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Blue and Orange Manx

Postby josh702 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:03 pm

Hi Everyone

I just want to post up my Manx, most of you have seen it around before about 10 years ago. I now have her out and currently doing a few mods and improvements now and again but trying to keep it on the road!

Here's a few recent pictures.
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby manxiberty » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:05 am

might have to park it on a rock and have an al packer in the back ground for us to recognize it :lol:
if in doubt hit it with speed.... just don't hit the cactus!

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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby josh702 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:00 pm

Haha your right, I've seen that photo floating around. I still have to fit up the old air cleaner set sitting in the garage that might jog a few memories too. I wouldn't mind getting some more of the Orange paint, no point breaking the theme 8)
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby Tratty » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:34 am

What do you have for an engine in it josh :?:
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby josh702 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:44 pm

Its just got a 1600 twin port with a 40mm webber, its not too bad goes pretty well. Saying that I havent driven anything with more power :x
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby josh702 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Today I had some spare time so I pulled the front bar off to get better access to the beam. My plan is to build a spare beam and do a swap over.

I am planning to replace
tie rod ends
install heavy duty tie rods
new steering box
maybe new leafs
and maybe fox shocks if theres room in the budget

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Does the bonnet always have to be trimmed to fit the steering box in?
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Is this normal to have 3 steering coupling rubbers?
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby manxiberty » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:25 pm

Possibly the frame head is further forward or cuz of the lift kit....or they are spares :lol: can never have too many!!!!
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby Tratty » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:46 pm

It looks like a good unit you should get a lot of fun out of.
I consider a beach buggy to be a bit like a boat, the definition of a boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into :D
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby manxiberty » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:33 am

Tratty wrote:I consider a beach buggy to be a bit like a boat,


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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby Brad » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:19 am

Frame head is 40mm further forward.

Engine is a 1776 unless it was changed out again. It was the engine from Wes's old L Bug which he sold to some guy at the airport who then sold it to your dad.

Bonnet has to be trimmed when you add a 3" lift kit with the frame head moved forward :roll:

What is really needs is a 181 front end again
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby Brad » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:27 am

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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby josh702 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:00 pm

It looks like a good unit you should get a lot of fun out of.
I consider a beach buggy to be a bit like a boat, the definition of a boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into


Is its abit like that Tratty isn't it, looks like you try to use yours as a boat! :shock: haha

Frame head is 40mm further forward.

Engine is a 1776 unless it was changed out again. It was the engine from Wes's old L Bug which he sold to some guy at the airport who then sold it to your dad.

Bonnet has to be trimmed when you add a 3" lift kit with the frame head moved forward

What is really needs is a 181 front end again


Does the frame head always have to be moved forward?

Oh really It must be a 1776 because dad said it did come from wes, It definitely goes well.

I do have some thing spindles at home might be time they go on :) the ride height isn't too bad at the moment but can tell the difference in those photos.
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby Brad » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:41 pm

I moved the frame head forward to allow the 215x75x15" front tyres to clear better.
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby josh702 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:07 pm

Well it all makes sense now, could you eliminate the extra steering rubbers by using a custom steering shaft or is it not really worth it.

With the frame head moved forward would this improve the stability of the car at highway speeds Becasue over 80km plus she gets abit wobby and light.
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Re: Blue and Orange Manx

Postby Lovebuggy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:37 pm

The longer the wheel base the more stable it will be.

However you should be fine up to 110km/hr in a SWB.
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