This blog is dedicated to my daily driver, a 1967 VW Camper. It's a conversion done by Riviera Motors in Oregon back in the 60s. I'll update this with pictures, video, and stories of the work I do to it and the adventures I have in it.Ask Me Stuff!
You likely saw that last weekend, I finished rebuilding both 32PDSIT carburetors I bought off The Samba a couple months ago. They’re a million times cleaner than they were thanks to Cobey giving them a major soak in pure Simple Green. Night and Day!
I sourced a pair of rebuild kits from Peninsula Automotive in Campbell and had a good experience putting everything back together properly. It also helps me understand more how a carburetor works in the first place, so that’s never a bad thing!
Now, one of the carbs has a couple pieces that looked bent, but I didn’t have anything to compare it to…until Kelley Park when I scored a whole second set of carbs and a bunch of other parts! Yup, those bent parts definitely should NOT be like that. So I’ll swap those bits out and call it a day. No biggie, but it sadly lessens what I could get for those carbs when I go to sell ‘em.
I also recently scored an entire bin of Type 3 parts from my friend Aldo. Some of it I can use with the wife’s Notchback, some I’m just going to sell. But it looked at first like all the linkage arms I needed were in there. Rather, one arm is there. Hey, that’s something! That’s one more than I had before!
Now I just need to find the other. And oddly, there’s a Samba ad for some T3 linkage arms…from a seller in Redwood City, CA. Yeah. I work in Redwood City. If he’s got what I need, I’m not sure I could have worked it out any better!