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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:42:55 PM »
Oh,we'll worth an engine tune down at NE motors especially if you have twin carbs. NE is on down past cannards grave on the straight with the speed cameras.  ;-)up

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Just bought a Glitterbug
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:39:18 PM »
I'm in Rode,posh part of Frome. 65 deluxe is in Westbury. Steve,Fromeflyer is frome too,he has knowledge. Squirrel is a good guy for mechanics,he's in pensford but he comes to my house to do work,no extra charge ! Steve's buggy will be wrapped in blankets this time of year,but I was out in mine Xmas eve.  ;D

Members Buggies / Re: New Buggy Hood
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:28:25 AM »
Sexy beast !

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Splutter
« on: October 29, 2017, 08:11:01 PM »
Where exactly is the squirt coming from ? There is a pipe at the back at an angle looking at you,also cut at an angle making it flat/level then 2 on top the flap much smaller at any old angle?
You'll get fed up with me soon !

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Splutter
« on: October 29, 2017, 05:18:18 PM »
I took the filter off today to look for any squirts,I pumped the throttle a few times and could see no squirts. The flap thing was closed so I didn't open it by hand cause I don't know what I'm doing and don't wanna break it. Fuel was present in there,so started it,first time fire up. Went to engine to pump throttle to look for squirts,I could not see any,but there was no hesitation on revving at all,seemed fine. I cleaned the filter and put fresh oil in it when I done the service the other day. I also checked the timing with a strobe in the week and the engine seems to like running timed bang in the middle of the 7.5 and 10 marks.
All seems funny but then I dunno ! :)

Beach Buggy Rolling Chassis Help / Re: Rear Bump Stops
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:26:36 AM »
Stu,I had that which what your avin. I know sweet FA,so just put some shocks on with a coil spring on um. It lifted the back maybe an inch,back wheels went upright,no banging on the stops,lovely. Only thing was ,I had to compress them a bit to get um on ;-)up

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Splutter
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:18:11 PM »
Sometimes when I change up a gear there is slight hesitation, again when I first hit the gas. After initial pause exceleration is fine. It is original carb with oilbath filter and yes slight condensation on the carb. Will have a nose at the jet thing,but probably not till the weekend. When fiddling with the choke adjustment I could see fuel in it,but didn't note any squirting going on.
Cheers folks,big hammer at the ready.

Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Splutter
« on: October 22, 2017, 09:40:58 PM »
I have a 1300 1970 beetle,starts lovely but when I rev it ,it dies ! If I depress the pedal very gently is fine,after this first gentle rev I can rev to my hearts content. Then once settled I still have to rev gently for first rev. This is awkward when pulling out of junctions. I drove it for 2.5 hours the other day and still the same on a hot engine.
I have just done the valves,oil and spent hours adjusting the automatic choke,but did uncover something odd. Number 1 plug lead on the distributed is one place around,anti-clockwise.
Not a buggy problem I know but simular,any idea's folks ? ???

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Mystery buggy
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:52:21 PM »
Is there a red dwarf theme at all ?

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Attention seeker
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:28:41 PM »
Yes I see. Good site. My mate is printing the picture of wiring on a sign 500 square. Good garage decor and easy to see! ;-)up

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Re: Attention seeker
« on: August 04, 2017, 10:20:04 AM »
Oooh that's good. Cheers.

Beach Buggy Electrical Help / Attention seeker
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:58:59 PM »
Sorry to ask the good folks about beetle trouble,reply...not interested thank you. If you like.
So passenger side sidelight not working,so driving around without a bulb. Then passenger side tail light stops working. Change the bulb,turn on light to the sound of the fuse popping. Funny,put old bulb back in,new fuse(16 amp,all I had)and popped again. Spent 2 nights following wires looking for chaffs,cracks and crap connections,could find nothing. Cleaned up all connections and tried the bulb from the right tail light in the left,all fine and working. So put the new sidelight bulb in and tail light ,all ok and 8 amp fuse in. Nuts !! I'm sure these VW's just like the attention,tarts !
From my rooting around i have a query,everything on my beetle is original, so from the sidelight fuse(7) is a wire,grey with red stripes,this goes through the loom to the voltage regulator under the back seat. From here it goes out of site along with the light wires and doesn't appear anywhere again,also a green and black linearly striped wire. Anyone know what they are. Beetle is 1970,1300 model.

Wedon Flags and co. Top weekend again,might look a miserable tw.t, but loving buggying and the buggers. 8)

Is it raining,peeing down in Bath ! Will have to come down early tomorrow. Pants.

Breakfasts are Saturday +Sunday aren't they ?

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