So today I went down the path of investigating people who restore original Bosch distributors.
One only does certain kinds of work. The other does not work on these types of distributors, but directed me to Sparxwerks, another vendor.
So I sent an email them. After some back and forth, it became obvious that Murbella’s VW 113 905 205T DVDA is in fact, not what she was born with.
Now I knew the 311 905 205T (Bosch 231 167 014) never made sense to me when I’d look it up in various reference materials.
All 75-79 FI Type 1s (AJ engines) all had 043 905 205H DVDAs (Bosch 231 176 044) on them throughout the production life of the engines.
How in the world did Murbella end up with DVDA distributor that is from a 1970 Non-USA Type 3!!!
Something that ended up from Canada or Mexico?
What happened to her original 205H?
I mean… real Bosch distributors last forever! And this 205T that’s been driving her is 50 years old!!! Not 41!!!
Given all of this work I’m doing, going so far as to purchase up some new FI-only parts, and all the ceramic coating and parts restoration… does it not make sense to just put out $212 for a completely restored correct 205H for the engine?
I mean, I’m over budget and scope a bit. That happened when I realized I needed to really redo the heads/valves, as well as a new cam, etc. So with all that I had to just rebuild the whole engine, and maintain everything original to 1979 on it.
The 205T works. And since the only other DVDAs I have are ones I found for parts (or to be restored) perhaps I should just buy a totally restored one and stick with my dedication.
(And maybe, this engine will actually run perfectly and I won’t have messed up anything.)