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Making the Weber Progressive (32/36 DFEV) Work on the Aircooled VW Engine

DFEV Intake Preheat

Here at ACN we have gotten enough tech questions asking about the Weber Progressive Carburetor that we felt it was time to get a good article up on the subject. These are our OPINIONS on this subject. Hopefully this article will help some folks, who really have no idea what they are doing, to get their progressive running well.

If you have an EMPI progressive, understand that is a Chinese copy of a Weber DFAV/DFEV. We suggest that you get a real Weber DFAV/DFEV.

The DFAV and DFEV are the same basic carburetors, BUT the “A” stands for “Aqua”, or water. Put simply, the “A” is just a water choke version, and the “E” is the electric choke version. Because our cars are aircooled, we never ever deal with the DFAV. But if you pull one off of a Pinto or another car in the junkyard, you may
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VW Super Beetle Shimmy – How to Find and Fix the Problem!

SB Suspension Diagram

VW SuperBeetle Shimmy (aka DEATH SHAKE): A Serious Problem — Not Just a Minor Annoyance!

In 1971, Volkswagen introduced the VW Super Beetle (aka: Model 1301), billing is as a nicer version of the tried and true Standard Beetle that had been used for over 50 years! The Super Beetle had a totally re-designed front suspension, which featured:

A Better Ride (quieter and smoother) A 50% Larger Fuel Tank Much Larger Trunk (almost 2x as large!) Tighter Turning Radius (because there is no axle beam in the way restricting the front tire turning angle!)

The Standard Beetle had a rigid axle beam, with torsion leaves (Springs) that were twisted inside each tube of the axle beam. These tubes and leaves ran across the front of the car. Unfortunately, this design cut right through the trunk and gas tank area, which is why the trunk and gas tank
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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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