3rd annual Beaches Bugs And Buses We have moved our show to Spinnaker Beach Club right on the beach 8795 Thomas Drive Panama City, FL 32408Will update asap with more info April 27th,2013 9am to 3pm Awards at 2pm $10 preregister cut off april 1st for preregister $15.00 day of show 15 different classes * Trophy Awards * 50/50 Drawing * Games * Best VW Tattoo Facebook- …See More
It's that time of the year for everyone to pay their yearly dues. Let's get together after the holiday season and have a good time at the shop. Membership dues are how we keep this club running so make sure you show up and pay yours. If you are a lifetime member you aren't required to pay dues, but donations are encouraged. All meats will be provided by the club. Please bring a side dish and what ever you like to drink.See More
"Sweet 16 " Show. 16th Annual VW Show and Swap Meet.25+ Judged Classes,Event T-shirt and Dash Plaque to first 75 Vehicle Entries .Goodie Bads, Raffles, Food , Kids Corner, New parts Vendors, Huge Swap Meet and Car For Sale Carrol. Best of : Paint , Interior, Engine, Best Display, Most Club Members Entered,furthest distance driven to the show in a show car. Contact www.rareairvw.com for more info as this event gets…See More
We have 36 Classes (and one of them is Volkswagen).All years and models welcome.All proceeds will benefit local charities.We have 20 Camping spots available with Power and Water for Friday night and/or Saturday night.See Flyer for more details.We will have live music from the group "NoBody's Outlaw"Registration:Pre-registration $25Day of show $30See More
We are doing it again! Same weekend, same location and better than last year!Thanks to everyone in this club who came up last year and I hope you'll make it back up this time around.We will have dash plaques this year ;)Keep tuned to the website or if you have facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/events/206636496087189/See More
It could be more than just the carb, of course. The IDF is a very good carb once it is tuned in.
A couple more questions:
What size engine do you have? Single or dual port heads? The 44 should be reserved for large displacement Dual port engines...typically over 1914cc. There is no particular advantage to a big carb on a small motor...actually quite the opposite. Over carburation can wash the cylinders with fuel and cause significant engine damage in a short time. If you have a stock cam, it will run rich no matter what you do. If it is a small or stock engine with a stock cam, consider getting a stock sized carb...they aren't expensive and are much eaiser to maintain.
What kind of distributor? Does it have a big vacuum canister on it? With a 44 IDF, you should not have a canister. You need an 009 style centrifugal dizzy.
Have you checked the intake manifold to ensure there is no leaking (where it connects to the heads, and where the carb mounts?) This is the culprit 8 out of 10 times...a vacuum leak here will make it impossible to set idle.
Have you checked the engine timing? The type of Dizzy you have dictates how this is done:
With canister: check at idle, 5 degrees behind top dead center
Without canister: Check at 3000 rpm, 28-30 degrees BTDC
Are you using an electric fuel pump? If so, ditch it and get a good mechanical pump. Set to 3.5 PSI fuel output. If you are in love with the Electric FP, get a pressure regulator and set to 3.5 PSI. Typically they cost more than a mechanical fuel pump!
Take 30 minutes out of your day and set the adjust the valves. It is painfully easy and just about anyone in the club can show you how to do it. a snug .008 on a feeler guage is the correct setting.
Here is a link on the 44 IDF for jetting and setting up. I would consider working the carb over once you are convinced all the other issues are sorted out and in good order. I bet you have a manifold leak.
Thanks im glad to join the club ive had my dune buggy for years but am barely scratching the surface on how to fix it. I just installed the wiring harness however now i think the carb is having issuesStarts revs high then dies, I just had it rebuilt in Jun. Going to have vw guru look at it tmr im hopping he solves it.