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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Fuel filter
« on: March 08, 2020, 01:56:32 PM »
Yesterday's run out in the MantaRay was cut short at 10 miles with total loss of power. The engine re-started but I could see the fuel filter was empty despite the facet pump clicking away.

I limped home at 20mph and for the last few hundred yards crawled in first slower than walking.

Snoopy then provided expert WhatsAp advice and encouragement.

When I took the fuel filter off I spotted the exit was crimped.







This wasn't sufficient to cause the fuel starvation as there was still half the diameter available and besides the fuel wasn't even arriving fast enough at the filter but clearly I needed to be careful tightening the new filter into place.

The fuel pump flow rate seemed a bit slow so I took the pump off and found nothing was flowing by gravity out of the copper tube emerging from the tunnel.

Blowing up the line didn't seem to achieve anything but a few lung fulls pressurised into the tank made fuel start flowing well so I reconnected the pump and measured 3.75 gallons per hour flow rate.

So re-assembled pump, hoses and new filter and went for 5/6 mile test run. All good except I can now see there is a v v slow seepage of fuel from the pump around where the wires go into it.

Snoopy was as usual terrific and so I'm ordering a new pump, regulator, some hose, clips and filter (want a spare).

But I fear I have some historic crud in my tank or fuel lines that will bite my a**e again so yet another thing that needs sorting !
 

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Here's a listing for the Retro Rides event that some of us went to last year but sadly it clashes with NEWS.

Sunday 18th August
Shelsley Walsh Hill climb
WR6 6RP
Tickets £10 in advance, £15 on gate


The Retro Rides Gathering returns again to the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill climb in Worcestershire. As always we will bring together our mix of club stands and RWYB hill climb action, along with invited guest cars, retro parking, trade stands, prizes and our great laid back atmosphere.

Our club stands always attract a diverse range of clubs in ever increasing numbers, this year we have even more room for them, we'll also be able to host the Retro Parking in the same field. So far we have well over a thousand retro club stand cars booked in across over seventy clubs and we expect this number to continue rising.

Guest cars are one of our favourite parts of the show, giving us the excuse to make cars we really want to see attend the show. In the past we have been the first event in the UK to bring a competing Berg Cup car to the UK from Europe and run it up the hillclimb. We've bought over mind blowing 1000bhp monsters and had rare race cars take to the hill at our events. This year we're planning even more special cars for our guest slots, so keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

Please note: No dogs are allowed on site

Club displays are a core part of Retro Rides Gathering with thousands of cars spread over hundreds of clubs attending. We welcome clubs made up of predominantly pre-98 cars, nothing on new style number plates please.

To book a club stand head to our Events System, select RR Gathering and put your club details in.

Nearer the event we will send out club passes to you so you can distribute them to your members, club passes are not tickets, attendees will still need to purchase tickets

If you aren't part of a club but you turn up in a pre-95-ish* car you'll be directed to our Retro Parking area that is part of the show field.

* or classic shaped Mini, or last edition Beetle, and we even let some stuff post 95 in depending on how full the field is, so bring your car, and enjoy the day.

Through out the day the hill at Shelsley Walsh will be alive with the sound of engines, from the small to the large we'll see all sorts attempting to get to the top of the hill as quickly or smoothly as possible.

Track time for this year will be released in July.

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Beach Buggies For Sale / Limited Edition Californian
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:02:43 AM »
1982 baby names

Special Offer for a quick sale on behalf of a friend.

The well-known Tamworth Tangerine which is a limited edition Californian.

Resprayed (yesterday) in an acceptable colour (unfortunately the passenger, who loves sitting in it, also got lightly sprayed).

The reason for selling is that sadly the under coat of orange is starting to show through and the owner wants to buy a properly yellow buggy and sell this cheaply to someone who can do a better spray job.

Engine capable of reaching IBW 2019….and back to the UK.

Awards: Noisiest in show at Ragley Hall Classic Cars 2018. Sale includes a framed signed photograph of the owner receiving the award.

Surf board not included.

£5,000 but open to offers as must be sold by noon 1st April.

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Parts Wanted / Bob cat exhaust 4 into 1 pipe
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:46:07 AM »
Following Snoopy sniffing out the holes in my exhaust pipe I'd like to source another shiny 4 into 1 section to join the 4 exhaust pipes to the silencer.




