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Beach Buggies For Sale / 1972 VW Beetle for sale
« on: October 24, 2020, 07:57:37 PM »
Hello Everybody,

I know I have not posted up in a while but am still looking in.

I have decided it is time for me to let my faithful old Beetle go, shes definitely not a candidate for a buggy though.

I hope very much its ok for me to put this in here.

My Beetle has basically never let anybody down since the day she came out of VW, made to order
for a lady in Munich. it has done 85500 miles since and comes with all the original order paperwork, from the first enquiry
right up to the delivery note and final bill. She was ordered with four or five modification's and was built to order. Both she
and my Manx have been my daily drivers for many many years.

It is Marina Blue, has a sun roof, a 1300 twin port engine, high backed seats, no fuel gauge, but a little
vdo is now sitting inside the glove box. The body style is a 1200 basic model and it is left hand drive,
the wax seal is still in place at the rear of the speedo as the speedo cable collar has never been unscrewed
since fitted and then sealed by VW when it was made.. She has five new radials fitted.

I am the third owner, there is a fourth, my son, I gave the Beetle to him when he started driving,
he had it five years I think and then gave it back.

I am selling her as I dont need two cars anymore, my Manx, Stell, is to stay so her sister can move on and
have a life of being properly used. My beetle is 'N' registration, she and her owner emigrated to England in 1974
so hence the N registration plate.

The Beetle is rock solid and has just got her latest mot this last week, I have attached some photos, please if I may, no silly questions,
if anyone is interested do let me know. I think 4500 is a reasonable price to ask.

My Beetle is the perfect little car for someone to be using on a daily basis, and she needs to be really.

Many Thanks, Peter

Edit: I changed the mileage to '85500 miles'' as It has a speedo thats in 'Kilometres' and I get confused sometimes











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I have been faffing a bit to do other things and have made the Holidays section
of my site link up to Annuals.

Each event can wind along through time and when looking at an Annual the same thing applies, each event can then be targeted.

Advancing through time apply's to an event page or an Annual page.

NEWS, Swanage and RMCH all have several pages, so there is a link to 'The Annual' in each of their yearly albums,
all the other events sections that have only one page can access the main Annual page, or targeting the respective yearly Annual
by means of the 'curvy arrow' at the bottom of each albums photo  :) ;D

I hope it makes it easier to see the events as an Annual group through time, and, that you can see how it works.

Here are a few random links to the events and the Annuals, I hope its straight forward to navigate around

Peter

Some events...

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/holidaysAndShows-Swanage2015.php

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/holidaysAndShows-NEWS2016.php

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/Calendars-RMCH-2015.php

And some Annual pages...

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/holidaysAndShows-Annuals2010.php

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/holidaysAndShows-Annuals2015.php

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/holidaysAndShows-Annuals2016.php

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I am sorry if this is the wrong place to put this, but I have a question...

My sister Sally has just been to the DVLA website to tax her buggy.

There is now an age related declaration that has to be answered with reference to
major modification and MOT exemption.

Her Sidewinder is obviously modified, chassis shortened, and after selecting the option
that the vehicle has not been altered is 'incorrect' the entire process just loops her back to the beginning....

Whats the story with this now ? If anyone can clarify the situation I would be very grateful, as
her buggy details have been entered in here, the Forum, to correct the issue of 'Beetle' as requested a long time ago,
the details now come up as Volkswagen, and at present Sally is unable to proceed with anything let alone tax her vehicle now, any ideas ?

Many thanks, Peter


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This maybe interesting to some so I thought I might post it up.

The Baja 1000 is set to kick off shortly and some members of the Manx Club who are racing have put
together a tracking system/page, it remains to be seen how many will actively use it
but a few are already and its live now. Team 302 is one of the buggies that are using it. Its basic but works well
and as the race unfolds their current positions and map references are available.

I have to say its quite a first and is working very well, not much activity at the moment as teams are arriving,
one of which drove across the states just to get to the start line  ;-)up So I have put an album together with the
relevant links being in there too.

Track the buggies - http://manxclub.sequent-tech.com/

Photos - http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/BugsAbroad.php?album=NORRA-2018

I wish them all a very safe and great race  :)



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Beach Buggy General Help / Portable and small Easy Bleed Air Supply
« on: April 11, 2018, 11:17:06 AM »
I thought I might post this as over the years when I have used my Easy Bleed bottle
its always been slightly inconvenient to hook up to the air supply to a rather unmanageable car tyre.

Sooo, after a rethink, I have bought a tiny wheel barrow wheel for 4, its only 250mm diameter and is now
completely portable and can just sit on the seat or the floor  ;-)up

Peter  :)


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Members Buggies / Stuart Pritchard's Jaz
« on: April 02, 2017, 08:46:52 PM »
I am posting this link on behalf of Stuart as he may be a member but isn't quite sure of his user name.

One very nice red Jas and, best mate Bryan :-)

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/yourBuggys-ByDesign-Jas.php?album=StuartPritchard-Jas




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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Slip joints - Improvments
« on: February 11, 2017, 02:58:20 PM »
I thought I would post this as its a very very easy thing to do/have done.

