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Old 12-05-2017, 01:21 PM   #401 (permalink)
Isaac Zackary
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Thanks. I ran a CB Magnaspark (the low end model) on my Superbeetle for two years. At the end of two years, the inside was completely corroded and the Hall effect sensor had snapped in half. CB said "they all do that" (so beware). I forget the details, but it was something like $450 for the unit, $350 for a rebuild that failed and another $100+ for a 009 and Perlux Ignitor. So a close-to-$1000 experiment.

What are the HVX moods
Thanks for the heads up! In some distant future I've actually thought about making my own ignition system with separate spark tables for each cylinder. (Talk about being a perfectionist!)

I would make it run off a Ford TFI module and a Toyota 1.5ohm coil. I've heard these do well for super lean burning in VW engines.

HVX mods are oiling mods designed to get more oil to the heads and thus cool them better:
Bob Hoover's Blog: HVX MODS

Of course with all the work done to this car I really ought to just keep it for my long distance driving.


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