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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Awesome! That is what these Buggies are all about, just ask my wife. She grins like a school girl every time we take it out and drive it!

Beware of wind burn! It sneaks up on you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

well it turns out that the fuel pump issue was a bad fuel ump, but ultimately it was my own fault. I never put the filter before the pump. I put it after, and with a solenoid type pump you have to protect the pump. so new pump and replumbed the fuel line before the pump. already plugger the original filter which was too small. replaced with larger and so far so good.

actually was able to get some bug guts on the windshield the other night. took it out for a 20 mile trip. ran great and I was totally happy with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

I much prefer the stock fuel pump. Very trouble free in my experience. That said I could not use it on my Buggy because on my type 4 engine it mounts down low and front. The type 1 transmission mount interfered with it. I bought an electric pump from NAPA and put it up front under the fuel tank. Noisy bugger! And it keeps quitting on me, the connectors that were supplied with it keep getting loose and I have to take them off and squeeze them with a vise grip to tighten them up again.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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Good to hear you are having fun driving it. After all that is the ultimate goal. The more you drive it the more confidence you will have in it and the further from home you will be comfortable in going.

We just took ours to Vernon BC last weekend. Not without issues but nothing major that caused us to doubt the decision... apart from the rain storm that is! Rolling Eyes


Nice

I have had another issue last night. Quit again. But this time I think it’s the electric fuel pump. Weather it is a wiring issue or a pump issue. I have a full day of football with the kids today but later I am gonna get to the root of the issue
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Good to hear you are having fun driving it. After all that is the ultimate goal. The more you drive it the more confidence you will have in it and the further from home you will be comfortable in going.

We just took ours to Vernon BC last weekend. Not without issues but nothing major that caused us to doubt the decision... apart from the rain storm that is! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

well after driving it for almost a month when ever i could it finally left me thumbing for a ride.
nothing major.
at first i thought it was out of fuel cause there was no fire. had the wife bring me some gas as i was in town. put it in and still nothing.
went and got the truck and the tow bar, drug it home to find out that the fuel filter was plugged.
new filter and away we go again.
this thing is so fun to drive
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

Well after digging around in the carb, I was thinking the carb was flooding itself out. I could see drops of fuel comin from the center part of the carb and not the accelerator pump.
So I took it apart and soon realized that tinder the float level I need different washers. Well with me not having any and me wanting to find a solution. I tweaked metal arm on the float. I also cleaned and blew out all offices and tubes. Put it all back together and reinstalled.
Started and messed around with idle and mixture.
Then messed with the timing. But without a gun. Just by ear I set the timing. I know not the best way some may say.
But after a good drive tonight it never stalled once.
I still am going to set the timing with a light to about 6-7*
It is much funnier to drive now too
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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Got my front “sway bar” made and installed. Still need to finish putting the front end back together. One full leaf pack in the lower tube and the bar in the upper. Hopefully the end result works out like the idea in my head. I will post pictures when it’s back on the ground.
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Well let this be a lesson to all future builders.
The idea was great. It work for the short time I drove it. But it took to much out of the front end. The front tire rubbed on the front light wiring. I removed the sway bar thing and replace with modified spring packs. I removed the small springs from both packs so now in both tubes I am running only 4 wide springs. Hopefully it gives the ride I am looking for. The height I think is a bit higher then I wanted. But i will live with it as I do not plan on installing adjusters
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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Ok, now I am wondering about what your initial advance is and if your idle mixture screw is set right. Maybe a vacuum leak?


I have never set the time with a timing light. When I originally got the engine running I set it the test light way. It ran so I went with it.
I have had V8s that were really badly out of time and this doesn’t act like that. It will keep running if I keep my foot in the throttle a wee bit. Like the idle is to low. But the issue there is my idle screw is almost all the way in already.
If it does die to restart all it takes is foot all the way into the throttle and hit the key. Fires back up.
I am leaning towards fuel. Maybe the wrong jetting. I am one day gonna get into the carb and check it out
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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I do very much like your rear seat solution. Ours is very comfortable even for adults apart from room to put your feet.

Question: how did you address anchor points for your rear seat belts?

There is a frame under the rear seat made from 1 1/2” angle. Which is attached to the rear shock mounts and the rear frame horns. If you look back in this thread there is pictures.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

awesome,thanks.plenty of room!!...I need to do that on the other side as well.(cut out a duplicate hole)...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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So not only do I have a stalling issue, I know have to rethink my wiring for the front lights. Since I used only one from leaf pack the tire have rubbed the wires for the front signal/park lights. Now either I go and reinstall a couple
Of modified spring packs or I try to reroute my wires at a 90* angle out of the housing. Maybe both as I am sitting on the front snubbers


I softened the front of mine by removing all of the small leaves in both tubes and keeping the large leaves. Then on the very first hard stop the front tires tore the wires on my front signal lights and hit the fender edges. Added back one set of small leaves in one tube and used 90° connectors on the turn signals and haven't torn any more wires. 12 - 15 psi in the front tires plus a full tank of fuel make for a nice ride.
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I just finished replacing the rusted out stock front beam with an adjustable one. With the ride height reduced the front rides harsher and feels now like the front tires actually get air time on large heaves at highway speed. It did not do that before.

Initially I was going to remove one set of leaves too but thought I would try the adjustable beam first. The next think I will try is to loosen off the adjustment on one spring pack, set the ride height I want on the other and then tighten the first one at that height. I am hoping it will give me a progressive spring action.

No issues with signal light wiring or rubbing the fenders yet...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

I do very much like your rear seat solution. Ours is very comfortable even for adults apart from room to put your feet.

Question: how did you address anchor points for your rear seat belts?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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Too bad! I liked the purple.

Does that engine have the vacuum retard on the advance pot? As in two vacuum lines going to the distributor. Maybe if it does it is sticking and not letting the advance come back to normal after decelleration.

Just guessing here...

Nice to hear you are driving it! We head for Edmonton today for a family rebellion on the wife's side. 3.5 hours one way and yes we are taking the Buggy.


No just one vacuum line.

Ok, now I am wondering about what your initial advance is and if your idle mixture screw is set right. Maybe a vacuum leak?

You mentioned it happens with a hot engine. Could it be too hot?

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That’s a hell of a drive. Have fun

The trip went well apart from 2 things.
I didn't get the oil filler on properly after topping up the oil level so when we stopped she piddled on the drive way like any good German Shepard. Had to wipe off the fan housing and engine cage. Oops!

On the way home it rained for the first hour. This is not the ideal driving conditions as in the dark the glare of on coming headlights makes it very hard to see the road because of the water mist on the backside of the windshield. Need wipers on both sides it seems! Or give the wife a squeege...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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So not only do I have a stalling issue, I know have to rethink my wiring for the front lights. Since I used only one from leaf pack the tire have rubbed the wires for the front signal/park lights. Now either I go and reinstall a couple
Of modified spring packs or I try to reroute my wires at a 90* angle out of the housing. Maybe both as I am sitting on the front snubbers


I softened the front of mine by removing all of the small leaves in both tubes and keeping the large leaves. Then on the very first hard stop the front tires tore the wires on my front signal lights and hit the fender edges. Added back one set of small leaves in one tube and used 90° connectors on the turn signals and haven't torn any more wires. 12 - 15 psi in the front tires plus a full tank of fuel make for a nice ride.
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I was thinking about those 90* connectors. Maybe some silicone to protect from moisture. 🤞🏻
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

62kellison wrote:
yes it did answer my question.i am making my seat bottom the same way.only coming out to the battery box cut out.it does give my daughter plenty of rear leg room now.if u got a picture of rear seat pad and area post it up.Thanks...



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One from the rear looking forward. One from the front looking rearwards
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

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So not only do I have a stalling issue, I know have to rethink my wiring for the front lights. Since I used only one from leaf pack the tire have rubbed the wires for the front signal/park lights. Now either I go and reinstall a couple
Of modified spring packs or I try to reroute my wires at a 90* angle out of the housing. Maybe both as I am sitting on the front snubbers


I softened the front of mine by removing all of the small leaves in both tubes and keeping the large leaves. Then on the very first hard stop the front tires tore the wires on my front signal lights and hit the fender edges. Added back one set of small leaves in one tube and used 90° connectors on the turn signals and haven't torn any more wires. 12 - 15 psi in the front tires plus a full tank of fuel make for a nice ride.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

yes it did answer my question.i am making my seat bottom the same way.only coming out to the battery box cut out.it does give my daughter plenty of rear leg room now.if u got a picture of rear seat pad and area post it up.Thanks...
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So not only do I have a stalling issue, I know have to rethink my wiring for the front lights. Since I used only one from leaf pack the tire have rubbed the wires for the front signal/park lights. Now either I go and reinstall a couple
Of modified spring packs or I try to reroute my wires at a 90* angle out of the housing. Maybe both as I am sitting on the front snubbers
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: My project Doom Buggy Reply with quote

62kellison wrote:
did u make a rear seat pad according to the cut outs in the body?.or did u just go with the standard straight across?.my taller daughter sits on the side with the cutouts(extra leg room),and I really want to do that to the other side like u did.congrats on getting to run it!!!..


Not 100% sure what you mean. But let me explain my reasoning and what I did
I decided that cause I may carry a passenger or 2 in the rear. For more leg room bed use to relocate my battery to under the seat. There was no rear button seat when I acquired the buggy. So after my passenger decision I opted to make a custom rear seat bottom. Most rear seats I have seen the bottom goes right to the middle jump. By cutting it back to the depth of the “battery box” I was able to gain about 8-10” of room for the rear passengers to but their feet without bag to twist and turn them in an uncomfortable fashion.
Hopefully that answers your question
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