OK, let’s take off the distributer. I have two vacuum hoses on my distributere, go ahead and remove those.
Remove the sparkplug wires from the distributer. Then remove the other end from the spark plugs.
It’s time to rebuild that old engine of yours. Mine had been treated very poorly by the car’s previous owner, hence the oil, dirt, grime that you will see in the pictures. The case was beyond repair, so I had to buy a replacement engine, which in the long run was cheaper. OK, back on track, have a VW engine stand, and the engine mounted to it. We are going to remove the fan shroud from the rest of the car.
I have removed the generator and fan housing from my engine. At that point I noticed internal damage to the old generator so a replacement was bought. These come with no pully or shims so make sure that you save all of the parts from your old generator. When removing the pully, make note of how many shims there are between the halves and to the rear. This will give you a good idea as to what “setting” the Beetle already had. You will also need to remove the fan from the other end of the generator. It has been awhile since I did this so bear with me.