Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:13 am

Seems to be taking the camo look a bit too serious... :shock: :o
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:52 pm

Hey Mattie, 33TAM (the original plates on chubby, I didn’t get what that meant to start with till You suggested to look at it in the mirror lol) Do you still have a gander here on the forum at all? I’ve Lost your contact, Wouldn’t mind a Yaff on your old girl, if you don’t mind doing it in public, otherwise flick me a pm if you’re still about, Pud

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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:32 am

... Had a bit of trouble remembering how to post... lol

Awesome, Have finally seen in the flesh another road rego'd buggy here in Tas :D :D...Just a pity it's up for sale... Really love the look of the old school style...
https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item/-/ ... /302141242
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Am a bit confused though on the Authentic Meyers Manx authorization though, guessing this must be something issued by the club in the U.S.?
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A really nice looking buggy, in good nik too, be interesting to see what it sells for :)
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby Lovebuggy » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:09 am

That plaque is provided if you go to the US for authentication on your body.

We offer an equivalent in Australia with slightly different plaque layout.
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby Vduboy » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:28 pm

Agree'd, love the look, is that a 'proper manx' though? The body lines look very different...
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby Lovebuggy » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:43 pm

Agree'd, love the look, is that a 'proper manx' though? The body lines look very different...



Nope :shock:

So someone has done a dodgy.
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:31 pm

Lovebuggy wrote:
Agree'd, love the look, is that a 'proper manx' though? The body lines look very different...



Nope :shock:

So someone has done a dodgy.



Yeah that’s what I was confused about... thought for a minute I might’ve been able to get a plaque for chubby... lol
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:09 pm

Hey Nate, what’s your thoughts on this?
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Scares me a bit, is going well (for what it is) but think she’s still hurting... expecting to see some molten alloy fire out the exhaust...
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby Vduboy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:57 pm

Hey Pud, is it a thin wall titanium/stainless pipe? They can do that when they are warming up. Wr450/250f’s do it really bad. It can do that if it is slightly lean too.
I’ve had a few on the dyno look just about see through sometimes.
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:59 am

G’day Nate, yeah it’s stainless, this was at idle, still has that hanging revs thing going on too so the idle screw was wound in a fair way...
Have run 3 different carbs, 2 cams with advanced/ retarded valve timing, only thing haven’t changed is the head, have heard of the occasion of the ports having porosity when they have been opened up??
You would think i’d just get something more modern.. but it still puts a smile on my face every time you throw a leg over... that’s what it’s all about I recon.. :D
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:01 am

This was the plug straight after that pic..
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looks like the electrode was about to melt...
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby Vduboy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:47 am

Never heard of those heads having porosity.
Problem is with a hanging idle is it can be rich or lean. Usually it is lean, but sometimes the mixture is so rich you need to wind the idle in too far to compensate. Get a leak down test done so you can see if it is good there, I’d check how high the slide is open in the carb to give you an idea. Is the ignition timing right? Don’t trust the timing marks, those big beasts shear keyways like they are cheese.
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:42 am

Had the light on & timing all good, interesting you say about too rich doing similar things, will look into that a bit further as I have always assumed it was a lean issue... How do you normally do a leakdown? I made a nylon plug last night with a nipple, was going to go tdc on compression and pull the carb then block the spigot & use a little brake vac pump with gauge to see if it holds...
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby Vduboy » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:03 pm

You need a proper tester, it will give a figure as a percentage. One gauge pressurises the cylinder, the other measures the leak. You then listen for where is it coming from. It will always leak some around the rings as there is a gap. But you can sometimes hear the exhaust and inlet valves leak.
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Re: Getting Matties old buggy home - & other stuff

Postby PUD » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:10 pm

Yeah right,... could tell you a lot, will look into it & give it a go...

...As this is a buggy forum not bikes... how’s the manxter goin? Recon you’d be puttin me to shame with usage lately... here’s a pic just taken... :(
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Might change the name from Chubby to Coatrack... lol

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