Mackay buggy now in Cairns

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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby josh702 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:40 pm

Are you going subaru powered? If so might be worth running a few new lines.
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:30 am

if i did in the future what else should i run thru the tunnel ?
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby mackaymanx » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:26 pm

Fuel supply
Fuel return
Fuel vapor line
Water supply
water return
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby Smiley » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:06 pm

Yeah. Would highly recommend fuel feed and return lines.

And make the floors yourself, just use checkerplate. Way stronger than stock and will last forever. If you have already ordered your floors then at least use checkerplate for the plate under the tunnel. Put it 'check' side up so it is smooth underneath.

And while you are in the tunnel redo all the mounts on the clutch cable tube if they don't look the best. These mounts tend to break off inside the tunnel after 50 years or so. And are a pain to fix later on!


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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:36 am

Thanks for the tips .
What size fuel line should i put in ? I can put all three in and just use the one for the VW engine for know .
will 1/4 do all three ?

fuel to engine
fuel return
vapor return

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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby BlueV2 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:03 pm

You just need 8mm lines, the vapor line only needs to be 6mm, or just use the VW one for the vapor return.
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:55 am

Changed frame head, from left hand side to right ,Patched and drilled pretty boring really.
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby mackaymanx » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:34 pm

Nice work
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:01 am

Hi what size and type of materiel eg Alloy pipe , should i run through the tunnel for a radiator .
I have been looking and most have run it down the sides of the buggy ,I can run it through the tunnel as the bottoms off but have not seen anyone do this before that ive found [SAMBA and here ] .
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby PUD » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:30 am

G'day Stu, if it's any help, mine has 1.5 inch o.d. aluminium tube running to the front but it's on the outside of the body. Seems to work fine, probably wouldn't go much smaller though. Making good progress, Pud
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:00 pm

Thanks Pud i was thinking about 40mm so thats good . stu
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby mackaymanx » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:46 pm

The T3 vans only use a 30mm I.D. line from front to back in their stock configuration. With my conversions I use 32mm (1 1/4") and have had no problems with flow or temperature.
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:20 pm

Cheers thanks Brant
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:36 pm

Ive had to cut the bottom of the tunnel off, theirs just enough rust that i could have either left it and it came out in a couple of years or cut it out now and be done with it, so i bit the bullet and am replacing it.So more cutting and welding .Frame heads back on never measured and checked so many times before welding .Once ive done the bottom of the tunnel both sides that will be it this yea,r so you all have a good xmass and new year . Stu
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Re: Mackay buggy now in Cairns

Postby sjmclean » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:00 pm

This is the rust im dealing with right in the fold for the floor and base of tunnel .
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