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SVDA 034 Distributor

with 3BOS4U1 Electronic Ignition

for 4-cylinder Air-cooled VW & Porsche

 

 

Hot-Spark SVDA 034 Vacuum-advance Distributor with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition for Air-cooled VW and Porsche 0 231 170 034

The Hot-Spark SVDA 034 Distributor with Electronic Ignition

The perfect replacement for most air-cooled VWs & Porsches

 

 

Brand new vacuum-advance SVDA 034 Distributor for Volkswagen Beetle, Ghia, Thing, Bus, Type I, II, III, IV, Porsche.

Includes 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition conversion kit already installed, ready to run in your air-cooled VW or Porsche – Just install distributor, connect the red wire to the coil's positive (+ or 15) terminal and the black wire to the coil's negative terminal (– or 1), connect vacuum hose to carburetor/throttle body and set the timing - Simple!

Zero-maintenance 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition means you won't have to fool with points and timing again – always stays in perfect tune!

Our SVDA distributor is a quality reproduction of the original, vacuum-advance Bosch 0 231 170 034 / VW 043-905-205, federal model distributor that came stock from the factory on the 1974 VW Beetle with 1600 engine and manual transmission. Perfect for use with the 34PICT carburetor. This distributor requires a vacuum source from the carburetor or throttle body (when used with fuel injection). Can use stock Bosch distributor cap, rotor, etc. Includes OEM distributor shaft D-Ring.

Some of the advantages of the SVDA 034 distributor over the 009 distributor:

The Hot Spark SVDA distributor is ideal for use with most 12-volt, stock, air-cooled Volkswagens, except later models with factory electronic ignition and those with certain early Bosch fuel injection systems triggered by special contacts in the bottom of the distributor (Bosch D-Jetronic).

 

We thoroughly examine each distributor; everything is adjusted and lubricated before shipping. We then set and test each distributor's advance curve for maximum acceleration and fuel economy, using a precision distributor testing machine.

 

 

The Hot-Spark SVDA 034 distributor fits the following Volkswagen models (12 volt, negative ground only):

Can use these standard Bosch replacement parts (same parts as Bosch 009 distributor):

 

Timing the SVDA 034 Distributor

Use a stroboscopic timing light. Timing should be set initially at 30-32° BTDC at 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Maximum advance, at 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose connected, with no load on engine (car sitting still), light throttle, should not exceed 42-44° BTDC.

 

For proper operation of the distributor's vacuum advance, the vacuum source needs to be able to generate a minimum of about 8 inches (200 mm) of Hg. If your engine is running a high-lift, long duration cam, with cam overlap or an aftermarket carburetor setup without an available vacuum source, the vacuum-advance mechanism may not advance fully.  However, the distributor's centrifugal-advance mechanism will provide the same advance curve as a properly adjusted 009 centrifugal-advance distributor, simply by capping off the vacuum port.

Compatible Carburetors: The following carburetors should produce the proper amount of vacuum for use with the SVDA 034 distributor (if they are fitted with a vacuum port):

If your car has Kadron or ICT carbs, connect the vacuum hose to at least one carburetor. If your car has dual IDF or DRLA carbs, run a vacuum hose to both carburetors, T them together and then run the vacuum hose to the SVDA 034's vacuum port.

If your 1971 VW Bus or 1971-74 VW Beetle/Ghia/Thing has the original dual-vacuum distributor and you replace it with the SVDA 034, you'll need to plug (cap off) the carburetor's retard vacuum port, which is the port located closest to you as you're looking at the carburetor from the rear of the car. Use the advance vacuum port, located on the left side of the 34PICT carburetor.

Works with Bosch L-Jetronic Fuel Injection: 1975-1979 VW Bus and 1980-1983½ air-cooled VW Vanagon (except 1979-1983 California models)

This distributor requires a 12-volt, negative ground electrical system.

Coil: Coil must have 3.0 Ohms or more primary resistance. The Beru Germany Blue Coil is ideal for 4- and 6-cylinder ignition kits.

To measure primary resistance: Label and remove all wires to coil ( + or - ). Using a common digital multimeter in the 200 Ω mode, cross the red and black leads of the Ohmmeter. Allow 10 seconds or so for the reading to settle and write down the reading. Still in the 200 Ohm mode, measure between coil’s + and - terminals. Allow a few seconds for the reading to settle, until it stabilizes. Subtract the previous reading, taken with the leads crossed, to compensate for Ohmmeter's inherent resistance. Do not use a low-resistance coil, such as the MSD or Accel coil; they don’t have enough primary resistance for this application.

Measuring Coil Resistance (and more): www.Hot-Spark.com/Coil.htm

Test the charging system's maximum voltage: If the charging system voltage, measured at the coil's + terminal, is more than 14.0 volts at any RPM level, the voltage regulator likely needs replacing or a 1.4 Ohm ballast resistor should be wired between the coil's + terminal and the red HotSpark ignition wire. Too much voltage can damage the ignition module and other electronic components.

 

We inspect each distributor thoroughly; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We then set and test the advance curve on a precision distributor testing machine.

 

Hello,

This is to express my thanks for the excellent service you recently provided me. The Hot Spark distributor has behaved faultlessly during our 17,000 miles trip through South and Central America.


Kind regards,

Ross Letten
Australia

 

Click here to see SVDA 034 installation instructions.

 

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SVDA034/3BOS4U1

SVDA 034 Vacuum-Advance Distributor for 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW & Porsche with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition

Hot-Spark SVDA 034 Vacuum-advance Distributor with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition for Air-cooled VW and Porsche 0 231 170 034

for 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW and Porsche

Replacement distributor for air-cooled VW & Porsche 4-cylinder engines. Replaces stock distributor or 009/050 distributors. Requires vacuum source from carburetor or throttle body. With 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition installed, instead of points/condenser. Everything you need included - no external ignition box required.

