Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
What did you do yesterday on your buggy?
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 189, 190, 191, 192, 193  Next
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Q-Dog
Samba Member


Joined: April 05, 2010
Posts: 6076
Location: Sunset, Louisiana
Q-Dog is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Yesterday. 80 and sunny so decided to take the buggy to the home center for a few things. This was nothing unusual as I did the same thing 3 times last week. Filled up in town and took off down the interstate. When I got to the home center the parking lot was packed. Springtime and Sunday.

The buggy was running great so I just kept driving. Got on some back roads and cruised with no particular place to go. Next thing I know I am about 40 miles from home.

It was a fantastic afternoon. Toured some neighborhoods of old houses I hadn't been to before, stopped for a burger and basically enjoyed driving around with no destination.

I didn't get the house stuff done, but some things are more important than work. It was certainly nice to take a total break from the house remodel and clear the head. Makes all the tinkering and repairs on it worthwhile.
_________________
Brian

'69 Dune Buggy
'69 Beetle Convertible
'70 Beetle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Frizbal
Samba Member


Joined: July 03, 2016
Posts: 95

Frizbal is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

I had a similar experience. Went to a car meet in the morning. Expected to spend about 30-45 minutes there. Ended up being gone all morning, ran some errands, then went for a drive. Got home around 3PM and got nearly nothing done on the house. But oh well, hell of a day!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
SoCal67Volks Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 07, 2008
Posts: 151
Location: San Pedro California
SoCal67Volks is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Finishing the parking brake mount
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Meyers Manx Kickout #33
1967 Type 1 Sunroof
"Making a car look complicated is easy, making it look simple is hard." John Buttera
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
SoCal67Volks Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 07, 2008
Posts: 151
Location: San Pedro California
SoCal67Volks is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Removed the body from the existing chassis and placed it onto the new chassis. Multiple measurements and pilot holes drilled and the body is off again.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Body back off and now it's time to secure the belly pan

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Meyers Manx Kickout #33
1967 Type 1 Sunroof
"Making a car look complicated is easy, making it look simple is hard." John Buttera
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jonasbegood
Samba Member


Joined: March 24, 2017
Posts: 50
Location: Norway
jonasbegood is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Last week I installed a new pertronix billet distributor, flamethrower coil, new spark plugs & wires. I also changed all the oil hoses, new oil filter and some of the fuel hoses and the filter. Today I've been experiementing with timing, idle mixture and advance curve. The car runs smoother than ever, but not quite optimal yet. Have some low rpm stuttering. My air filter has not been changed since I got the car so I will do the final tuning once its here (had to special order it from australia).


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
styroman
Samba Member


Joined: March 15, 2014
Posts: 129
Location: Snohomish, WA
styroman is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

jonasbegood wrote:
Have some low rpm stuttering. My air filter has not been changed since I got the car so I will do the final tuning once its here (had to special order it from australia).
Mine did not improve until I installed dual carbs on short manifolds. My theory is that colder climates and open engines affect the delivery of proper and well timed fuel mixture down the long manifolds to the engine. I live on the 48th parallel.
_________________
My Trike Project: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=666742
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
motoRAT
Samba Member


Joined: May 05, 2013
Posts: 303
Location: Portugal
motoRAT is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

a bit of fiber please Laughing

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


a lot more to do yet...
_________________
Be curious, dismantle it all, reassemble it, go for a ride!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
MrGoodtunes
Samba Member


Joined: May 14, 2012
Posts: 97
Location: South Florida
MrGoodtunes is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Spent much of the past few days relocating my buggy's horn, allowing for one or both T-top halves to fit nicely in the trunk on top of the spare (which is a tiny temporary-use tire on stock VW rim). Plexiglass sidewindows fit into passenger side pod compartment.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
[/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
redrocker1958
Samba Member


Joined: April 18, 2017
Posts: 11

redrocker1958 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

got the motor back in
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
clonebug
Samba Member


Joined: January 29, 2005
Posts: 2708
Location: NW Washington
clonebug is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Winter upgrades are all done and buggy is back to driver status

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
vwracerdave wrote:

Take a good long look in the mirror and report back on what you see.


Dauz wrote:
Locked/limited... same diff

Paul.H wrote:
That one line on that chart is probably better info than you can get from this place in a month



My Megasquirt Fuel Injection Turbo Buggy Build
(Now with Water/Alcohol Injection)
Upgraded to MS-2 Extra direct fire wasted spark

http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=127936
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Classifieds Feedback
styroman
Samba Member


Joined: March 15, 2014
Posts: 129
Location: Snohomish, WA
styroman is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

clonebug wrote:
Winter upgrades are all done and buggy is back to driver status

Cool
_________________
My Trike Project: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=666742
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jonasbegood
Samba Member


Joined: March 24, 2017
Posts: 50
Location: Norway
jonasbegood is offline 

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

styroman wrote:
jonasbegood wrote:
Have some low rpm stuttering. My air filter has not been changed since I got the car so I will do the final tuning once its here (had to special order it from australia).
Mine did not improve until I installed dual carbs on short manifolds. My theory is that colder climates and open engines affect the delivery of proper and well timed fuel mixture down the long manifolds to the engine. I live on the 48th parallel.


This might be the last resort. This problem seems to come and go, but I have been experimenting the last two seasons with the carb tuning, so might be it! Its like a hesitation when I reach around 2000 rpm. My current plan is to change the exhaust, tune the carbs with colortune and hopefully add some electric heat to my intake (if my generator can handle it!).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Singerdude
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2015
Posts: 464
Location: Quebec, Canada
Singerdude is offline 

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Q-Dog wrote:
Yesterday. 80 and sunny so decided to take the buggy to the home center for a few things. This was nothing unusual as I did the same thing 3 times last week. Filled up in town and took off down the interstate. When I got to the home center the parking lot was packed. Springtime and Sunday.

