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VW Parts For Sale / For Sale - VW type 1 engine Trolley Dolly Cart
« on: May 23, 2021, 02:46:58 PM »
For sale - VW Type 1 engine trolley dolly cart, mobile, 3 swiveling wheels. Made by Energy One in USA. All steel. To hold an  engine or long block. 5" clearance. Open at one end so you can position a jack for lowering & raising. In good condition; I've only used it twice. It will be advertised on here until 1/6/21, then it will be placed onto Ebay (auction).

The dolly is made in a "U" shape to allow access to a trolley jack from one end. This in turn allows you to drop the engine straight on to the dolly when removing it from the vehicle. The dolly will allow you to easily move your engine around the garage as well as giving you access to the sump plate to allow you to do an oil change with the engine on the dolly. No more having to lump an engine about with the chance of damaging something on the block.

30.00 (collect from West Sussex, nil postage). Postage via Hermes tracked 6.50 (total incl postage 36.50)
Send me a private message if interested. Thankyou.

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Battery spec - upgrade?
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:52:00 AM »
My current buggy battery is 12 volt, 44ah, 360A

Is it ok to upgrade it to 12 volt, 44ah, 440A ?

Standard 1600 & standard engine ancillaries.

Newbie Welcome Area / How do I post photos on here - any update?
« on: September 24, 2017, 05:17:28 PM »
Hi Andy,
any update on how to post photos on here via Photobucket for free ? From June 2017 they no longer allow 3rd Party Hosting unless you pay loadsamoney to them. Is there another photo hosting website you can recommend that we can use for free?

Some of us attended this event in June 2016. Classic VW show. Plum Campers are holding the event again in 2017, Horsham town centre.
Info on Facebook.

Beachbuggin 16, VW show with large display of beach buggies. Free admission for buggies & members of the public.
Show & Shine, club displays, trade stands, swapmeet. 10am - 4pm. Register your buggy before 12 noon if you want to put it into the Show & Shine.

Directions . . .
To find the show, exit the M27 motorway to Portsmouth and then follow signs to the seafront. There will be signs directing traffic and marking the entrance which is opposite The Queens Hotel. PO5 3AA.
The show is sited on Southsea Common - google map available on the contact page at   www.beachbuggin.co.uk

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Entry: 10.00 per vehicle
Beach Buggys get in Free! and the show is free to walk onto!
The show is open to VWs of all eras (vintage through to modern watercooled) and is a celebration of all things VW. In addition
Custom Cars  and classic cars and scooters also welcome. All other standard vehicles should park in nearby public parking and walk on into the show for free                             

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Oil leak from crank pulley
« on: September 02, 2015, 01:50:01 PM »
I've had a slight oil leak from the centre (inside face) of the lower crank pulley ever since I bought the buggy 3 years ago. Engine was fully reconditioned from Flatlands. To try to fix this, I've changed the lower pulley 3 times now; have used aluminium pulley it came with (unknown manufacturer), then new reproduction standard VW pulley from VW Heritage, and now new Scat billet aluminium pulley from VW Heritage.

Oil breather box fitted with tubes from oil filler & rocker box covers - no blockages, so no excessive pressure I hope. 1641, twin baby Weber carbs.

Any ideas how to stop the leak?

I've got a slight engine oil leek where the engine is bolted to gearbox. Its leaking engine oil and not gearbox oil. Does this mean its likely to be the flywheel oil seal or something else that needs replacing? Engine out job methinks. Engine : type 1, 1641cc.

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Gearbox oil - type
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:59:28 PM »
Recommended gearbox oil for VW Beetle gearbox is  " EP Gear Oil SAE 80" .
 Anyone know if I can use  " HD SAE 80W-90  high performance gear oil "?

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Warm and hissing battery
« on: August 18, 2014, 06:51:03 PM »
Just got back from a looong 4 hour drive to Paignton; buggy battery is very warm, hissing & acidic smell. I've disconnected it...2 hours later internal temp of the 6 cells is 40 degrees c and the hissing is continuing. Battery, dynamo, regulator, etc, are all newish (2 years old). Should the battery get hot in use anyway, or is the battery shot?

One pair of dual Kadron carbs, Solex H40/44 E1S.
These were fitted to my Marathon Manx buggy for 2 years, installed by Flatlands (brand new), have work perfectly & covered around 3000 miles.
Brasol. Stamped inside venture : Solex 40-28. Includes manifolds & filters as in photo. No linkage. Total height 16&half inches. Weight of both 5.7kg.
350 + postage.
To save on postage, can be collected from me in Sussex; or Southsea on 10 Aug; or Paignton, Devon, on 16 Aug.
If not sold via this forum by 17 Aug 2014, they will be advertised elsewhere.

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Pedal assembly swap
« on: July 13, 2014, 04:41:23 PM »
My RHD pedal assembly is "up to 1959", ie the very old type with grease nipple, my chassis is 1954. Does anyone know if I can easily swap my old assembly for a later type?
Centre link (& coverplate) for throttle pedal not shown in photo.

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Brake pipe union thread size
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:45:57 AM »
I need to purchase a metal brake pipe union fitting (male). It needs to fit into a female flare fitting that's 3/-24 thread size. If I purchase the male one that's 3/8" x 24 UNF 3/16 is this the correct thread size as below?

I'm considering changing my twin Kadrons (linkage underneath dynamo) for twin Weber ict carbs (linkage above dynamo from CB Performance). Is anyone aware of linkage bar clearance or similar problems when fitting the twin baby Webers under a Manx 2 body (1641cc twin port)?

CB Performance Weber ict kit photo:

My Manx with twin Kadrons:

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Brake pipe tubing - use steel or copper?
« on: December 19, 2013, 07:56:19 AM »
Am considering replacing my metal tubing brake lines with a full set of ready made pipes; ready made copper brake pipe kits are double in price to that of steel so am pondering using steel ones to save some dosh.  I realise that copper won't rust & bends easier. Any recommendations as to what I should use?

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Brake pedal pushrod adjustment
« on: December 06, 2013, 06:47:50 PM »
At the moment, my brake pedal will bite when its about three-quarters of the way down.

I want to adjust it so that it bites about one-third of the way down. I've tried absolutely everything to improve this, but not had any luck.

If I adjust the brake pedal pushrod, will this help? If yes, do I turn it clockwise or anti-clockwise? Its currently got the 1mm clearance before it makes contact with the brake master cylinder internal piston.

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