1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1973 VW Beetle will not idle

Tiny
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  • 1973 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 92,000 MILES
Engine will start but will not idle. Also there is a strong raw gas smell. What ajustments do I need to make?
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Friday, June 13th, 2008 AT 1:16 PM

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Tiny
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Adjust the idle speed screw to raise the idle and see what happens-don't work readjust the air and fuel mixture screw and follow it with the idle speed screw. Also check the point gap and ignition timing-
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Friday, June 13th, 2008 AT 5:02 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I ajusted the timing and got it going
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Monday, June 16th, 2008 AT 3:12 PM

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