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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: New to buggies! Any advice appreciated
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:42:57 PM »
Clem is 6’7” and fit in his Manx based Prowler with a hardtop roof when he owned it. He only made the roof lift up after getting run over and the resulting back injuries.

6’2” should be a doddle in comparison

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Wing piping
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:45:38 PM »
The ones I listed come in 8m lengths for £25, a single one is plenty for a buggy bonnet

Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: SWANAGE THE COVID EDITION
« on: May 01, 2020, 11:52:15 PM »
Agreed Flags,

My post above was relaying the cancellation of the Carneval

Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: SWANAGE THE COVID EDITION
« on: May 01, 2020, 07:48:34 AM »
From the Official Swanage Carneval Facebook page

**Cancellation of Swanage Carnival 2020**
It is with a heavy heart that we have reached the difficult decision to cancel Swanage Carnival 2020.
We had planned a great week of fun and entertainment, and we have left making this difficult decision as long as possible.  However, it is clear that restrictions relating to Covid-19 will be in place for the foreseeable future.
This means that staging an event such as Carnival, that will gather large numbers of people and will attract people from far and wide to Swanage, may not be safe.
The wellbeing of our volunteers, local community, visitors, supporters, traders, entertainers and contractors is paramount.  We are taking this step to protect everyone and to ensure that our local NHS and emergency services are not placed under undue pressure.
We also appreciate that due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, many of our sponsors will not be in a position to support us as they usually would.  As a self-funded event, without the generous support from all our sponsors and the attendance of all our supporters, we will not be able to fund our Carnival week. If we have insufficient funds to cover the cost of putting on Carnival this will jeopardise the running of our event in the future, and we want to avoid this risk.
For these reasons, Carnival 2020 is cancelled but, we will be back in 2021 stronger, bigger, brighter and louder than ever!
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected and impacted by Covid-19.
Thank you for your continued support.
Keep up to date with all carnival news on social media and website ‪www.swanagecarnival.com‬
Swanage Carnival 2021:  ‪July 31st - August 7th‬

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hi
« on: April 29, 2020, 10:42:02 PM »
Welcome. I moved from Beds, Clifton near RF Henlow. Still have family in Toddington. Do your research especially as David says the V5 on a SWB

Small world, I live very near the RAF base.  When the Spitfire flies over the parade ground, it buzzes my house.

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: front beam
« on: April 28, 2020, 09:52:27 PM »
I spent quite a while researching front beams recently before going for the ultra mad option that I did, but if you are considering a brand new one at all, I would really recommend looking at the ones from Lime Bug - they seem to be very good quality

I would (am am) look at the EvaResto beams, they will make stock length on request, their design is very similar to the Limebug ones and their quality is just as good.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hi
« on: April 28, 2020, 03:32:40 PM »
Hi Hoady,

East Coast don't do the Predator (they do have the Prowler), but you can order one from www.ffbuggies.co.uk

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine build options
« on: April 27, 2020, 01:57:03 PM »
If you want the thickest cylinders then look at the 1835 thickwall, the case is machined for the 94mm cylinders.

There are 2 types of the 92mm cylinders, the ones where the case is machined for the 90.5mm cylinders or the 94mm.

So thickness are as followed

Cylinder diameter (mm) Engine displacement at 69mm Crank (cc) Cylinder Thickness (mm)
85.51585 (stock 1600)4.15
92 (thin wall)18353.0
92 (thick wall)18354.55

Also as Rob says lightened flywheel.

If there are shows by then I’ll be at Camper Calling.

Events, Cruises and Gatherings / Re: SWANAGE THE COVID EDITION
« on: April 26, 2020, 01:11:23 PM »
Flags & Karen
Dai & Donna
Vanessa & Allan
Gail & Dave C
Bear & Kath
Carole & Hunter
G(ordon), Kelly-Ann and Aurora

My Paruzzi, order was delivered today, not bad considering I ordered it 2 days ago.

Shipping was €19.95, so order a few things from them if you are ordering.

I ordered the Steering coupling disc A-quality for €11.25 each https://www.paruzzi.com/uk/volkswagen/front-axle-steering/steering/3369/

It comes in a Paruzzi branded blister pack

Opening the packet is a strong smell of rubber.

Looking side on you can see 3 rows of fabric embedded in the rubber for that peace of mind.

I put a multimeter across the metal rings and there is no continuity, so they are proper fabric reinforcement, rather than wire as other modern replacements are supplied.

Overall very impressed.  Glad I purchased 3.

Hugh I had the same email, so have ordered one from Paruzzi in the Netherlands

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Dell 36 carb question
« on: April 15, 2020, 01:41:29 PM »
I fitted velocity stacks to my Dellorto 36s mid way through the initial rolling road setup and it did add a couple of bhp.

The stacks help smooth the air flow/channel into the carbs.

I don't remember needing any adapters though

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Filter king query
« on: April 15, 2020, 01:39:49 PM »
You tend to use a regulator with aftermarket carbs like the Webbers and Dellortos.  This is because these carbs do not run well with a feed above 2.5psi.  The stock mechanical and also electrical fuel pumps will put out more pressure than this.

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