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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Petrol tank breather
« on: April 10, 2021, 09:43:54 AM »
If that one's bolted into the top of the tank then it can't work properly with a full tank as petrol would be covering the opening. Although it would let air in a car parked in sun needs to let air out.

Shame it isn't chamfered to fit the filler spout

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Petrol tank breather
« on: April 06, 2021, 08:08:19 PM »

Here's a link to the valve 
My breather is at the back of the filler neck and originally peed fuel out if you accelerated with a full tank, this cured it.
Expensive but paid for in the fuel I would have lost plus the fire risk.

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Petrol tank breather
« on: April 06, 2021, 07:59:51 PM »
Mine runs out to under the front wing low down with a gadget fitted to stop fuel but let air through.

Think I got it from Demontweeks it's to stop fuel on rally cars that roll. Not cheap but you're likely to leak fuel without one so safety first

I think Peter runs his up the screen surround so gravity stops fuel coming out.

Another alternative is a cap with a breather and then you should be able to block off the pipe. Didn't do it on mine as it's under a bonnet so don't want it filling with fumes.


Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Battery box
« on: April 06, 2021, 11:42:26 AM »
You can buy plastic or fibreglass battery boxes, just search online. They come in various sizes so make sure you get the right one as you don't want the battery loose in there. MOT requires batteries to be properly secured so make sure it's strapped down somehow.

Alternatively if it's just the top you want to cover you can probably find a sandwich box the right size. Definitely no metal though

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Head re-torque
« on: April 02, 2021, 09:55:29 PM »
That pretty much sums up what I did.
As Keith says you need to lift the fan shroud to wiggle the top tins off.

Perfectly doable but have some touch up paint available for your tin

Parts Wanted / Re: Steering shaft 21mm
« on: March 30, 2021, 03:36:48 PM »
Hiya Ludicruz

Heard from an old school mate of mine, Alan who said him and his wife were talking to a bloke working on a nice orange buggy outside his house.

If you see them again say hello for me, and get that build finished I'm looking forward to seeing it

All the best

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hustler project
« on: March 29, 2021, 04:07:50 PM »
Please use safety glasses. I've seen the damage that can be caused to skin when grinding or cutting let alone eyes. If you're unfortunate enough to have a disc break up the results can be catastrophic.

 always wear them under cars as rust flakes and dirt are pretty unpleasant at best if it gets in your eyes.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hey everyone
« on: March 26, 2021, 11:44:13 PM »
Welcome to the site, we have a few muddy ones on here

Sounds a really interesting plan, don't forget to start a build thread we love pictures, and double afraid of asking questions

All the best

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Buggy Builder Identification Help
« on: March 26, 2021, 06:31:55 PM »
Grisley is an occasional visitor to the site. You should be able to find him in the member list then find his posts and there's possibly a picture.

Welcome to the site. Whereabouts are you?


Members Buggies / Re: Memory from 2009 about mine
« on: March 25, 2021, 05:06:54 PM »
Looking good H, you can't have enough yellow

Beach Buggies For Sale / Re: SWB Manta Ray for sale
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:16:25 PM »
Hiya mate, how you both keeping? Give me a ring sometime
All the best
Dave and Lynn

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: electrical journey begins
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:14:59 PM »
You could use a relay for the fog light that switches on with a momentary switch fed from the lighting circuit and holds itself on. If it gets its switching power from the lighting circuit it will  only switch on when the lights are on and switch off with the lights and not come on again until you tell it. Feed the bulb via the relay on a separate fused feed.

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: What colour is my buggy?
« on: March 22, 2021, 07:26:12 PM »
A good car spray shop may be able to match it.

Members Buggies / Re: Shiny Manx
« on: March 22, 2021, 09:58:20 AM »
On my own Doon sidepods stop the back seats filling with mud, also somewhere to fit bulky bits like musical air horns if they float your boat

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Speedo
« on: March 22, 2021, 09:55:55 AM »
WhatsApp seems to have stopped working outside UK. Tried Spain and Oz many times over the last few months and never worked video or voice. My wife is on Facebook and the messenger part worked for voice but didn't try video

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