I have recently acquired what I believe is a 1972 Super Beetle motor and drive train (4-speed). This is in a Home-made TRIKE.
She ran OK when I first got her... I could even get up to 75 MPH with a tail-wind... but she ran rough and looked even worse.
After attempting to adjust and tune up, my problems have gotten worse (and it tics me off cuz I am a pretty good wrench)
I cannot get her to run right and it is driving me crazy... first I have discovered a leaky left hand dual-port intake manifold. Even though that is causing an idle problem, now I cannot get the old girl to get over 60 MPH.
I have adjusted valves to .006, set static timing to (0), have one of those vacuum operated distributor, new plugs, old cap & rotor, condenser and wires.
Solex 34-PICT with dual vacuum lines to the distributor, electric choke, oil-bath air cleaner.
Any help appreciated, I simply need a direction to go.... without having to throw too much money at her.....