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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Poor starting
« on: September 10, 2020, 06:08:22 PM »

Hi all,
My bug has decided to become difficult to start from cold.
Once itís running it sound and runs so sweet, great pick up, great tick over, no faults whatsoever.

Basically, if it hasnít been started for a week or so, it turns over and over, then a couple of fires, then eventually runs on just one bank (left side of the engine) then after 20-30 seconds the right hand bank fires up and has a little rev and then settles down and runs perfectly.
Iím guessing it petrol related, the carbs are Weber 34icts.
Recently Iíve fitted a new replacement fuel pump like for like.
Today, Iíve had a longer run hoping the fault might clear itís self (muck in the carbs)??   :-\
Any suggestions gratefully received.



Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / No Front Suspension
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:27:42 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm slowly getting my Buggy trimmed the way I want it, my next challenge is the lack of front suspension.
I push down on the rear engine cage and the buggy suspension has nice travel down and up, I push down on the front nudge bar and its solid, however I can pull up on the nudge bar and there is travel but drops back down to solid.
Are the adjusters in the middle of the front axel bar for adjusting purely the ride height? Or will these adjusters give the buggy more suspension travel?
If so, whats the procedure?

Have a great weekend.


Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Discharge fault
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:29:43 PM »
Hi Guys, I've got an intermittent discharge I thought I had solved, (Battery hadn't gone flat for two weeks) UNTILL TODAY, I've put the battery on charge, and will start chasing through circuits after the weekend, I'm kind of suspecting the dynamo/alternator?
Is there an obvious common cause for a discharge on these VW,  where is the best place to start and whats the best way to eliminate.

When I first started having probs I brought a brand new battery, just to eliminate it.

Any ideas gratefully received.


Beach Buggy Electrical Help / No Brake Lights
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:26:47 PM »
Hi Guy's, here's a real stupid question for you, it's got me beat.
Brake lights not working, started at the switch, crossed the terminals brake lights working, ahh faulty switch, double checked so I reconnected live feed into switch, volt meter the other side, pressed brake pedal, guess what 12 volts coming out. Must be faulty terminal connector, no fault found, wiggle everything still no lights.
(It's got to be the switch) even thou it passes current when pressing the pedal? Can't understand it, frustrated or what!!  :-[  >:(
Any ideas??


Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Fuel Leak In Chassis Tunnel
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:02:27 PM »
Hi all,
Iíve got a small fuel leak within the chassis tunnel of my Buggy, on inspection I canít see anything obvious,
Iíve enclosed some pics showing the knuckle/compression joints either end of the tunnel and a picture through the inspection plate at the rear end showing the stainless steel braided flexipipe, Iím pretty sure that would never leak.

The only thought I had was where the flexipipe connects internally to the knuckle joints front and back may be leaking?  Do you have a method to find this sort of leak?

Why I suspect itís a leak in the tunnel is because I can smell petrol, and yesterday as I pulled into my drive, I noticed a trail of petrol on the drive that looked like it came from a small hole at the rear in the chassis tunnel.

On one of the pics showing the front end connector you will notice the paintwork has suffered what looks like a fluid leak at some time, definitely no leak from that area currently.

How do these knuckle/compression joints work, I don't want to release the nut and have the pipe drop in the tunnel :'(

Any ideas or suggestion would be greatly received. I'll attach the pics in my next post.

Thank you

Leigh (Hunstanton)

Pops and sparkles well in the sunshine. Very happy, just need a bit more sunshine.
If any one needs a hood making, this was made by Chapman Autotrim near Norwich

Hi, I'm new to the forum and new to beach buggies, I've always wanted to own one since I was a boy.  I'm heading towards 60 all to quickly but finally very happy to actually own a lovely buggy, sorry I've been lazy and purchased a very nice buggy needing very little work.
I'm right on the coast at (Sunnyhunny) Hunstanton Norfolk, so not to sure if I'll ever get to though's inland get togethers (Hopefully I will)



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