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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New Buggy, Just Saying HIII!!! Reply with quote

Please push that fuel line further onto the hose bung on the carb and maybe double clamp it.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: New Buggy, Just Saying HIII!!! Reply with quote

Oh I will. I currently have the top end of the motor torn down for clean up. Seems there was a mouse nest in the cylinder tin as well that needs to be cleaned out.
Just got the carb rebuilt and put back together last night. Still deciding what do to with this tin and its paint job. Idk whether to sand/wire wheel it all off, or just give it a light sand and spray some hammered rustoleum on it, since the original paint seems to be sticking to the metal so well as it is.
My Dad took the bent rear wheel to the repair shop in hopes that it can be straightened, but if not, I'll be meeting up with Jimmy this weekend to work out a deal for a road worthy pair of rims for the rear.
After that, just need some new rubber and then to wiggle a few wires to get all the lights working.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: New Buggy, Just Saying HIII!!! Reply with quote

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Still deciding what do to with this tin and its paint job. Idk whether to sand/wire wheel it all off, or just give it a light sand and spray some hammered rustoleum on it, since the original paint seems to be sticking to the metal so well as it is.


I vote "light sand and paint". Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: New Buggy, Cleaning Top End and Getting Road Worthy. Reply with quote

Man...took the tin off to evaluate what I need to do for paint, and then just dove in and took the 3/4 head off to check what displacement we have. Much to my dissatisfaction, its only a 69x94...but that wasn't even the worst part. Look at this mother fricken head!!!! It's like someone used a damn hole saw with a cordless drill and no guide bit...its all wallowed to hell!!!
I kinda wish I would have just left the head on and assumed it was like a 2110cc or something...I really wanted it to be a stroker.

Well, with this new discovery, I don't really know what path to take. I'm going to post a quick picture in the Performance section to see what all those guys say as well, but I feel like that head is not going to last too long. The cylinder seat is good, and I can't see any obvious signs that it was leaking, but I really feel like it's missing too much meat.

What do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: New Buggy, Cleaning Top End and Getting Road Worthy. Reply with quote

Well I got several reasonable posts on the Performance forum that said this wasn't that big of a deal as I initially thought it was. It's sealed fine on the cylinder seat, and its not cracked anywhere that I can see, so I'm just going to run it.
I'll get it all back together this weekend, and if i can get the tin sanded down and painted up, maybe take it for a drive up the lane. Driving and stopping under its own power will likely motivate me to get some new rubber for it sooner than later as well.

Moving onward Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: New Buggy, Cleaning Top End and Getting Road Worthy. Reply with quote

Welp, got the motor all put back together with the tin painted up to a solid color. Fired it up and everything seemed back to normal. Will need a bit of tuning on the single 44, but all seems well as far as I can tell.
Scored a couple real Jackman's from JimmyHoffa to replace my bent up rear wheel. Spent a day with a wire wheel and a couple cans of spray paint and got all the rims cleaned up nice. Dropped them off at the local tire installer and had some new General Grabber AT2s put on. 205/70R15's on the front and 31x10.50xR15's on the rear.

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They look real nice and I'm glad I went with them. I have the AT2s on my Bus as well and really liked the way they rode.
As far as registration, I decided to go with the historic plates, and got that application sent off in the mail. Realistically, there is no way I'm going to put over a 1000 road miles on the buggy in a year, so I figured the full blown registration would not be worth it. With a 6 week lead time, I'm pretty much just waiting for my new plates in the mail. With the cold weather now, and not having a windshield on it, it is very unlikely that I would be driving it anyway.
Next up is replacing a couple CV boots that have pretty much disintegrated. And something is up with the front suspension. It's so damn tight that it doesn't really move. I have unbolted the shocks and cycled them, so they are fine, but the beam is all but frozen. I can get it to move about an inch if I stand on it and jump. I'm wondering if the PO put in their adjusters a bit to far, and now the trailing arms are rotated too far and in a position where they don't want to move with up and down forces.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: New Buggy: Getting Road Worthy. Reply with quote

My front end does not move much either when you jump up and down on it, but according to the o ring on the shock shaft I have managed to use most of the travel on the street (and thru the field across from the scout ranch).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: New Buggy: Getting Road Worthy. Reply with quote

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My front end does not move much either when you jump up and down on it, but according to the o ring on the shock shaft I have managed to use most of the travel on the street (and thru the field across from the scout ranch).


Did the stiffer front end ever bother you driving on the road? I just imagined that it would cause drivability issues, and may be a little unsafe.

Can you just go bop around in that field? I have always been curious and wouldn't mind using it as a test ground. I only ever see people parking on it for scouting events, or when they have drone racing events back in the corner.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: New Buggy: Getting Road Worthy. Reply with quote

I adjusted the adjusters so they kind of fight each other, softened up the front and settled the front down about 1inch. Longer arms also soften it up. Front is good. The rear with 3x3 arms and long 27mm torsions is too soft, wallows around on corners but easy to steer with the throttle off-road.
Back in the 80's that field used to be a stl county Park for dirt bikes until the antire valley subd was built. I just burn thru it and move on.
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