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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Filter king query
« on: April 20, 2020, 09:57:12 AM »
I have a filter king for my buggy.

You need to keep the filter high up out the way of stones but easily accessed. The glass is handy to visibly see if the filter needs swapped out. Not an issue with the aluminium cover but needs opened to check the filter. So a bit of a trade off.

Good because the set up is a quality unit. A bit of a step up from in line lawn mower filters.

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Amid the current climate of COVID-19, has there been any news regarding this events status...?

Not heard as yet - but will post as soon as I do   ;)

I have asked on their facebook page but no info yet.

At this rate it seems there will be little on apart from our own organised tours.

I hope swanage stays on. The prime tour for us this year.

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Amid the current climate of COVID-19, has there been any news regarding this events status...?

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Gutted. But understanable.

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Members Buggies / Re: Added to my collection
« on: March 14, 2020, 07:38:08 PM »
Two buggys. Two trailers.

Lots of camping kit.  ;-)up

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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:54:55 AM »
Hi Arran, are you bringing the buggy down or getting it sent down?

Only ask as I work less than 1 mile from Volksmagic.

Chad ;-)up

Hi Chad,

I brought it down on a hired trailer & truck. I'm glad I did because the -3C, snow and rain was horrendous. So much the trailer lights started to earth as they were full of water  ;D ;D ;D

It was horrible, but by the time I got to liverpool it had dried out.

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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: March 02, 2020, 10:28:05 AM »
The steering coupler has been a long standing issue I've wanted done, and the accelerator pedal is woeful so the set rebuilt.

Better a pro doing it than me!

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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: March 02, 2020, 10:06:42 AM »
So long my friend.

Off to volksmagic we go.



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GB Buggies / Re: Sad new to see Jimmy Peters died last night
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:58:01 PM »
Such a shame. We spoke to him a-lot o the IBW trip, such a great guy. I empathise with his partner and their children having to go through this.

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Looking to get mines done too, but I'm hopeless with a ruler and angle grinder.....

I guess you could do it with a double UJ like: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/universal-joints/7906750/ You can order fitted gaiters for them from RS online too, so easy to keep em greased up and clean.


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Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: IBW 2020
« on: December 07, 2019, 07:11:55 PM »
Has there been any information on exactly where it will be held yet, rather than a county?


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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Help with White lettering
« on: November 20, 2019, 09:47:49 PM »
TOMA's are class.

I painted the numbers on my sockets and inside the stamped logo's of my tools because im a tit and they've lasted great.

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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: September 30, 2019, 10:38:18 AM »
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about 100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.

Its defo in the pedals. I can flap the accelerator like a tissue in the wind with a finger and nothing moves on the linkage at carbs.


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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: September 28, 2019, 08:05:58 PM »
Not much going on, enjoying it while I can with the weather. Runs like a dream stops starts and goes all like it should. However....

I have developed a few annoying issues though. Most of which I have made up in my head, that aren't essential to sort but because I dont have the skills and kit to sort it they've been bugging me for a while, and others that I can't seem to fix....

The accelerator pedal has intermittent floppage issues. Oh dear!

When coming to a stop more often that not the the pedal will not retract fully, other times it will retract about all of the way. Its as if a return spring as gone/broken and no amount of fine tuning on the carb end can address it so it must be inside the pedal set. I will see if I can bodge up a spare carb return spring onto the arm inside the tunnel, but I feel this more of a temp fix. So I guess a new pedal set as I believe whats in is the original 62 set, and they sure look like they've seen better days.

....I'm looking to get a rear tow hitch for the buggy put on. Probably be a custom job which I can't do. Im no welder, and I dont have the skills/equipment to do so.

I'm also really tired of the incorrect fuel gauge, I want a new tank that can drain all the fuel, not have 15l floating side that will never get used....

Also that misaligned steering column/coupler/box needs done for a UJ


Wow, a lot to do I guess, a bit out of my league for some.... Anyone recommend a good buggy builder to sort it all at once for me over winter?!?!  ;D ;D ;D ;D :-\ ::)

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Brake Residual Pressure Valves
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:02:16 PM »
Are you using Disc brake kit?

Didn't change the "feel" but made the travel much less when I added the valves. The pedal would go to the floor but stop well. It just didn't seem right when comparing to a normal car there isn't that much travel.

Don't have any pics too hand, but I added them as close as I could to the master cylinder.

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