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    1. Member Bergenor's Avatar
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      09-27-2005 05:38 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Ph8 »
      click on the button that says "english version". ......

      You got to be clear to him.He's very slow!!!!!!!

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      I'll soon bring someone from SPA to answer all of your questions ... Wait a feel days ...
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    3. 05-06-2006 12:18 AM #28
      i was curious, where would the intake manifold be sourced from, and would this fit a stock 1.8 from a 91 fox. I appreciate any help you can provide

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      05-06-2006 12:38 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by HiJinx »
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      05-06-2006 10:42 AM #30
      Whoa. I hope you brought your canary!
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    6. 06-07-2006 09:06 PM #31
      bump for reference

    7. 06-09-2006 10:51 PM #32
      still havent said were to find a carbed intake

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      06-09-2006 11:14 PM #33
      Ebay...........
      I got mine over there........
      I saw a carb with mani for 75 bucks........
      Not sure where.
      Look at the Carb/itb forum in here.
      Opssssssssss.................my bad.250 bucks for the kit.
      75 is just the mani for a weber.


      Modified by Bergenor at 8:16 PM 6-9-2006

    9. 06-10-2006 09:58 PM #34

      Not sure if it will clear in a FOx but here;'s a single weber two barrel carb (40 IDF) on an old Rabbit of mine. It was a 1.8 Jetta engine. Totally stock except for the carb and exhaust. This thing FLEW! I had the speedo pegged at 120 mph with plenty of pedal to go!

    10. 06-10-2006 11:22 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by Beetleguru »

      Not sure if it will clear in a FOx but here;'s a single weber two barrel carb (40 IDF) on an old Rabbit of mine. It was a 1.8 Jetta engine. Totally stock except for the carb and exhaust. This thing FLEW! I had the speedo pegged at 120 mph with plenty of pedal to go!

      Weren't webber and dellorto carbs compatable as far as manifolds go? I got a sweet 40 dell that's setup for a turbo application, had it on an old bug of mine on a 1955cc engine... that thing was soooo fast

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      03-16-2012 01:57 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Beetleguru View Post

      Not sure if it will clear in a FOx but here;'s a single weber two barrel carb (40 IDF) on an old Rabbit of mine. It was a 1.8 Jetta engine. Totally stock except for the carb and exhaust. This thing FLEW! I had the speedo pegged at 120 mph with plenty of pedal to go!
      I'm a big fan of the fuel line running an inch from the uncovered timing belt and sprocket.

    12. 03-16-2012 04:20 PM #37
      Carbs really? Do you want some drum brakes and a set of bias ply tires too? I get the whole period correct mid 80's mods but why use a part that was old and outdated when this car was new?

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      03-16-2012 08:00 PM #38
      i wanna know why we bumped a really really really old thread for that

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      03-16-2012 08:18 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by cfvwtuner View Post
      i wanna know why we bumped a really really really old thread for that
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      03-17-2012 01:02 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Banned wagon View Post
      Carbs really? Do you want some drum brakes and a set of bias ply tires too? I get the whole period correct mid 80's mods but why use a part that was old and outdated when this car was new?
      Normally with you on most things, but hope you are joking.

    16. 03-17-2012 11:25 AM #41
      Yes I will give you that carbs are a quick and easy way to make more power over a poorly tuned and misunderstood stock FI system. they will never be smog leagle or usable on the road in any civilized part of the country

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      03-17-2012 04:40 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Banned wagon View Post
      Yes I will give you that carbs are a quick and easy way to make more power over a poorly tuned and misunderstood stock FI system. they will never be smog leagle or usable on the road in any civilized part of the country


      You will 100% make more power over any stock 80's FI system with a nicely tuned Dual setup.

      Here in MA we pass as long as it doesn't smoke. I used to live in LA, I would hardly consider it civilized

      Sorry, I just love the sound.

    18. 03-19-2012 10:02 AM #43
      Carbs will make more power and if you go the 2bbl or small 4 bbl route should be easy. The legal part all depends on where you live. In general most places dont wont you going backward on technology. The power is there and they do sound good. On the flip side of the coin, carbs can be a pain in the butt to sycronize and get running right. Your mileage will decrease and you do a lot more adjusting when the weather changes. All in all, I would get my FI running right with 4 dollar gas fast approaching.

    19. 03-22-2012 09:35 AM #44
      this is way a lot of the tredsters love carbs


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      03-27-2012 02:18 PM #45
      I like carbs:



      Dual Solex C-40 running gasoline. It's a 1.9 engine, with 84 mm pistons and 149 mm rods.

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      03-30-2012 11:25 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Difus View Post


      This car has power steering? Reservoir just in front of the carbs?

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      03-31-2012 12:35 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by 90quattrocoupe View Post
      This car has power steering? Reservoir just in front of the carbs?

      Greg W.
      That is something I will be working on once my Fox gets torn down. Got an Audi 4000 rack, pump, lines, reservoir and steering column
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      03-31-2012 01:06 PM #48
      Jess,
      There are a couple of guys with drag racing Audi Coupes, who have put Fox racks in their cars. So I don't think you would have to replace the steering column. Don't know for sure.

      There is not much space in a Fox, so that one in that Fox, with the reservoir on top of the pump is a great idea. Harks back to the 50s and early sixties, when cars used that same system. That is why I recognized it.

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      03-31-2012 01:38 PM #49
      Total threadjack ...but anyways, yea I was unsure whether the column was needed or not. Being that I had money back then I just grabbed it for insurance. I was thinking about mounting the pump where the AC compressor goes and putting the reservoir where the battery tray is. Still up in the air though
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      04-01-2012 09:18 AM #50
      This car has power steering? Reservoir just in front of the carbs?

      Greg W.
      Yes, the stock - and stupid - brazilian unit. Pump and reservoir are mounted together, on the engine, what makes that reservoir cap never works and a lot of steering fluid wanna be friend of other parts of the engine bay.
      And the front Solex needed a little work to fit behind the reservoir.

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