Timing Set At:

30-32° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Use stroboscopic timing light. Timing should not exceed 42-44° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM (full advance) with vacuum hose connected, no load on engine.

Application:

1946-1983 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW and Porsche with available vacuum source on carburetor or throttle body.

For 12V negative ground electrical systems only.

 

Coil Required:

Stock Bosch 3+ Ohm coil OK. Coil must have 3.0 Ohms or more internal primary resistance. Beru Germany Blue Coil recommended.

In stock:

Available:

 

Item Number: SVDA034/3BOS4U1
Price: US $109.99

USPS Priority Mail shipping (usually 2-3 business days) to anywhere in the USA -- US $10.00

For air-cooled VW & Porsche only.

Item Name: SVDA 034 Distributor with 3BOS4U1 Electronic Ignition

We inspect each distributor thoroughly; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We set and test the advance curve of each distributor on a precision distributor testing machine for optimal performance with 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW/Porsche engines.

Ready to install. Includes cap, rotor, OEM distributor shaft D-Ring and everything you need - no external ignition box required.

Price: US $109.99

Price with Shipping

 

 

BERU

Germany

 Blue Coil

BERU Germany

Blue Coil

3.3 Ohms primary resistance

Beru Germany Ignition Coil with 3.3 Ohms Primary Resistance. Ideal for 4-cylinder Hot Spark electronic ignition conversion kit or for use with breaker points. Produces strong, blue spark at the spark plugs.

3.3 Ohms primary resistance

 Ideal for Use with Hot-Spark Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits with red 3-series ignition module or for use with breaker points.

 

Heavy-duty coil with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance. Ideal for points or electronic ignition. Produces strong, blue spark at the plugs. Ideal for HotSpark ignition kits or for use with points.

Application:

 

Ideal for HotSpark ignition kits or for use with points. Provides plenty of primary resistance to protect from overheating due to high-voltage  environments. No external ballast resistor required.

Produces strong, blue spark when used with Hot-Spark red electronic ignition conversion kits  (red ignition module).

Also excellent for points-based distributors - high primary resistance helps reduce points burning, pitting.

 

 

Standard 56mm (2.2 in.) coil diameter - fits stock coil clamps.

In Stock:

 

Available:

 

Item Number: Beru Germany Blue Coil
Price: US $29.99

Shipping: US $10.00 shipping to anywhere in the USA

Item Name: Beru Germany Blue Coil

Price US $29.99

Price with Shipping

 

 

SVDA 034 Electronic Distributor + Beru Germany Blue Coil + Bosch USA Spark Plug Leads + Beru Ultra Spark Plugs

SVDA 034 Electronic Vacuum-Advance Distributor for 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW with Beru Germany Blue Coil, Bosch USA Spark Plug Leads, Beru Ultra Spark Plugs

Hot-Spark SVDA 034 Vacuum-advance Distributor with 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition for Air-cooled VW and Porsche 0 231 170 034

for 4-cylinder, air-cooled Type I VW Engines

Replacement distributor for air-cooled VW Type I four-cylinder engines. Replaces stock distributor or 009/050 distributors. Requires vacuum source from carburetor. With 3BOS4U1 electronic ignition installed, instead of points/condenser. Everything you need included - no external ignition box required. Includes Beru Germany Blue Coil, Bosch USA heavy-duty spark plug leads and four Beru Ultra Spark Plugs

Timing Set At:

30-32° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Use stroboscopic timing light. Timing should not exceed 42-44° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM (full advance) with vacuum hose connected, no load on engine.

Application:

1946-1975 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW Type I engines with available vacuum source on carburetor.

For 12V negative ground electrical systems only.

 

Coil Required:

Beru Germany Blue Coil with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance  included.

In stock:

Available:

 

Item Number: SVDA034 + Beru Blue Coil + Bosch USA Spark Plug Leads, Beru Ultra Spark Plugs   Price: US $149.99

USPS Priority Mail shipping (usually 2-3 business days) to anywhere in the USA -- US $20.00

For air-cooled VW Type I engines only.

Item Name: SVDA 034 Electronic Distributor with Beru Germany Blue Coil, Bosch USA spark plug leads & four Beru Ultra spark plugs

We inspect each distributor thoroughly; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We set and test the advance curve of each distributor on a precision distributor testing machine for optimal performance with 4-cylinder, air-cooled VW/Porsche engines.

Ready to install. Includes cap, rotor, OEM distributor shaft D-Ring and everything you need - no external ignition box required.

Price: US $149.99

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Click here to view SVDA 034 Installation Instructions.

 

 

Foreign Orders: Shipping discount available if purchasing multiple items.

 

 

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Customer Testimonials:

I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my purchase of the SVDA 034 distributor for air-cooled VW. I have a '69 VW convertible bug with a stock 1600 dual port engine and it had the 009 centrifugal-advance distributor with a stock 34PICT carburetor. I have had the usual "stumble" and crappy slow speed throttle response. I installed the new SVDA 034 distributor with electronic ignition this morning. All went like clockwork and had much to do with your excellent directions.
 
After setting up the timing I went out for a drive and was blown away by how well the engine ran. No more stumble. The transition from slow speed to highway "without" a full throttle attack was amazing! Thanks for such a great product!
 

Lawrence
Yucaipa, California

 

 

Hello, 

This is to express my thanks for the excellent service you recently provided me. The Hot Spark distributor has behaved faultlessly during our 17,000 miles trip through South and Central America. 


Kind regards, 

Ross Letten 
Australia