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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 05, 2020, 02:02:41 PM »
Daft question maybe but are the grub screws in the trailing arms  tight? I've found them in the past where the lock nut has been tight/seized on the thread so they appeared to be snug but the bullet end was still not quite tight in the indent.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:19:26 PM »
I watched the video and read your specs. 8" wheels with that sort of offset (increased by drop spindles as well maybe?) will be putting one Hell of a strain on, and magnifying any issues in the front end.

That's probably no help though, sorry :-\

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 04, 2020, 04:25:17 PM »
I presume the rear tyres aren't massively out of shape? I had a similar issue on my old daily and it was a 50p shaped rear tyre.

VWs aren't prone to wheel ballance problems, their front ends were developed before wheel balancing was even a thing, but are prone to things that are out of shape like wheels and more commonly tyres. You can balance up and out of shape tyre and it'll show as okay on the tyre guy's dials but it'll still be out of shape and will still bounce the car around.

I've been messing with old VW's for 50 years and have never once bothered to get a wheel and tyre balanced, they don't need it doing, if you've got the shakes it'll be a wheel or tyre issue that balancing won't/can't fix.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:29:57 PM »
You're proving nothing by trying it with manky old American tyres.

For the sake of 50 I'd get a pair of part worns thrown on it, maybe slightly wider and higher, not so stretched, keep your old tyres of course, and give that a go.

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Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: scat t shifter
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:38:13 PM »
I think the one I had ages ago was an early one, I wasn't aware they'd changed much. I replaced the knob with one from an old Hurst shifter. Pretty sure the thread is 3/8" unc.

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Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Wheel wobble HELP
« on: August 03, 2020, 08:28:41 AM »
My guess would be that tyre with the slight run out. Not too bad on a 1 ton fwd car maybe but it could be too much for a light rear engine buggy. Beetle front ends are not prone to wheel balance problems but are prone to things being 'out of round' which can be balanced out on a machine but will still shake the car around. Also I'm guessing you've already checked the steering damper for resistance? A worn damper won't be the cause of it happening but a good damper may stop it starting to do it if that makes sense.

Try some other wheels and tyres and report back! ;-)up




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Toyz For Sale / Hot Rod magazine CDs, set of 9
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:02:27 PM »
Set of nine CDs issued by Hot Rod Magazine, loads of good driving music from the 50s to the 80s.

20 plus post.




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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello, thanks for letting me join
« on: July 29, 2020, 09:04:02 PM »
Not all GTs had Fiat screens, some builders just cut them out for whatever they had lying around that was 'near enough'  ;D

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Beach Buggy General Help / Re: MIG set up for an absolute beginner!
« on: July 29, 2020, 03:52:38 PM »
I'll be following this as I've been hard core oxy/acetylene and stick arc man for the past 45 years but can no longer get my bottles filled.

I've recently bought one of these after personal recommendation and after a few trial runs it seems fine. Time will tell though.

https://youtu.be/3zuDJqQOO9o

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Rebushing Weber 34ict's?
« on: July 29, 2020, 11:49:00 AM »
Ta. Have you actually used these?

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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Rebushing Weber 34ict's?
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:57:25 AM »
Has anyone ever rebushed Weber 34icts themselves, or rather fitted bushes as the throttle spindles just turn in the casting as standard, no bushes fitted? I'm sure I could drill or ream the body out ok but can anyone recommend a bush that would suit? I've not stripped them, it'll be a job for Winter, but the shaft o.d. looks to be iro 8mm.

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello, thanks for letting me join
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:35:57 AM »
Has anyone use toughened Perspex, as they use in speed boats?

OK for side windows, but fairly sure not legal for the front  :-\

Perspex is crap as it scratches and goes cloudy really quickly. Polycarbonate (Lexan etc) is commonly used in rally cars etc that are supposed to be street legal but Construction and Use regs still state that screens should be safety glass.

You'd probably get it thru an MOT but it'd still be illegal :o

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110131182236tf_/http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/vehicles/vssafety/summariesofconstructionandus4576?page=4#a1006

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Hello, thanks for letting me join
« on: July 28, 2020, 02:17:59 PM »
Hello and welcome. I think you may need a little more suspension travel there though  ;D

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Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted: Quick Steer Adapter
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:58:46 PM »
Sorted now thanks.

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Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted: Quick Steer Adapter
« on: July 27, 2020, 05:13:51 PM »
i had 1 years ago i was using on the sand rail,but it was king pin taper.might be able to find it somewhere.

Thanks Pete but I'd need the bigger taper, just fitted all new track rod ends too so don't really want to change.

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