The buggy was running great so I just kept driving. Got on some back roads and cruised with no particular place to go. Next thing I know I am about 40 miles from home.

It was a fantastic afternoon. Toured some neighborhoods of old houses I hadn't been to before, stopped for a burger and basically enjoyed driving around with no destination.

I didn't get the house stuff done, but some things are more important than work. It was certainly nice to take a total break from the house remodel and clear the head. Makes all the tinkering and repairs on it worthwhile.


You just described most of my buggy rides... same context, same sense of escapism. I don't ride with a club, I drive mostly alone, without a pre-set destination and most of all, i often go for a drive to kind of cool down during demanding/stressing periods of my life.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
BIGMIKEY
Samba Member


Joined: September 24, 2007
Posts: 645
Location: NEPA
BIGMIKEY is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

SoCal67Volks wrote:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


That hammertone paint looks great.

Mike T
_________________
BIGMIKEY

Deserter Series 1 on 1969 chassis
1973 Beetle Standard project, Marina Blue
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
BIGMIKEY
Samba Member


Joined: September 24, 2007
Posts: 645
Location: NEPA
BIGMIKEY is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

motoRAT wrote:
a bit of fiber please Laughing

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



I bet it's very satisfying to get those giant light holes finally filled. Can't wait to see the final color. I really enjoy your posts motoRAT.

Mike T
_________________
BIGMIKEY

Deserter Series 1 on 1969 chassis
1973 Beetle Standard project, Marina Blue
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Singerdude
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2015
Posts: 464
Location: Quebec, Canada
Singerdude is offline 

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Yesterday I broke a clutch cable, luckily I was not even a 1/4 mile from home so I drove it back in second gear. But being over-eager not to lose a day of driving, I decided to only allow for minimal cool down and to started wrenching pretty much right away. Boy! what a champion move...

As you probably guessed it, I burned myself like 3 times, busted a knuckle open, swore like a lumberjack and threw a couple wrenches accross the garage. I knew I wasn't gonna achieve my goal any faster by being angry but seeing my afternoon passing by made me want to rush things. I got into that loop where anger was just feeding itself at that point.

To get to the pedal assembly on a buggy is a real pain in any case, but mine is kinda worst than most because I had the brilliant idea of JB welding the horn button in place on my Grant 3 spokes. So I have to work my way around it. At 5'7" I am what you might consider vertically challenged, I don't have much reach with my stubby arms so I have to pull some serious Cirque du Soleil moves...

You don't want to be angry when you're down head-first under the dashboard trying to put back the pedal assembly with the e-brake lever poking at your ribs and your arms all twisted up like a human pretzel. Arms slowly going numb from the unnatural position, ears buzzing from the over-flow of blood.

As life is predictable but kinda funny that way, it's always when you're in the exact worst possible position that a mosquito comes and bites your ellegantly exposed plumber's crack. And you refex-swat the little sucker, but all you achieve is knocking your head on the steering shaft and spraining a shoulder..

Finally, after struggling for a while, I decided to surrender and put it off till this morning. Same guy, same car, same tools, different attitude and oh so different outcome. Everything did go smoothly and I was rewarded with a beautiful day of practically deserted, fast, rolling backroads and a perfectly sunny 75 degrees.

Makes you think those Buddhists with their Zen stuff are on to something...


Last edited by Singerdude on Thu May 25, 2017 8:42 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
joescoolcustoms
Samba Member


Joined: August 08, 2006
Posts: 8733
Location: West By God Virginia
joescoolcustoms is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:03 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

^^^^^ That is funny. Thanks for the morning chuckle, and reminder of being there too.
_________________
Everyone is gifted. Some just do not open the package.

Looks like it was painted with a live chicken,polished with a brick and buffed with a pine cone

Member of Wagenfolks
http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/870707.jpg
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=479740
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Singerdude
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2015
Posts: 464
Location: Quebec, Canada
Singerdude is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Thank you Joe, I appreciate it. I'm not a mechanic by any means so, unfortunately, what I just described is about 80% of my wrenching sessions... It pretty much always involves some yelling, some blood and a few flying tools. I'm learning and slowly but surely I have more and more things that go smoothly as experience sets in (and bruises, burns and cuts heal). Paying the pain tribute just reinforces the pride you have when driving/showing it around. Utterly frustrating little cars they are those buggies, but yet oh so rewarding...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
JiI
Samba Member


Joined: February 18, 2006
Posts: 1765
Location: Illinois
JiI is offline 

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Looked at it in the garage. Tried to figure out how to make a VW actually run. Closed the door. Don't have 3 straight weeks to try and figure out the engine.
Jeff
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
SoCal67Volks Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 07, 2008
Posts: 151
Location: San Pedro California
SoCal67Volks is offline 

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do yesterday on your buggy? Reply with quote

Got my parking brake & shift rod sorted out.

One my favorite details of the Manxchassis is how the chassis tubes narrows for the seating area to allow for larger seats.

The down side of this key feature is you don't have as much room for fuel lines, brake lines, shift rod and parking brake cables as you would in the stock tunnel.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Meyers Manx Kickout #33
1967 Type 1 Sunroof
"Making a car look complicated is easy, making it look simple is hard." John Buttera
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 189, 190, 191, 192, 193  Next
Jump to:
Page 190 of 193

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2018, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB