FOR SALE — Genuine Restored 30 PICT 1 Carbs

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Hello, ’67 Beetle community. I just wanted to mention that we do have another batch of restored 30 PICT 1 carbs available. Not just any 30 PICT 1, but the correct VW 105-1.

If you know the ’67 Beetle, you know the German VW 105-1. Two key components of a vintage Volkswagen engine are the distributor and the carburetor. VW engineers carefully paired these for optimum operation. The 30-PICT 1 carburetor was redesigned from 1966 – 1967 for use with a 1500cc engine.

Fits 1966 – 1967 Beetles. It can fit other applications, based on size of engine, etc. Contact us with questions.

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Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

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bob ebert

about 2 years ago

Good Morning.I have a 28 pict 1 on my 67 vw. It seems to run fine.If I go to 30p-1 will I need to also change the dizzy. ,also will I notice a difference in the way the eng. runs. Will I get more power.?BOB

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Hi, Bob...You won't need to change the distributor. You'll need to adjust the carburetor. You might notice a change in operation and you might not. This is based upon my assumption (a dangerous thing to do--assume) that your 28 Pict-1/2 has the power fuel supply drillings that the 30 Pict-1 (VW 105-1) has. If I knew the stamping on the 28 Pict flange (or on the back of the bowl) I might be able to tell you which carburetor you have and the size of the power fuel supply dispenser nozzle--these varied and likely are not the same as on the VW 105-1 30 Pict-1 carburetor. The other factor is whether your 28 Pict has the old style tube-and-spring return or the lever spring return. If the former, you would need to remove the old style return apparatus. Send me the stamping (if you can find it) and photos of the carburetor on your vehicle (front of carb as viewed from the rear of the car and the driver's side and one from the generator side) if you can. This would be a great project on a cold day in Canada--can you find one of those cold days? LOL jay

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Hey, guys. From the research I was doing, I think you can just do a direct swap. The 105-1 is a much better carb, as it has the active fuel circuit.

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Sam Glenn

about 2 years ago

i don't have the original on mine, either. I replaced with an Empi, years back. Haven't had any problems. Jay or Eric, give me some advice here.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Sam. My advice.. Keep it German. These are fully restored and function as new.

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Hello, Sam...Is the EMPI carb a 30 Pict-1? I don't keep up with EMPI parts so wasn't aware that they had one (if it is). EMPI (the original company) had some interesting and , now, highly collectible parts and applications. I do not know the history of how EMPI has become a purveyor of Chinese goods. Although eventually these may become better, presently let the buyer beware. The jury is out on piston-cylinder sets and dual-port cylinder heads. The distributors have a mixed review. Everyone understands the need for less expensive parts--we all want to save money. However, in the realm of collector-vintage vehicles, it is not a good idea to use inferior parts. Shop wisely. I know that you didn't ask exactly for this little "fireside chat" but it fits with the subject--EMPI parts. I agree with Eric. The German parts were engineered to operate well. I prefer German or at least VW authorized and/or German replacement parts. If your carb is operating well and you aren't particular about having everything original--keep driving and enjoying your '67 Beetle, Sam! jay

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Sam Glenn

about 2 years ago

Eric & Jay, let me start by saying I value both your opinions, that why I asked for your advice. The Empi carb was there when I needed to get back on the road. It works great, I've had it for years, but I always hated to explain why I didn't have the original carb. Eric, give me a couple weeks, look for my order. Guys, thank you for your great wisdom on this wonderful car, thank you for your efforts. How fortunate we are to have this resource.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Sam. We are here for Ya, bud. Let me know if you'd like me to put a carb aside for you.

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Joseph

about 2 years ago

I just ordered one. My bug will never be a "restored original" again, but I am sick and tired of the problems I'm having with the incorrect Chinese replacement that is on it currently. I agree "Keep it original German" is always the best way to go with mechanical parts.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Joseph. Thank you for the order! Yes, I'm not a fan of all the aftermarket crap out there.. I've read a lot of good articles about the tooling process on this stuff. It does not match German at all, which is why you often times have stuff that is "junk" out of the box. Your carb will ship tomorrow. Thank you!

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