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Members Buggies / Re: My Manx's 20th birthday!
« on: November 12, 2020, 10:21:57 PM »
Always looks good David but why did you change the wide 5's?

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Bat flattery
« on: October 30, 2020, 10:18:23 PM »
I finally got round to fitting the new battery this morning, and despite not having run for a week the buggy fired up instantly. She even ticks over nicely more or less straight away which wasn't the case before (wouldn't settle down until properly warmed up). I have a feeling the old battery has been on the way out for a while as I reckon the alternator was working overtime and slowing tickover down ;)

One thing I'd forgotten - the negative cable has a quick release lock, so if I want to disconnect I can just reach in under the seat and flip it off.

MOT next ::)

Cheers :)
If you're going to fit an isolator do it the same way so it kills the earth not positive Hugh

Hugh the 2nd

Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted 1641 barrel
« on: September 11, 2020, 09:11:23 PM »
I wouldn't mess around with the fabled 'Big Bore' 1641's Roy. (14.25cc per cylinder bigger than a stock 1600 which is less than a remote controlled plane) On a 1600 Buggy unless you are planning big miles or hard driving a set of cast Mahle's will do.
Last set I bought were from VeeWee at around 130 but that was when I built Raspberry.
The added bonus of new gudgeon pins, circlips and piston rings makes it worthwhile. 

Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted 1641 barrel
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:38:37 PM »
With Rob here, if it was me I'd go for 4 new 1600 B&Ps at around 150.
Really not worth using mismatched parts IMHO.

Me, Chad, Paddy & wobbly Bob did it and stopped about 100kms from Calais. It meant we could get a late start after a good breakfast on the Friday and get to IBW in plenty of time for the fun and games. One of my all time road trips with like minded fools. The Irish bar for my birthday on the way back was just more jam in the doughnut.

Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted - fuel pump blanking plate.
« on: August 19, 2020, 04:16:52 PM »
On its way Matey.

Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted - fuel pump blanking plate.
« on: August 17, 2020, 02:32:41 PM »

Address needed

Parts Wanted / Re: Wanted - fuel pump blanking plate.
« on: August 16, 2020, 10:06:23 PM »
i may have a new one still in the card. I can look in the morning if you want?

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: scat t shifter
« on: August 10, 2020, 10:22:49 AM »
Common to have to tweak the holes a little. Your shift rod may not be 100% inline from when it was shortened.

Have a great weekend guys and girls, I've been asked to work all weekend as we are now playing catch up and if I don't one of the lads won't get his holiday in.
I may finish early enough on Sunday to pop over depending on when you are heading home?

Easy fix with the early column surround and the shortening way that David suggests (same way as I did mine) if the hole in the dash is already too big to get a neat job where the column passes through you could always fit a finishing plate.

I made an L shaped bracket that bolts to the long under screen bar and to the slotted holes on the column housing to give the steering wheel end of the column a little more support.
Just getting it through the dash firms it up though.

I converted 1 and from what I recall I ripped the guts out of 1 and put them in the other.
You may have to trim where the switch lever fits if you are going to use the column mounted wipper switch.

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