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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.

Beach Buggy General Help / Re: Submersible fuel line
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:32:26 PM »
That tyre was older than Dave though.
And it did hit a razor sharp tent peg.

They are for SWB Dave

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Gear rod support
« on: June 19, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
By drilling out the existing threads and using Rivnuts to secure it in place it would save you welding the new one in place, possibly?

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Gear rod support
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:07:39 PM »
If it it spot welded could you drill the old 1 and use rivnuts to fit the new 1? Which would mean you still have threaded holes for the gearstick. 

Beach Buggy Body and Chassis Help / Re: Rear tub support
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:02:23 PM »
Mine is across the rear shock mounts with 20mm box and 2 L brackets, carries the weight of the battery and camping gear well.

Parts Wanted / Re: centreline wheels
« on: June 12, 2020, 09:34:30 PM »

Got my rears ( 10x15) from Mel several years ago. Centrelines not been made for quite a few years. Same as Ercos.
Best of luck.
They are making them again Paul:
Import and tax would be a killer though.

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: steering box location
« on: June 11, 2020, 09:23:31 PM »
As Paul said.
The most important thing is that the pitman arm is centred on a worm and roller box before adjusting tracking. Factory set boxes have a split ring on the input shaft of the worm that lines up with a casting mark on the box. If in doubt, count the turns lock to lock with the steering stops off then half it.

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: urethane beam bushes
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:18:00 PM »
I think he means steering stops.

Members Buggies / Re: Lego is no more
« on: May 28, 2020, 10:06:48 PM »
I like this, nice to see that level of detail.

I run a 1776 with a 120 and it isn't nice until the cam is on song BUT when it is it is.
Don't get me wrong it is still drivable at low speed but you have to get used to keeping the revs up and changing down to pull out of a corner when most wouldn't have to, it would still get away from the corner but be lumpy on pick up. As for the noise, mine sounds like a pneumatic road breaker as it starts to pick up then just howls, I run a fairly quiet exhaust so it is mostly mechanical noise.
I think that you may have rocker geometry problems and any oil leaks can normally be sorted by a reasonably competent air-cooled mechanic.

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