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Beach Buggy General Help / Gland nut removal
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:08:28 PM »

Hi all,

I know Mr Torque does a tool to fit 36mm hub and gland nuts. Unfortunately 👍😂 Iíve an updated gland nut , 38mm. Does anyone know if Mr Torque does a 38mm version.
Thanks.
Paul

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Tyre pressures
« on: May 14, 2020, 06:57:05 PM »

Iíve always run 18 psi front and 24psi rear.
Recently had a leaking rear rim repaired. Guy put in 30psi. Did bother changing. Ride seems better.
Just wondering what pressures others run.
My tyres are 185/60/15 front, 275/60/15 rear.
Paul

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Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Oh dear, very confused
« on: April 23, 2020, 10:42:10 PM »

Hi all,

First chance Iíve had to have a toddle in the buggy( 1/2 mile). On
My return and after a bit of a potter discovered a challenge. Now Iím no electrical guru, but discovered a problem. Head lights are fine until I try full beam. If I put to full beam , not always I blow a fuse 😂 I have rewired from 6 to 16 fuses in the last 12 months. Think I may have a sticking dip stalk at the steering wheel, if that makes sense ;D
Could I have a sticking relay🤷🏻‍♂️

Advice appreciated. Like I said Iím no electrician xx

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Beach Buggy General Help / Which spanner
« on: February 28, 2020, 10:43:04 PM »

Hi all,

Finally looking to buy some dedicated ANC/JIC spannerís. Do I get a set (birthday) or a pair of adjustables.
Opinions appreciated  :o

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Beach Buggy General Help / Slow leak
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:12:53 PM »

 Believe my rear alloys (Centerlines) are now porous. Only run 22 psi, down to less than 10. Confirmed during this weeks bad weather.
Questions:
Can I fit inner tubes (275/60/15).
If I get the internal rim powder coated will this help.
Thanks.
Paul

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Beach Buggy General Help / Pulley identity markings
« on: September 11, 2019, 03:27:14 PM »



Just been cleaning my original crankshaft pulley ready for a coat of paint. Out of interest does the D just by the VW mark represent anything other than its German  :-\

Paul

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Timing marks
« on: August 30, 2019, 12:38:44 PM »

Hi all,

Quick question to confirm what I believe. On a standard crankshaft pulley, the dimple on the front ring is tdc. The mark on the rear ring, to the right of the front dimple is 7.5í btdc.
Is this correct. If so, need to mark 30í btdc.

Thanks , Paul

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Beach Buggy General Help / Does anyone have a pic of a pulley cover tin
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:23:16 PM »

Hi all,

Just finished polishing my Beezledub exhaust. I quite enjoy but find I get quite a bit of oil mist finding its way into the centre of the exhaust. Think this is mainly because the Scat aluminium pulley I have fitted has a pretty poor excuse for a worm thread ( the bit that encourages oil back into the block). Been wondering if a pulley cover (part of the cooling tin system) would help stop oil finding its way onto the exhaust.
Does any one have any pictures.
Open to suggestions, I suppose I could chase the thread on the pulley collar a bit more.
Hope this makes sense.
Thanks Paul

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Beach Buggy General Help / New hood for buggy
« on: August 23, 2019, 08:55:03 PM »

Hi all,

Still looking for someone to make me a full canvas roof.
Does anyone know or had experience of any hood manufacturers in the northish of England.
Peter 1953, how far around our way have you looked. I know thereís a few Newcastle way, donít know if their any good.
Thanks,
Paul

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / New bonnet for GP2
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:55:17 PM »

Hi all,

Not yet certain but think I may have a leaking fuel tank (only when full and left standing). If this is the case and a new tank is needed and my buggy is a original GP2 Iíll need to remove the bonnet and windscreen etc. A job for winter.
Question is, has anyone ever modified a GP2 to an opening bonnet. Can I cut the original and hinge?
Hope this makes sense.
Best Paul

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Thread size
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »

Hi, just discovered a damaged terminal on my oil pressure sender unit need a new one. Iím I right in presuming the thread into the block is m10 x 1. Some for sale have a not thread. Just want to check first. Use page tape to seal  :-\

Thanks in advance. Paul

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Steering coupling
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:12:55 AM »
Hi all,
Is there a specific torque setting for steering coupling bolts. Therenew bolts/nuts.
Thanks, Paul

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Beach Buggy General Help / Wrapping
« on: April 04, 2019, 07:42:34 PM »

Anyone done this, any tips. Need  provide some protection to the driver/passenger entry points.
Got some good quality wrap (3M). I know to be clean as possible, wipe with acetone. Believe best if temperature is above 16*C and to address any marks in the paint work before starting.
Anything appreciated.
Paul

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Beach Buggy General Help / Windscreen washer
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:16:53 PM »

Hi all,
Query rather than a question. Just completed upgrading the fuse box. Having checked all was working okay discovered the washer pump was a bit iffy.
At first thought id cocked up the wiring. Checked the obvious only to discover the washer pump was ceasing.
The pump is only 12 months old, itís a Lucas WB100, used in Minis etc. Has anyone else discovered their wiper pumps packing in relatively
quickly, probably through lack of use.
Very rarely use mine, or have I fried it because Iíve reversed the wiring.
Paul

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Beach Buggy General Help / Wind deflectors
« on: March 16, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »

Hi all,
Does anyone know of a bracket I can fit to my screen frame to allow me to fit Ďcobra type wind selectors.
Mines a MK2 GP with the original fibreglass frame.Not sure if the Manx type will fit.
Ta,
Paul

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