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This looks quite interesting: www.retroridesgathering.com at Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb (www.shelsleywalsh.com)

This is the main spiel from the web link above:

Shelsley Walsh
Worcester
WR6 6RP

Sunday 19th August 2018
Clubs 8am
Public 9am
Close 5:00pm

TICKETS
£10 in advance
£15 on the gate
£45 weekend tickets (advance sale only)

PURCHASE TICKETS

The Retro Rides Gathering returns again to the historic Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in Worcestershire. As always we will bring together our mix of club stands and RWYB hillclimb action, along with invited guest cars, retro parking, trade stands, prizes and our great laid back atmosphere.

Our club stands always attract a diverse range of clubs in ever increasing numbers, this year we have even more room for them, we'll also be able to host the Retro Parking in the same field. So far we have well over a thousand retro club stand cars booked in across over seventy clubs and we expect this number to continue rising.

Guest cars are one of our favourite parts of the show, giving us the excuse to make cars we really want to see attend the show. In the past we have been the first event in the UK to bring a competing Berg Cup car to the UK from Europe and run it up the hillclimb. We've bought over mind blowing 1000bhp monsters and had rare race cars take to the hill at our events. This year we're planning even more special cars for our guest slots, so keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

As we always say Hot Hatch to Hot Rod, Racer to Road Car, Drifter to Daily the Retro Rides Gathering blends it all together into a delicious day of car action. Sunday 19th August, don't miss it!

Please note: No dogs are allowed on site

CLUBS
Clubs stands are integral to our diverse show, stand booking is now open. It is pretty simple fill out this for this form.

We'll send you the passes before the event, you distribute them to your members, they arrive with the passes and their tickets (or buy on the gate, but it would make things easier if they bought up front), we guide them to the right place and they have a good time.

Please note that we desire club stands to be predominantly pre-95, there are plenty of shows on the events calendar for more modern cars, we love retro cars at The Gathering. This year we'll be putting stock moderns in the normal car park even with a club pass, show field for show cars please :)

Note: Car passes are not tickets, they are simply there to make sure the club area is run efficiently. Your members will still need to buy entry tickets.

RETRO PARKING
If you aren't part of a club but you turn up in a pre-92* car you'll be directed to our Retro Parking area that is part of the show field.

* or classic shaped Mini, or last edition Beetle, and we even let some stuff post 92 in depending on how full the field is, so bring your car, and enjoy the day.

TRACK
Through out the day the hill at Shelsley Walsh will be alive with the sound of engines, from the small to the large we'll see all sorts attempting to get to the top of the hill as quickly or smoothly as possible.

Track time booking will open towards the end of June/start of July this year, keep your eyes peeled on the forum, facebook and instagram.

TRADE
As a trade stand exhibitor you will play an invaluable part in the Gathering and form a part of the visitors' enjoyment.

Retro Rides Gathering is renowned for bringing together a diverse range of motor enthusiasts which makes it perfect for companies to sell and promote their products, whether the garage essentials, lifestyle products, or goods and services that enhance their vehicles.

Our event gives you a great opportunity to showcase a wide range products or services. It also gives you a valuable time face to face with your existing and potential customers.

Over 3500 car enthusiasts attending
Prime positioning for 2017 in central area of show to maximise footfall.
If you are ready to sign up or need a bit more info, contact us at gathering@retro-rides.org with the word Trade in the subject line.

Are you interested in making a bigger splash in the Retro Scene? We are also happy to talk about Sponsorship packages at gathering@retro-rides.org

********************************

So in advance its £10 and we mostly qualify as pre 1992.

Shelsey Walsh is in a beautiful location and this event is sure to be rammed - mixed blessing as the actual hill climb is only a 1000 yards and climbing 100 yards and you only get limited views of the climbing cars - none from the Start line / paddock. But it's the oldest etc.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Windscreen repair on a Sidewinder
« on: June 26, 2017, 03:54:23 PM »
Lovely day driving about in the buggy until a stone chipped the windscreen 'right between my eyes'.

I'm hoping these screens on Sidewinders are almost a standard size....and not rare as hens teeth.



If not should I strip the glass out of the frame and try and see exactly what shape and measurements it is ?

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A friend who works at Shobdon Airfield wondered if some buggys would like to come along as a display as part of the Shobdon Food & Flying Festival on Sunday July 2nd.

http://www.shobdonfoodandflyingfestival.co.uk/

Current schedule:

http://www.shobdonfoodandflyingfestival.co.uk/?page_id=85

There's to be a Spitfire and Hurricane fly past mid afternoon.

