 009 (or any) VW Distributor

How to Install a VW Distributor

VW Distributor Installation How To

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Stock VW Ignition Timing Vintage Training Videos

VW Ignition Timing Vintage Training Video

Stock VW Ignition Timing Vintage Training Videos