The Correct ’67 Beetle Distributor

The Correct '67 Beetle DistributorThe Distributor of choice for the 1967 Beetle is the 113-905-205K.

The 205K distributor’s advance is operated by a single vacuum. A tube on the vacuum canister is connected to a metal vacuum tube by a short length of vacuum hose. At the other end of the metal tube it is connected also by a short length of vacuum hose to the driver’s side brass vacuum inlet of the 30 Pict-1 (VW 105-1) Carburetor.

The metal tube is configured with a loop (like a large upside-down letter U) at the top at the vacuum port of the carburetor. This is to discourage any gasoline residual from being aspirated into the vacuum canister.

Here’s a little history of the evolution of the metal vacuum tube.

Into December, 1961, only a braided hose connected the vacuum canister directly to the carburetor. This was remedied during the month of December, 1961, with a kit supplied by or installed by VW dealerships. This kit was unusual in that a metal tube, formed into a loop as a complete circle, was connected by a 40mm length of braided hose to the carburetor vacuum tube and, at the bottom end, by a 40mm length of braided hose to the vac canister. This was to be a permanent installation.

VW installed a circular loop with one long end (to the vac canister) and one short end. (to the carburetor)

The Correct '67 Beetle Distributor
As well, there was a “service installation” which was a metal tube formed into a complete circle-loop which was an abbreviated version of the above metal tube. This tube was short on either end. It was to be installed on previous years as a replacement for cars which were fitted only with the braided hose. 40mm was cut from the existing braided hose and the metal tube-loop was inserted between the longer end and the 40mm piece.

Glen Orris’s Australian ’67 Beetle

This beautiful ’67 Beetle comes from Glen Orriss of Australia, a reader of It’s a 1300 deluxe. I don’t know much about the production run of ’67s in other countries, but this one is worth a mention because of  its unique features. It looks more like a ’66, but is in fact a 1967 Beetle.

German Vintage VW Gravel Guards

Gravel Guards

As we continue sharing original ’67 Beetle accessories, our friend Sam Glen sent over some long lost Genuine parts from his own collection. Thanks so much for sending over, Sam!

I just wanted to show how the latest conversations on “collectibles” jogged my memory. I bought these German gravel guards well over 20 year ago, put them up in the shop and forgot about them. After reading the neat stories Jay and the other folks posted, it stirred my memory, and guess what I found them again!

Thanks, everyone. I really enjoy

Do you have a ’67 Beetle accessory you’d like to showcase?

’67 Volkswagen Beetle Snow Plow

Sent over by reader of, Brandon Barnard. It’s a cold morning here in Austin, TX. Jay and I were talking about this earlier. If you think about it, these old cars were designed for the cold weather. Just a slight bump of the key, and I was headed down the road this morning.

Are you seeing snow and ice in your area? Did you drive you ’67 Beetle to work today?

FOR SALE — 70MM ’67 Beetle Gas Cap

FOR SALE — 70MM '67 Beetle Gas Cap
Good morning, ’67 community.
I have a very nice 70MM gas cap for sale. (NOS, I believe) It includes a new seal.

Status: For Sale
Location: Austin,Texas
Price: $25 shipped | Non US, email for a quote.