My Sidewinder exhaust from Mike is still as good as new, just very filthy,
due mainly to being used so much.

Having slip joints as opposed to a pair of flanges can lead (over time) to things
loosening up where the two tubes meet and slip together and I noticed than it
led to the main exhaust vibrating a little bit as engine temperatures changed.

So I have made two pairs of flanges, removed the rear J tubes and after sliding them into place, tacked them onto
each tube. Finally using stainless bolts with a spring on each.
The exhaust is now able to move but under restraint, with all tendency to vibrate being got rid of  ;-)up

I really am pleased with how well its doing and think it would be a good option to have if you ordered a slip jointed system from Mike,
although it would be quite straight forward to have some made up for you else where.

The bolts are stainless and M6 x 25

I know its a mess at the moment, but shes used every day, as needs must, but heres a photo

Peter


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Members Buggies / The Doon's - To date!
« on: January 15, 2017, 04:54:12 PM »
Massive Thanks to Chad for a huge amount of help with this, I have always wondered how many
and what colour they all were, so here is the whole nine yards, with only two missing  ;)

I shall try to keep it all up to date as time passes, here are a few of the 61 sold so far :)

Peter

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/yourBuggys-ByDesign-Doon-1.php

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/yourBuggys-ByDesign-DoonHistory-SWB-1.php

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/yourBuggys-ByDesign-DoonHistory-LWB-1.php










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Beach Buggy General Help / Front End Body to Beam Supports
« on: September 23, 2016, 07:08:33 PM »
I thought I might post this up as its quite important to have if you are running a standard fuel tank in the front.

I made up two supports that take the load at the front and attach to each of the VW mounting points situated on the top of each vertical front beam mounting bar.

I recently noticed that due to my Limebug beam being slightly taller in this area my supports had fractured as they were being compressed and the bends cracked, leaving me with noticeable strange and new noises when driving.

The front does not move/bounce much but on bad roads, potholes, speed bumps the shocks going through
the front end are quite severe. Sooo, after machining up two more supports and bolting them in, the difference
in the rigidity of the front tank area of the tub is incredibly apparent. Its rock solid and the only
thing that moves is the suspension.

In fact it is soo noticeable that I thought I would post about it and if anyone isn't running a pair of
these supports you may be amazed at how much difference they make and are well worth the
time doing them

Peter  :)


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This a new show and is being organised Sam Jeffery of VWorks in Penshurst.

Its set in unbelivably beautiful surroundings at Penshurst Place and is slap in the centre
of Penshurst itself, the buggy's will be very welcome.

There are lovely drives around and about with half a dozen old pubs, at least, within 3 miles.

The show is on the 15th and 16th July 2017 if anyone may be interested.

Peter

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I thought I might put this in here for 2017, its a lovely small easy event to be at
and next year, 2017, it will be on Sunday September 10th, at Gabriel's Farm, Mill Hill,
Edenbridge in Kent, admission is free to anyone who want's to be 'in it', otherwise it's 3....

There's lot's to eat, see and do even from the air   ::) :D

Hopefully some of you may be able to come  ;-)up

Peter

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I know what you did last Summer . . . / Edenbridge Motor Show
« on: September 12, 2016, 08:39:21 AM »
A great day and the sun was with us again, the organizers had the buggys
parked alongside the main entrance way and there was a lot of interest, with
Chris busy all the time showing the kids what was what, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/index.php?album=EdenbridgeMotorShow-2016














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Pier Pressure 2016 / A link to Pier Pressure
« on: August 13, 2016, 09:41:39 PM »
I hope its ok to do this, as I though it would be nice to roll through the pier photos,
so I put up a page for Pier Pressure and the guy's and will update the album as and when
things pop up. Links to daily maps and stuff like that.

http://www.manxmaniac.co.uk/PierPressure.php

Peter




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Parts Wanted / Bosch 009...
« on: July 20, 2016, 09:19:34 PM »
Allooo

My Bosch 009 is in need of replacing and it seems they are not available in the UK
anymore...

I have seen an 009 with a Pertronix Flame Thrower sticker on it but somehow it looks
like a badged copy of an 009, I have mailed them asking the situation but if anyone
knows of or could post up some info on whats available that's any good or a link to a
Bosch original in the UK that would be nice.

I have seen the cheap copies and I wont be having one anywhere near my engine,
as old as it is, it's got some dignity!

Thanks
Peter

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Carb Linkages
« on: May 08, 2016, 07:35:21 PM »
Interesting read all this, somehow this design of dual carb throttle linkage for the flat four seems to have
so many inbuilt areas where the setup can unsync itself its really quite unbelievable, all this mechanical stuff
just to open a throttle, it seems to crop up all the time and everyone has to keep an eye on things to
ensure the carbs are in sync. The entire assembly is, for me anyway, complete overkill!

I still think that a non stretch cable controlling each carb, ie two cables that meet at a single point and
eventually, to your foot, would be quite a good idea.

I just googled non stretch bike cables and there are quite a few advances being made in that the old multi
wire cables are being superseded by one piece very thin, strong cables that dont stretch at all.

Other ideas that incorporate these cables might look something like this...


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