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by shaihulud
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Buggy and Baja Building
Topic: On road, off road racing buggy
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

Re: On road, off road racing buggy

Finally I have made enough progress to be able to wire, plumb and sort out the brakes. The chassis and body are joined with lots of goo and graded bolts. The steering is fitted and because it is all stock, Beetle parts, no further engineering is required. The instruments are now in and are stock fro...
by shaihulud
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Buggy and Baja Building
Topic: seats that fit SWB buggies
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

seats that fit SWB buggies

One of the problems with fitting non-VW seats to a short wheel base buggy is that the floor is narrow at the back. Many seats from other cars will have their runners too wide apart to be fitted as close to the floor as is possible. The runners need to be no more than about 480 mm or about 19 inches ...
by shaihulud
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Brakes/Suspension & Steering
Topic: Steering wheel adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: Steering wheel adapter

Ooops! My bad,

I've fitted a Superbug steering not a Type 3. It doesn't matter as there is no adapter for Beetles but there is one for Golfs.

VW part No. 191419514A

I have another Superbug steering with the bigger splines, so I'll fit that.
by shaihulud
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Brakes/Suspension & Steering
Topic: Steering wheel adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Steering wheel adapter

I want to fit an older style Beetle steering wheel to the Type 3 Steering column in my buggy build.

The splines don't match. The Type 3 splines are smaller.

Is there an adapter available that will solve this problem?
by shaihulud
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Brakes/Suspension & Steering
Topic: Red Disc of Death......
Replies: 18
Views: 6180

Re: Red Disc of Death......

Ouch!!! I had no idea that the nolethane ones are so dangerous. Thanks for the info. I've never had any problems with even badly cracked old style rubber ones. My new buggy will have a Type 3 steering system that is even better. It has universal joints. As Henry Ford said. "Steel. All the way f...
by shaihulud
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Buggy Related Chat
Topic: FREE VW/buggy web site available
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: FREE VW/buggy web site available

It was worth a try here. It's gone.
by shaihulud
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Buggy Related Chat
Topic: FREE VW/buggy web site available
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

FREE VW/buggy web site available

The good little, Perth based, VW off road/on road buggy site http://www.sandscene.com.au is available FREE. Its running costs are about $350 per year. Would the Manx Club like to have it to run as either a running annex/link site or to keep it as a read only annex/link site? Contact Chris aka moose ...
by shaihulud
Fri May 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Electrical Questions
Topic: Mechanical to electronic speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 3946

Re: Mechanical to electronic speedo

When I was fitting the Subaru engine to the Manx SR I needed to fit a small mechanism to the end of the speedo cable at the input to the speedo. It was connected to the computer. Without it the engine could not read the cars speed.

Was that a Hall Effect signal generator? If so, is that what I need?
by shaihulud
Tue May 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Electrical Questions
Topic: Mechanical to electronic speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 3946

Re: Mechanical to electronic speedo

Thanks.

Today I learned that there is an effect called the Hall Effect. New information. I have yet to understand any explanation so far. Electronics is a complete mystery to me.

I'll check VDO and see what can be done.

Thanks again
by shaihulud
Tue May 23, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Electrical Questions
Topic: Mechanical to electronic speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 3946

Mechanical to electronic speedo

I cannot fit a stock Beetle speedo to the instrument panel that is in my current buggy build. I need a small speedo about 100mm in diameter which runs off the stock Beetle speedo cable with a gizmo that fits to the end of the cable and sends an electrical/electronic read out to the speedo. The speed...
by shaihulud
Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Buggy Related Chat
Topic: Guess who's a jam tin mechanic?
Replies: 0
Views: 1401

Guess who's a jam tin mechanic?

What do you store your bits in as you pull something apart?

Don't look at me like that. At least I'm not a Vegemite mechanic. That's a mate of mine.
by shaihulud
Sun May 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Buggy and Baja Building
Topic: On road, off road racing buggy
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

Re: On road, off road racing buggy

Finally the buggy is at the "bolt the body to the pan" stage. My engineer said that I could continue and he answered lots of questions about seat belts, lights, padding, etc., etc. The seat belt crush tubes are in the right place and O.K. The seats are from a Toyota Tercel. I know. They ar...
by shaihulud
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Buggy and Baja Building
Topic: On road, off road racing buggy
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

Re: On road, off road racing buggy

This is a picture of the off road frame with its bodywork on it. Most of that will be replaced. It was held on with Dzus fasteners. I promised to fit bodywork to it when I asked for permission to build it, but I'm hoping that my engineer will let me register it without bodywork and make it optional ...
by shaihulud
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Buggy and Baja Building
Topic: On road, off road racing buggy
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

Re: On road, off road racing buggy

As is always the case with this kind of build, decisions that could be made early on are left until much later. Two examples are the parts that hang down at the front and the one at the rear of the frame. There are two good places at the front for bumper bars which are where the original transverse ...
by shaihulud
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Buggy and Baja Building
Topic: On road, off road racing buggy
Replies: 14
Views: 4647

Re: On road, off road racing buggy

To give you an idea of how much steel I removed from the original off road frame, one picture shows it all in a pile and the others spread out. Add to that the picture of the rear suspension (which I gave away). I must have removed about 100 kilograms of steel. This will not be a light weight car, b...

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