Well, apparently the stock carb had a cover on a hole, and after some time the plug will just blow, so it did. I towed the car up to Pompano where I could get some information on the issue. This is where Bruce from McNab Foreign Auto came into play, he’s been working on air-cooled VW’s for 35-40 years, much longer then I. I eventually replaced the stock carb with a Weber Progressive a friend had lying around.
While I was up there I also got some fun things to play with:
Laser Engraved Aluminium Crank Pulley: $27
Oil Filler Neck: $5
Oil Filler Breather: $11
“T” Bars: $10
Fuel Filter: $2