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Air Cooled VW 1950-1979 Carburetor only Replacement EPC 32/36F

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Part #: 321-434
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Fits Years:
  • Bay Window Bus 1968-1979
  • Karmann Ghia 1956-1974
  • Split Window Bus 1950-1967
  • Standard Beetle 1946-1977
  • Super Beetle 1971-1979
  • Thing 1973-1974
  • Type 3 1962-1973
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1950-1979 Carburetor only Replacement EPC 32/36F

Replacement EMPI EPC32/36F VW Carburetor for your T-3 and T-4 Applications.

  • EMPI EPC 32/36F Carburetor
  • Sold Individually
  • Test Run and Adjusted for Smooth Performance
  • Provide Custom Tuning for T-3 and T-4 Applications


Also known under these part numbers: (For reference only)

  • 44-1018-1
  • 707924280517

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Control Your Carbs: VW Carburetor Installation

Control Your Carbs: VW Carburetor Installation

Replacing your VW Carburetor is an easy job that should take approximately 1 hour. With step-by-step instructions, your VW engine will be operating like new in no time! The install experts here at Mid America Motorworks teach you to replace your Air Cooled Volkswagen Dual Port Carburetor safely and efficiently.

For this project, you will need:

  • Carburetor – 355120VAL
  • 13mm Open-Ended Wrench or Socket
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • 8mm Wrench or Socket with Ratchet
  • Locktight
  1. Be sure to disconnect your VW's battery. Also note, it is always better to have a cold engine to avoid injury.
1. Battery is being disconnected
  1. When unpacking your new carburetor, notice a new gasket and installation studs are included.
  2. Free the air filter housing by first removing the 50mm air hose using a flat head screw driver.
  3. Then remove the screw holding the air filter housing in place and detach the 3mm hose.
4. Removing air filter housing screw
  1. Lift the air filter housing out in order to access the carburetor.
  2. Use a flat head screwdriver to unhook the fuel line and tuck it in an upward position to avoid fuel leakage.
6. unhooking the fuel line
  1. Detach the wire from the choke element.
  2. Detach the wire from the cutoff solenoid and the vacuum hose from the carburetor.
  3. Remove the throttle cable with a 8mm wrench or socket.
9. removing the throttle cable
  1. Remove the barrel nut that goes on the end of the throttle ensuring not to drop it.
  2. Remove the distributor cap for added workspace.(optional)
  3. Remove the rear retaining nut holding the carburetor to the manifold with a 13 mm open ended wrench. Be careful to not drop the nut and washer into the engine.
12. removing the throttle cable
  1. Remove the front stud.
  2. Lift the carburetor up and out.
  3. Remove the old gasket and inspect the condition of the inlet manifold being careful not to drop any debris inside. This is also a good time to check the inlet manifold boots.
  4. Apply a small amount of Locktight to the carburetor fixing studs and screw the studs into the carburetor. Use 13 mm head nuts to tighten the studs to avoid damaging the thread.
  5. Slip the new gasket over the carburetor studs. Hold the gasket in place as you put the new carburetor onto the manifold.
16. applying locktight to a carburetor fixing stud, 17. Slipping new gasket over the carburetor studs
  1. Loosely finger tighten the front nut to hold the carburetor into place then completely tighten the rear nut and washer.
18. finger tightening the front carburetor nut
  1. Tighten each nut equally to 14 foot-pounds torque. (2.0mkg)
  2. Reconnect the throttle cable using a barrel nut.
20. reconnecting the throttle cable
  1. Remove the protective covering on the end of the solenoid then reattach the wire coil.
21. removing the protective covering on the end of the solenoid
  1. Reattach the 3mm hose.
  2. Reattach fuel line and tighten the clamp with a flathead screwdriver.
  3. Replace the distributor cap. Make sure the spark plug wires are secure.
  4. Take the clear plastic cover off of the carburetor to ensure nothing falls inside.
  5. Put the clamp on the air filter housing.
  6. Place the housing back on top of the carburetor and tighten the clamp.
  7. Reattach the air filter hose and tighten the clamp.
28. reattaching the air filter hose
  1. Reattach the vacuum hose from inlet manifold to air filter housing.
  2. Reconnect the battery.
  3. Pump the gas pedal eight to ten times until the engine turns and hold the pedal to the floor to bring fuel to the carburetor.


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