I'm going but anyone else interested in making it a group experience ?

A chance for one and all to come and sample some fresh Herefordshire air and part with some of your hard earned cash filling your buggys with local food stuffs...

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Fuel Pump replacement
« on: February 07, 2017, 10:59:36 AM »
My fuel pump has snapped and looks like it has been cracked for some time.



Is it simply a question of replacing like with like (VW heritage say) or is there a slightly more robust version that can be got that fits ?

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Type 4 engine oil capacity
« on: July 19, 2016, 02:29:30 PM »
I don't trust the calibration of the marks on my dip stick.

If I change the oil I can always put in the same volume of new oil but would love to know what the correct/official volume was for an empty engine.

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VW Parts For Sale / Pair 295 tyres 50 R 15
« on: April 18, 2016, 10:26:04 AM »
Pair of P295 / 50 R 15 Dunlop Radial G/T Qualifiers.

Some cracking around base of treads.

Tread depth 5mm all across on one and ranges 5mm down to 2mm on the outer edge of second tyre. So would want to put the tyre with worn edge on off-side.

See images.

£60





I don't want to get into shipping but am going to Stoneleigh (Sunday May 1st), Ragley (Sunday 29th May), Evesham Dubs in the Middle (Monday 30th May) and Evesham Carnival (Saturday 25th June). Also MBC first Thursday of the month meetings.

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Parts Wanted / 5x205 PCD Wheel spacers
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:05:41 PM »
Looking for a pair of 5x205 PCD wheel spacers thickness 5mm or 10mm.

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I know what you did last Summer . . . / Bromyard Speed Festival
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:11:42 PM »
As I mentioned in 'Cars, coffee and bacon sandwiches...' Bromyard had a Speed Festival today. Risking potato throwing I went to the afternoon parade of cars and was impressed with the organisation and turnout. Below are a few snaps missing out the legions of Morgans, Austin Healeys, Lotus, rally cars, Ford Anglias (!), motor cycles, Minis, Porsche, Saab and other 70s, 80s and 90s cars that don't particularly appeal/I saw enough of at the time. There was a decent sound effect along the narrow Bromyard High Street with brick buildings to channel the sound - a black Thunderbird was pumping out black smoke and a pleasing bass note.

It was apparently a 'community not for profit event' and I'd say Bromyard has done itself proud. Perhaps the MBC could consider a Birmingham Buggy Speed Festival...

The first image is Campbell's Sunbeam 350hp ‘Blue Bird’, which took the world’s land speed record in 1924, at a speed of 146.16 mph - certainly the noisiest beast in town !






















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Parts Wanted / 4 Exhaust Springs 17cm
« on: July 19, 2015, 11:31:59 AM »
100 miles of Herefordshire roads yesterday has cost me 2 of my 4 exhaust springs. I expect the remaining 2 are fairly fatigued so I'd like to find 4 newish ones. I can only see shorter ones on ebay and when searching parts sites.

This is the remains of one of the two that broke but remained attached:



Pointers to a parts site welcome or I'm happy to buy some unwanted ones.

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Snapped off dip stick sleeve
« on: June 18, 2015, 03:11:35 PM »
Got home to an oil splattered rear end and realised it wasn't a standard form of external oil cooling.



Traced the oil leak to where the dip stick 'sleeve' enters the engine.



Gave the dip stick 'sleeve' a firm waggle and its snapped off where it enters the engine block... Looks like it was damaged/fatigued at point of entry.



What are my options ?

Somehow seal the hole and have no dipstick or somehow remove the remaining sleeve embedded inside the engine casing and slide in another or find from you kind clever folk there is a narrower sleeve and smaller dip stick I can buy to slide in or give up the joys of buggy maintenance ?!

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Dave I've got a 12.5 x 5cm hole in my dash and whilst it seems a bit small for a radio/CD or similar entertainment I was hoping you could suggest something along these lines that I could fill it with. There's not much extra room to enlarge the hole and I don't want to redesign the whole dash to accomodate the flashiest sound system.

You might also know what might have been in this hole originally. A previous owner has installed two rear speakers in water proof (I'm told !) housing but these are not connected to anything so I'm half way to a music set up.

At the end of the day I could simply fill this hole or find some non entertainment device to put in the hole as I don't have many instruments or switches...


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