knowing when to twist, or when to stick…

To complement the Original Solex VW 34pict 3 carburettor and original Bosch vacuum advance distributer being fitted back to the 1600cc twin port air-cooled engine, I’ll be adding a slight contemporary upgrade to the ignition system, by replacing the points with an electronic ignition system…

Pertronix Electronic Ignition for Vacuum advance distributor

Petronix electronic ignition for vacuum advance distributor
Petronix electronic ignition for vacuum advance distributor

Very easy to install, a total fit and forget solution to replace your contact points for good, with a solid-state electronic module which will deliver almost double the voltage to your spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy and plug life.

  • A solid-state electronic system… ‘never change points again!’
  • Test results show the Ignitor delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy and plug life
  • Rotating cobalt magnets, mounted on the distributor shaft, trigger an electronic switching module (Hall effect integrated circuit)
  • …no points to burn, pit and corrode
  • …no moving and rubbing parts to wear out
  • Electronics are moulded in epoxy, eliminating deterioration from dirt, oil, grease or moisture (better foul weather performance)
  • Fits entirely inside the distributor, no ‘black box’ to clutter your engine compartment. Stable timing… no need for any adjustments.
  • No complicated wiring makes installations easy

Elsewhere, there will be other small upgrades, such as when the Early Bay front and rear bumpers are painted and ready to go back, I will be using a set of high quality Early Bay bumper (front and rear) stainless steel fitting bolts from Volksbolts

Quality Early Bay bumper (front and rear) stainless steel fitting bolts from Volksbolts
Quality Early Bay bumper (front and rear) stainless steel fitting bolts from Volksbolts
Quality Early Bay bumper (front and rear) stainless steel fitting bolts from Volksbolts
Quality Early Bay bumper (front and rear) stainless steel fitting bolts from Volksbolts

This kit contains all of the bolts, nuts and washers to attach the bumpers to your Bay Van.

  • There are ten (10) extra-long polished stainless bumper bolts to attach the bumpers to the irons.
  • There are six (6) shorter polished stainless bumper bolts to fix the front ‘step’ sections to the main front bumper.
  • There are four (4) Hexagon head bolts to fix the back ends of the steps to the body mounts.

These are all what I would consider as being moden ‘sympathetic upgrades’ to an Early Bay vintage camper, after all, this camper is going to be used as opposed to being a museum artefact at the Wolfsburg Museum!

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