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Offline Airpseed

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VW1200LS semi-automatic from 9-1976
« on: 25 October 2017, 22:28 »
Just aquired this mostly original VW1200LS from sept 1976, so its model year '77 (chassisnr starts with 117).

It has a 1600 engine and disk brakes up front  :D and its great fun to drive, although it slams the gears from neutral, reverse is worse then 1st gear. I have turned-in the screw on top of the Control Valve and that helped a lot, but now 1st gear doesn't always engage anymore, so I may turn it back up a little. Reverse is still a bit of a 'clunk', but its not very annoying ;-)




Don't worry, first thing I did was remove the fuel filter and replaced it with a new one piece fuel hose  ;)
VW1200LS, 1976 1,6ltr

Offline olgunc

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Re: VW1200LS semi-automatic from 9-1976
« Reply #1 on: 07 November 2017, 10:09 »
Possibly, there is a leak on the air tank or hoses;

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Re: VW1200LS semi-automatic from 9-1976
« Reply #2 on: 07 November 2017, 20:50 »
Possibly, there is a leak on the air tank or hoses;
Thanks, but wouldn't that not deminish or lessen how hard it would engage?
I think vacuum is plenty there, it just engages (too) fast.

I think its just the way it is: with cold start, it has a higher idle (of course) and that also will make the torque-converter use a higher value at the moment 1st gear or reverse (even more so as its a lower gear) engages.
At the lower hot idle, it engages much more gentle, especially 1st forward gear.

It runs pretty smoothly now, adjusted the steering play, which had never even been touched or so it seemed  ;)
Really like the little car!
Replaced one rotten rear fender, much better now, even though I misinterpret the color coding as I though it was L11A (Riadgelb), but old color seems lighter. Anyways, I like this new yellow better then the old fainted yellow on the car. I did look pretty good, but the car never seems repainted...(?)
Maybe a bith certificate will give certainty what the original color was.

VW1200LS, 1976 1,6ltr

Offline KerryFas

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Re: VW1200LS semi-automatic from 9-1976
« Reply #3 on: 04 December 2017, 16:32 »
I love that yellow color. Congrats on the purchase, Airpseed. Are you planning any mods?

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Re: VW1200LS semi-automatic from 9-1976
« Reply #4 on: 12 December 2017, 05:51 »
Airspeed,
            Hmmm...rarity in a few countries. VW1200 & your engine pic don't gel. I see dual heatrisers ala '74 model. I would gather you aren't in the US or Aus?

Read off the numbers for your engine...you may have a 1300 TP.

Regardless - I smell a Brosol 30/31 Pict carb....not a good choice with the distributor you appear to have.

Other than that...is it an R & P steering front?


HTH
Volkenstein
'71 RHD A-S Super - "Klaus"

 

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