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Toyz For Sale / Re: C&CC Buggy Special Mag 1970
« on: Today at 01:28:46 PM »
Sold, thank you for your kind donation High. ;-)up

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Toyz For Sale / C&CC Buggy Special Mag 1970
« on: Today at 11:54:46 AM »
Cars & Car Conversations buggy special, bit of paint on the cover but still in very readable condition for 50 years old
 
70+ pages of nostalgia

10 posted, profits to RNLI.








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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine temperature
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:19:12 PM »
Both excellent answers but one a little more use than the other. Won't say which, don't want to upset anyone  ;-)(-; ;-)(-; ;-)(-;

It all depends on it you believe in the calibration of a 'non industrial' quality guage, and also whereabouts the sender is fitted.

If you use my method and hear yourself saying 'oh sh#t' then it's too hot😆😆😆

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 12, 2020, 06:12:56 PM »
if its notchy steering its most likely ball joint tight. i,ve had to throw away tons of new mahle and others as there too tight finally finding FIRST LINE ones the best (said before) if there tight you get a jump in the steering as you turn the wheel there is resistance against you then all of a sudden it turns and jerks .
when there pressed in if you cant move them by hand freely then there sh... as you have no weight at the front .
as for wheel ballancing one set of steel rims i had need weights half way round the rim i/s and i mean a lot. them chrome steels are absolute crap.
hope you sort it before going mental.
 :)

If I get a tight joint I usually put a nut on the thread, an adapter in my drill with a socket on and I 'run them in' a bit with the drill before fitting. It doesn't take long and frees them up a treat.

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine temperature
« on: August 12, 2020, 04:10:49 PM »
Just out of curiosity, how hot is too hot for engine oil in a type 1?

If you can't hold the dipstick it's too hot.

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Which electric fuel pumpm
« on: August 11, 2020, 12:59:07 PM »
Are you sure the linkage is going to foul the original pump? I've not come across one yet that does.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: scat t shifter
« on: August 10, 2020, 10:50:57 AM »
Common to have to tweak the holes a little. Your shift rod may not be 100% inline from when it was shortened.

Yes, common to have to file the slots out for a bit of sideways adjustment, or fit an adjuster at the rear of the shift rod.


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Had the engine rebuilt about 4 years ago but not happy with the outcome still have a bit of end float with small oil leak nothing to mention, as for condition all good runs well but would like something with more horse power, not an option for rebuild with the end float, thats why I thought about a long block and fit my bits and pieces.

If you've had too much endfloat since it was built it could've been set wrong from the start and just need adjusting with shims, as long as the flywheel end main bearing isn't moving in the case. It'd be worth checking as you'd get more for it if you decide to sell it.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 08, 2020, 04:57:42 PM »
Did you ever try a different set of wheels on? Standard or at least a bit narrower and with less offset that you know run straight?

With the width and offset you're running any very slight imbalance will amplify even the very minor bit of play that you've got and the leverage that they're imparting could even cause flexing in things like the trailing arms, track rods etc. plus be putting one hell of a strain on stub axles and wheel bearings.

I'd beg borrow or steal another pair of wheels to try before I spent any more $$$

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Hi I am also looking to upgrade my engine, running a t/p 1300 1971 with a 200m clutch, looking for a 1600 or 1641, any recommendations on purchase or do I go down the long block and put my own bit on any advice much appreciated.

How's you 1300 bottom end, oil pressure, end float etc? If good you could fit 1600 or 1641 cyls & pistons and 1600 heads to your own bottom end.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 05, 2020, 02:02:41 PM »
Daft question maybe but are the grub screws in the trailing arms  tight? I've found them in the past where the lock nut has been tight/seized on the thread so they appeared to be snug but the bullet end was still not quite tight in the indent.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:19:26 PM »
I watched the video and read your specs. 8" wheels with that sort of offset (increased by drop spindles as well maybe?) will be putting one Hell of a strain on, and magnifying any issues in the front end.

That's probably no help though, sorry :-\

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 04, 2020, 04:25:17 PM »
I presume the rear tyres aren't massively out of shape? I had a similar issue on my old daily and it was a 50p shaped rear tyre.

VWs aren't prone to wheel ballance problems, their front ends were developed before wheel balancing was even a thing, but are prone to things that are out of shape like wheels and more commonly tyres. You can balance up and out of shape tyre and it'll show as okay on the tyre guy's dials but it'll still be out of shape and will still bounce the car around.

I've been messing with old VW's for 50 years and have never once bothered to get a wheel and tyre balanced, they don't need it doing, if you've got the shakes it'll be a wheel or tyre issue that balancing won't/can't fix.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:29:57 PM »
You're proving nothing by trying it with manky old American tyres.

For the sake of 50 I'd get a pair of part worns thrown on it, maybe slightly wider and higher, not so stretched, keep your old tyres of course, and give that a go.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: scat t shifter
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:38:13 PM »
I think the one I had ages ago was an early one, I wasn't aware they'd changed much. I replaced the knob with one from an old Hurst shifter. Pretty sure the thread is 3/8" unc.

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