Collections vs. accumulations, was Re: How many collectors?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Sat Jan 19 14:55:18 2002

--- Douglas Quebbeman <> wrote:
> > > > Does anyone know what sort of machine is in the car's
> > > > onboard controller? A few pictures I've found make them
> > > > look like PC104's. These machines are hitting zero value
> > > > quickly and may not last 10 years unless picked up now.
> > >
> > > What car? They don't all use the same controllers, you know...
> >
> > Want a fuel injection "brain" from a 1968 VW Squareback?
> Had Bosch come up with EFI already by 1968?

I think so. I have a 1975 and 1976 Microbus w/EFI. I think air
sucking VWs that had fuel injection, always had electronic fuel
injection. Among other things, it's the same block for a 1968
Squareback as for the Beetle - there's no place to put a fuel-injection
pump, etc. The reason they went with EFI on the "pancake" engines
was to reduce the height of the motor - no carburetor and intake
manifold like on the older motors. My Bus engine is probably only
6" taller than the top of the block, if that.

I don't have a need for a 1968 Squareback EFI brain, but I could probably
use parts for the 1.8L and 2.0L engines... the 1975 was purchased in a
previously-messed-with state and does not run reliable (the teenager who
owned it before me, tweaked everything he could find to fix the fast idle
problem. I looked at the car, started it, listened for a moment, then
yanked up on the gas pedal - the hinge was rusty. The problem now is
that the engine is out of whack and I can't seem to get it _into_ whack,
and I've owned veedubs since 1983. I'm about to take it to a shop,
something I rarely do with this type of car (put a water pump on a car,
though, and all the other festooning you get in a Detroit or Japanese
product, and I'll take that car into the shop for everything more
complicated the spark plugs and oil).


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