SVDA 034 Electronic Distributor Combo:
for 4-cylinder Air-cooled VW Type I Engines:
Beetle, Bug, Ghia, Thing, Bus and Kombi (through 1971), Type II, Type III
(12-Volt, with Carburetor(s) Only)
Brand new vacuum-advance SVDA 034 Electronic Distributor for Volkswagen Beetle, Ghia, Thing, Bus (through 1971), Type I, II, III.
SVDA 034 Combo Package Includes:
New SVDA 034 Distributor with 3BOS4U1 Electronic Ignition Installed
Beru Germany Blue Coil (with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance)
Four Beru Ultra Spark Plugs for VW Type I Engine
Bosch USA Heavy-Duty Spark Plug Cables for VW Type I Engine
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 O-Ring.
Some of the advantages of the SVDA 034 distributor over the 009 distributor:
Better acceleration - helps eliminate the 009's infamous "flat spot" on take-off
Cooler engine temps
More power, throughout the advance curve
Better fuel economy
No need to run a rich fuel/air mixture to compensate for the 009's poor acceleration, which results in unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust and reduced engine life
Includes OEM distributor shaft D-Ring.
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 (requires 12 volt, negative ground electrical system):
Type I: Beetle, Bug, Vocho, 1946-1979
Karmann Ghia, 1956-1974
Thing, Type 181, Safari, 1973-1975
Type II: Bus, Transporter, Station Wagon, Kombi, Westfalia Camper, 1950-1971
Type III: Fastback, Squareback, Notchback, 1962-1973
Can use these standard Bosch or Beru 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.
This distributor requires a 12-volt, negative ground electrical system.
Coil: Beru Germany Blue Coil with 3.3 Ohms Primary Resistance included.
Test the charging system's maximum voltage: If the charging system voltage, measured at the coil's positive terminal, is more than 14.0 volts at 2,500+ RPM, the voltage regulator likely needs replacing. 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.
Click here to see SVDA 034 installation instructions.
International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.
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
Click here to view SVDA 034 Installation Instructions.
Foreign Orders: Shipping discount available if purchasing multiple items.
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Just want to thank you for your distributor for my bug. Wow, I thought it ran great before!
Easy instructions, amazing!!!! Great job, guys.
I will be recommending this to all my friends.
Newry, South Carolina, USA
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
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!
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.