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  Topic: #2000 - Let's see your Best Dune Buggy Picture
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:31 pm   Subject: #2000 - Let's see your Best Dune Buggy Picture
I donít remember where I found the picS. It was filmed in Cape Cod. It may be the 1st original, but probably not, since there is only one filler cap.

The 1st original was bought by McQueen, sold to ...
  Topic: #2000 - Let's see your Best Dune Buggy Picture
MV8

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:48 am   Subject: #2000 - Let's see your Best Dune Buggy Picture
At the Mitty at Road Atlanta a few years ago.


Nicely done street buggy.


Thomas Crown Affair.
  Topic: body spacer ?
MV8

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:36 am   Subject: body spacer ?
That does look good! Glad to help.With the left overs, with a taper cut, you now have a lifetime supply of door chocks.
  Topic: Beginner buggy build
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:27 am   Subject: Beginner buggy build
To maximize the working time with polyester resin, I use painter cups and veterinary syringes with the minimum required mek. I've never had a problem with a batch not curing.

The big cups are more ...
  Topic: Tire sizes?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:46 pm   Subject: Tire sizes?
I really like this one.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1328036.jpg
  Topic: Identify the Buggy!
MV8

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:24 pm   Subject: Identify the Buggy!
What about this one...

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  Topic: Identify the Buggy!
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:16 pm   Subject: Identify the Buggy!
A friend showed me this dune buggy pickup recently. It does not match any pickups in the DBA or others seen here...Any ideas on the maker and value?

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  Topic: Identify the Buggy!
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:08 pm   Subject: Identify the Buggy!
Anyone help me ID mine?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1219024.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1219026.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1219027.jpg

Looks similar ...
  Topic: Identify the Buggy!
MV8

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:01 pm   Subject: Identify the Buggy!
Going to give you 3 horrible pics.

Buddy of mine was doing some side work when he came across these in the back yard. First one is in rough shape, says he has all the pieces but rough. The second ...
  Topic: empi imp help front lights
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:52 pm   Subject: empi imp help front lights
64-1/2 to 69 are similar to 60-64.
  Topic: body spacer ?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:49 pm   Subject: body spacer ?
HDPE and other rigid materials are great and can be used, but I think rubber would be best all-around for several reasons. (Better still would be to cut the flange and bolt it to the pan then support ...
  Topic: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:33 pm   Subject: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
Travel of the primary piston at least. Don't know about the secondary.
If you bench bled the plugged port also, then both circuits should work.

Are you plumbed into the port nearest the pushrod or ...
  Topic: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:30 pm   Subject: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
I have one on the bench that I just checked. Travel is about an inch.

I'd take the master apart and check the condition of the seals. They split where the rubber gets thicker, so you have to flex t ...
  Topic: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:58 pm   Subject: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
You are only moving fluid to two wheel cylinders instead of 4, so there should be half the pedal travel if the linkage is right and the system is bled.
  Topic: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:45 pm   Subject: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
Sounds like there are still bubbles in the system as well as what you said about the "feel" before.

I think you said something about gravity bleeding. A good bleed is critical. You might ...
  Topic: Identify the Buggy!
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:11 pm   Subject: Identify the Buggy!
Very old pics.

Sears Rascal with an unusual dash layout?
Possibly a Lithia Springs buggy as I bought it nearby?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1325842.jpg
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  Topic: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
MV8

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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:05 pm   Subject: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
I meant your pedal linkage.

Also, a bigger wheel cylinder and/or smaller master cylinder provides more leverage but also requires more pedal travel for a given displacement.
  Topic: Generator?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:46 am   Subject: Generator?
Also, alternator amp ratings are usually peak output, which can damage the alternator if held to that output for too long.

Similarly, a rewind for more output does not aid cooling, so one advertis ...
  Topic: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
MV8

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PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:36 am   Subject: Rat trike from 1971 VW Beetle, brakes!
I'd disconnect the long pedal link, jack up one side, spin the wheel by hand and see if you can stop it by pulling on the bottom or pushing on the top of your pivot link that connects directly to the ...
  Topic: LED Tail light flicker?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:37 am   Subject: LED Tail light flicker?
Thanks for sharing your experience with this problem.

I'm guessing you may have wire core plug wires and non-resistor spark plugs.

RMI suppressing plug wires such as helical wound may have prev ...
 
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