Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
  We salute a legendary member of the community.
Thank you for selflessly sharing your wisdom with us...
Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 14
914 Carb conversion Question

I'm installing a set of Webers to a re-built 1.8l engine into a '72 914. I have read recommendations to install an secondary fuel pump and .009 distributor. Is this a necessity to get the engine to run or should it work with the stock fuel pump and distributor from the FI system? Thanks.
Old 06-02-2008, 07:26 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
djpateman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Burford, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,471
A stock FI fuel pump putting out 20 to 30 PSI compared to a fuel pump for carbs putting out 3 to 4 PSI are two different things altogether.
__________________
Keeper of 911, 912 & 914 databases
Researching 356, 911, 912 & 914 Paint codes, Engine #'s and Transmission #'s
Addicted since 1975
Old 06-03-2008, 05:44 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
bluemm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 52
You will need a new fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator. I recommend an adjustable regulator. I used a 4 psi pump and an adjustable regulator capable of 1 to 7 psi in 1/2 pound increments. Works great.
Old 06-03-2008, 04:06 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
HarveyH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Downingtown, PA, USA
Posts: 117
You also don't need the 009 distributor. The 009 advance curve is specifically for the VW Ty 1 engine. Any of the stock 914 distributors have a much better advance curve for the Ty 4 engine. Depending on the model of carb you have, there may be a small screw-in plug that seals a vacuum port. Remove this plug and run a hose from the tube on the carb to the advance side of the distributor dashpot. Even without the use of vacuum advance the stock distributor is better than the 009.
Harvey
__________________
Harvey
Old 06-04-2008, 03:21 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
jaybird840's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 326
Send a message via Skype™ to jaybird840
+1 on ditching the 009. My 1.8 had a 009 installed when I acquired it, and it sucked! Do yourself a favor, spend the $300 on a Mallory Unilite offered by Jake Raby or Chris at Tangerine Racing. I was soooo glad I did. It is truly "set it and forget it." Worth every penny.
__________________
Jaybird
'75 914--slowly becoming a supercar
2.7RS spec rebuild in progress
Old 06-04-2008, 02:07 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
SGB SGB is offline
Registered User
 
SGB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 902
Garage
However, the engine will fire and run with the stock diz using carbs. I don't use a pressure regulator, but you must use a LOW pressure fuel pump. The are inexpesive here at PP.
__________________
-Scott


My gallery page
Old 06-13-2008, 06:18 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Now available:  101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster!
Vinyl Pimp
 
Joe Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Western Tri-states
Posts: 30,568
Did you ditch the stock fuel injection profile cam shaft?
__________________
**********
Support your Pelican only Custom Graphic guy
73/83/93 RS Cab, 3.6
www.nbdgraphics.com ** also on FaceBook, there are NO BAD DAYS!
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE!!!!!
Old 06-14-2008, 09:33 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
SGB SGB is offline
Registered User
 
SGB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 902
Garage
I don't think he did. Same with the diz. Right now I think its just carbs on manifolds. Soon to be joined by a low pressure pump.
__________________
-Scott


My gallery page
Old 06-15-2008, 04:10 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
I'm out... I faded.
 
trekkor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Napa, Ca
Posts: 13,677
I'm still trying to find out if the Euro TypeIV with carbs used a different cam.


KT
__________________
'74 914-6 2.6 SS #746
'98 Volvo S90
'99 filthy

Let me set your tile! http://www.willstile.com

Last edited by trekkor; 06-17-2008 at 11:48 PM..
Old 06-15-2008, 04:30 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dave at Pelican Parts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Silly-Con Valley
Posts: 12,727
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Dave at Pelican Parts Send a message via Yahoo to Dave at Pelican Parts
No, it did not. Same part number, same valve opening/closing points, and I believe the same lift.

--DD
__________________
Pelican Parts 914 Tech Support

A few pics of my car: http://www.pelicanparts.com/gallery/Dave_Darling
Old 06-15-2008, 07:09 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 1,346
a self regulated low presure fuel pump is what you need. remember, filter prior to the pump.

k
__________________
here? not so much i think. high five!!!
Old 06-22-2008, 05:37 AM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Old 06-22-2008, 05:37 AM
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:34 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.