VW Bug Timing Question

Date: 09/20/2006 20:25 | Topic / Title:
What's the Timing mechanism. Is it a Chain, or Gear, or are there both? I'm having some backfiring, and want to look into the Timing. I have the Type 1 1500 cc engine.
Date: 09/20/2006 22:02 | Topic / Title:
Thats easy. Set your points to .016, dwell angle to 44-50 and ignition to 0deg at TDC. Hope this helps.
Date: 09/21/2006 03:17 | Topic / Title:
Thanks, I'll give that a shot this weekend when I have the time.
Date: 09/21/2006 23:04 | Topic / Title:
Could somebody explain step-by-step procedure for timing setup?
Date: 09/22/2006 10:08 | Topic / Title:
Connect one lead from a test light to the negative (-) side of the coil (where the condenser plugs into) and the other lead to a good ground.

Loosen the distributor clamp so the dist. turns.
Rotate the engine so the appropriate timing mark lines up with the split on the crank case and the distributor rotor is pointing to the #1 spark plug wire.

Turn the ignition key to the first position.

The light should be on. If not, turn the dist slowly until is comes on.

Rotate the engine counterclockwise aprox. 1/4 of a turn, then slowly clockwise and the light should come on as soon as the timing mark lines up with the split on the crank case.

Tighten dist. clamp.