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April 27th, 2017, 05:16 PM   #1
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please help!

I have a 1975 type 1 beetle. i blew a hole in the back of the motor on the 3rd cyl and the case because i was young and didnt know what air cooled meant when i got the car. that engine was a 1600cc single port. i got a new 1600 dual port long block and i used the other components off of the old block and i had to get new manifolds to use my weber ict single barrel carbs. i dont know if it matters but on the single port manifolds there was a brass fitting for a vacuum hose that my new manifolds dont have. i put the engine back together and installed it and upon starting it idled funny. i adjusted the timing with a light, adjusted the valves to .006 the engine has new spark plugs and wires but i did not gap the plugs. it seems like the engine is only running on 2 cylinders because when i disconnect either the 3rd or 1st cyl wire,or both at the same time, there is no difference in the idle at all. if i disconnect the 2nd or 4th, it stalls out. ive read it could be a leak in the manifolds but it just seems strange to me that its cylinders 1 and 3. ive driven it a little bit and it doesnt seem too under powered but its hard to tell considering the condition of my old motor. im only 20 and still new to the vw world so i could really use some advice if anyone knows. also there is a slight ticking noise that seems to come from cyl 4 and i say that because it goes away when i unplug that wire, but its hard to say because the engine putters out.
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April 28th, 2017, 05:45 AM   #2
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This site doesn't get a lot of traffic from the stock guys ----

I'd suggest going to and doing a search on there and then asking a question if you can't find any help -- those guys are the 'stock' guru's and will a great help to you....
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