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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« Last Post by Zip Buggy on September 30, 2019, 01:30:08 PM »
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about £100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.

Its defo in the pedals. I can flap the accelerator like a tissue in the wind with a finger and nothing moves on the linkage at carbs.
Yes but that could be happening when the linkage is sticking open or maybe the cable is getting snagged somewhere.
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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« Last Post by apmaman on September 30, 2019, 10:38:18 AM »
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about £100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.

Its defo in the pedals. I can flap the accelerator like a tissue in the wind with a finger and nothing moves on the linkage at carbs.

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Newbie sayin' "hi"
« Last Post by chrisbarker on September 29, 2019, 12:57:11 PM »
welcome
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Dreamshacks Old Bugle
« Last Post by chrisbarker on September 29, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »
welcome to the forum
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Dreamshacks Old Bugle
« Last Post by DubshedDan on September 29, 2019, 08:25:00 AM »
Thank you all for your warm welcome!
Thanks for the advice Paul, the slightest bare metal here rusts in front of your eyes!!

I think you're right Dave 6 months is the norm before they can start to get funny. The biggest issue is with the Insurance companies. You can insure with a French insurer but they do make you confirm that you are in the process of changing to French reg. Most UK insurers only give you 3 months abroad cover. So it wouldn't be my choice to do that route.

I'm aiming to go the French registration route, if all goes well the information I find along the way may be useful to others wanting to register in Europe. I won't even bring the Brxxxit word in to the equation!!!
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Dreamshacks Old Bugle
« Last Post by Doon L001 on September 29, 2019, 08:20:38 AM »
Chineseum, the exact opposite of Adamantium
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: Dreamshacks Old Bugle
« Last Post by Paul1953 on September 29, 2019, 07:14:46 AM »
it will get to be used on the beach and forest trails so hopefully

So rare to hear this nowadays......   ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up ;-)up

Don`t waste your money on the aftermarket chrome tin crap.  (Oh why don`t I ever listen to my own advice... ;D ;D).  Warm sunshine and sea water will destroy it. (Think it was Keith, Snoopy, who I first saw use the word "Chineseum". Believe me that is what this tinware is.    ;-)up ;-)up

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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« Last Post by Zip Buggy on September 28, 2019, 11:56:27 PM »
Arran if you're using a hex bar linkage, it could be that.  Mine did the same until I swapped to the CSP bell crank system. It's about £100 but the difference is enormous. Much easier to set up and to balance and above all it's super smooth.
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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« Last Post by snoopy on September 28, 2019, 10:25:39 PM »
accelerator pedal bind could be the cross shaft in the pedal assy binding or on the left of the tunnel under the cover plate. the cable may require some lube in the guide tube or in the flexy above the gearbox. fitting extra springs makes it hard to push down and when they finally give you get a mass of throttle not a genteel progression as you push down.
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Members Buggies / Re: AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod
« Last Post by Hugh on September 28, 2019, 09:25:51 PM »
‘Runs like a dream.’

Great start to your post but come on Arran you know the score with buggy ownership... viz whilst things can run smooth for quite a while there’s no guarantee some niggle or major issue won’t come out of the blue. That’s why we have recovery insurance.

You have niggles and all are sortable medium term but such an old vehicle comes with a lucky dip of random frustrations.

I do sense though that you know all this deep down and your excellent yellow machine will continue to rumble about the northern UK.
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