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VW Parts For Sale / Re: Clutch shaft
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:49:58 PM »
Now sold.

Darren, thanks for the postage money but can you drop me your address  ;-)up

VW Parts For Sale / Re: Scottish Beach Buggy Club Stickers
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:59:54 PM »
Put me down for 2 please if possible...... It will remind my wife of her Scottish heritage  :D 
Pm me your details and I will do likewise.... Thanks

Members Buggies / Re: Buggy rebuild started at last
« on: August 26, 2019, 07:04:40 PM »
Well after the issue with my clutch shaft purchased the upgraded version along with a fitting kit and new clutch plates and bearings. All went in relatively easily and engine back in no time and back up and running. All the issues with gear selection gone and now a nice positive gear change  ;-)up
Gave the buggy another check over and on Saturday could find no more excuses for not going to my local mot station. Pre-booked my appointment and am now MOT'd    :D  :D  ;-)up

Taken her for a few short runs and a few things I need to sort out and adjust but these can wait .... Time for another test drive I think :D

VW Parts For Sale / Clutch shaft
« on: August 03, 2019, 11:11:10 PM »
Wrong clutch shaft delivered. Seller refunded cost but said dispose of part (well known supplier of modern parts on ebay) will stick with vw specialist from now. Free if you need one just pay for posting. 200mm long with 20 mm ? Diameter.

Members Buggies / Re: Buggy rebuild started at last
« on: July 31, 2019, 10:27:27 PM »
Sound interesting, can you send some details over.

Members Buggies / Re: Buggy rebuild started at last
« on: July 31, 2019, 08:52:25 PM »
Thanks snoopy that reassuring in some ways.... Better to have it happen now before I get motoring properly.
Quick question though.... How important is the clutch stop that fixes to the pedal. I seem to of lost mine for the moment, it was the type that clamps to the pedal with a rubber insert. I was thinking of making one up as I can not and to find one to buy.

Members Buggies / Re: Buggy rebuild started at last
« on: July 31, 2019, 07:20:40 PM »
Unfortunately not yet on the road :(  Bit of a disaster with the clutch last weekend.  The gear selection was a bit off on a test drive..... when I went from 1st and tried 2nd it made a grinding sound as if trying to go into reverse? On inspection no bush in the linkage support so took out the linkage and put a new bush and rear coupling. This tightened up the selection but on my next test drive it felt like the clutch cable had snapped just as I started. When I inspected I found that the clutch shaft had broken off on one of the lugs that support the bearing. Not sure why this would happen unless just metal fatigue and just happened.?

Ordered up a new shaft and clutch assembly - might as well change everything now the engine is out as the clutch plate is showing some ware. And I suppose practicing engine removal isn't all bad. On the plus side I have to fix the leak from the rear drive shaft boot - so access is much easier now - just unfortunate its the one I changed in the first place. I think the rubber is not sitting right so will have to undo clean up and refit.
Hopefully parts will start arriving soon so can get the buggy up and running again.  ;-)up

Parts Wanted / Frame head cover wanted
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:07:39 PM »

I am looking for a frame head cover for a 1968 model. I need to take the gear linkage out to put in a new bush as mine is missing and discovered no cover. Price plus postage if any one has one thanks.

Members Buggies / Re: Buggy rebuild started at last
« on: July 03, 2019, 07:23:35 PM »
I've been reading all the great stories and advise so thought I would give an update of my buggy story.

It's been a while with some delays on parts and fabrication and some electrical gremlins. Engine up and running again although needed to change the distributor as the centrifugal spring was mangled up in the mechanism somehow and the carb was refusing to run smoothly so changed that too although I think a proper clean and rebuild and the 34 pict 3 would be good to go again - just went for a quick fix really.

Here she is so far. So close to being finished, just a few issues. Found one of the headlight not working although all was good a few weeks ago. Brakes lights not working so a full check of that circuit now needs doing - just replaced the switch when changing the master cylinder... The recent talk about bleeding the brake system came in very handy to get a solid brake pedal.
Clutch working perfect but gear selection not working correctly I don't  think enough care when reinstalled .

I'm sure I will find more to do before the mot but it's getting close to the big day.

Members Buggies / Re: The story so far
« on: March 22, 2019, 05:35:51 PM »
Well worth the effort  ;-)up. Will be taking a closer look on Sunday at the show   ;-)up

Parts Wanted / Re: Shopping list
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:27:10 AM »
I had the same issue with the tank I took out. Looked ok but on closer inspection would of leaked it over half a tank full. Bought a left hand tank from justkampers and it fitted my buggy perfectly without any mods and considerably cheaper. Worth a look.

Members Buggies / Re: The story so far
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:37:17 PM »
That an amazing finish you have achieved, can't wait to see the finished car ;-)up

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Mx5 seat fixings
« on: March 11, 2019, 04:45:44 PM »
Thanks guys for your input, I feel a lot happier on how to approach it now. Weirdly I am tall in the body and short in the legs so will make up some wooden dummy brackets to star witn  ;-)up

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Mx5 seat fixings
« on: March 10, 2019, 10:29:55 PM »
Thanks snoopy that's great and the photos are a real bonus ;-)up
Looks straightforward enough . Are there any issues with height ? I chose the mx5 seats as I know lots of people use them so assume they sit at about the right height for most buggies.

Beach Buggy General Help / Mx5 seat fixings
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:38:02 PM »
Hi guys,
I picked up some mk1 mx5 seats with original runners for my rebuild. My new floor pans do not have any seat fittings\brackets so before i dive in and start fabricating something up is there a method that has been adopted for fixing them. They sit in the car nicely pretty much onto the floor pan but they sit a bit low i guess so need lifting? Any comments much appreciated.   ;-)

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