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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.

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 :-\ ::)

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: White tyre paint
« on: September 11, 2019, 07:38:37 PM »
Saturday is looking OK for us up here, hopefully friday evening can be settled too as I've not had it out since bug jam.

VW Parts For Sale / Re: Scottish Beach Buggy Club Stickers
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:21:13 AM »
All sold and posted to their new homes.

 ;-)up ;-)up

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: White tyre paint
« on: September 11, 2019, 08:38:59 AM »

Meguiars Endurance High Gloss Tyre Protection  ;-)up its a gel like liquid, best applied with a sponge. Little goes a long way.

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: White tyre paint
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:41:49 PM »
I use TOMA paint pens. amazon.co.uk/Universal-Waterproof-Permanent-Marker-Crafts/dp/B01NCAAAPQ

They come in a selection of colours and are very good, long lasting. I use the neon yellow.

VW Parts For Sale / Scottish Beach Buggy Club Stickers
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:29:33 PM »
Hi folks.

I have a very limited few (less than 10) remaining set of the Scottish Beach Buggy Clubs first ever run of stickers.

They are circular 5x5cm die cut.

1 each plus 60p for a second class stamp.

Payment via paypal is prefered :D

What a great update!

 ;-)up  ;-)up

Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:26:38 PM »
Well done on the trip to santa pod and good luck with the education.

Cheers Snoopy!

Hats off to you and Roisin for venturing so far, getting soaked and still not learning your lesson !

August 11th to March is far too long without a buggy event in the calendar. The MBC usually do a Xmas meal in December before the weather really turns grotty and Solihull is only 372 miles from Dundee....

A mere afternoons quiet drive!!!!  ;D

Maybe able to squeeze vw action in but would be a very last min decision. Roisin doesnt have holidays to go and id need to get placement to give me days off. If I can do split nightshifts maybe.. :-\

Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:20:51 PM »
Faultless spin down to Bug Jam 33! Had a great time but the weather was not buggy friendly at all!!!!!  Wouldn't be a buggy trip without it I guess :p

848 miles clocked going there and back which put me into the oil change zone... Oil & tappets done at 0.1mm. Also re-torqued the rocker shafts after loosing all compression last time. I think it's probably a good idea just to re-check em every oil change, saves the worry I suppose.....

I can't seem to find any 20w/50 oil in any of the local factors but I know a local "The Range" shop sells it, fully mineral and at 15 for 4.5l. Added in some Wynns Super Charge Oil Treatment, but that stuff is STICKY! took an absolute age to drain out the can. No high zinc stuff, only slick 50 which is 3x the price and for it to be drained out in 2k miles, I didn't see the value in it.

Next oil change at 6000 miles... Clocking up nicely  8) Got a small show at Baxters park in Dundee on the 11th then nothing else planned. Getting stuck into my Msc Project at uni so it's gonna be a tough time until March.... Then its a case of trying to get time off for the shows again

Parts Wanted / 40idf air filters.
« on: July 04, 2019, 01:53:51 PM »
Looking for some good quality air filters for a pair of weber 40idfs.

Looking online its 70 quid for a pair new, can anyone beat that or know of a better deal elsewhere?

Looking to get trumpets fitted as I got 4 for only 10 quid but my filters are too wee.

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Waterproof cover
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:50:02 PM »
Halfords one I have is decent. Melts pretty easy if you dont give the exhausts time to cool down enough but I cant really fault it on that.

Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: June 09, 2019, 04:48:49 PM »
 ;D ;D Thanks folks.

Mileage since it was "resto'd" is at 5700 miles. Rookie numbers  :P must try harder!

Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« on: June 07, 2019, 10:45:30 AM »
Clean MOT.  8) ;-)up

Hope everyone has a great time!!!!

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