Thanks for reading,
This is my wife's 63 bug with a 1600 engine (?) I am a good backyard mechanic but I have never worked on an air cooled VW.
It has never ran right, it has very low miles on the engine but has sat with a once a year spin around the block.
It had a 009 distributor and I bought a Plextronic flame thrower. I can not get it to run right. Front story, it has a Solex 34 PIC 3 or something like that.
I rebuilt the carb and got it running with the old mobdro lucky patcher kodi distributor, I could not get it to idle, same problem it had before I rebuilt the carb. Gas is fresh, it runs good, just
won't idle. The engine has an aftermarket degree pulley. I roll engine to TDC and take note to where the rotor is pointing. I remove the old distributor and install the new Plextronic,
I read many reviews of this distributor and everyone complained how hard it was to shove in, because the O ring is too thick, well sadly they have not fixed this yet.
I look down inside the engine at the drive gear, it is positioned correctly, so I rotate the distributor shaft to match and shove it in. As we all know they only go in one way.
The rotor is pointing to 1:00 oclock. I thought it was supposed to point at 5:00 oclock?
Now the rotor points to 1:00 oclock which is #2 plug wire with them in the original spots that worked with the 009.
What am I doing wrong here? The search function isn't much help here.