What you've got is Regal Saloon - but what's fitted to the Bug is Regal Van. It'll work ...that is to say that it will send a signal that will be acceptable to the Bug speedo ...however the real question is can it fit into the tank correctly? i.e. can the pick-up pipe be positioned somewhere close to the bottom of the tank while at the same time the float / rheostat move up and down vertically with the level of the fuel
Reference the fluctuating fuel gauge . If it only does it when driving along it is probably caused by the fuel sloshing around in the tank, made worse by the state of the roads. My gauge is alright on smooth roads but fluctuates on rough roads . I suspect there are not enough baffles in the tank to prevent this. If so a new sender unit will not cure the problem . A bad connection on the gauge or sender could also cause the same problem . To check the gauge is working remove the wire on the sender that goes to the gauge and with ignition on , earth the wire , the gauge should now go straight to full and stay there . If the needle is not steady and fluctuates you have a problem in the wiring or gauge.
Confirm that there are no baffles in an OE tank ...as regard the accuracy of the gauge its, well rubbish really isn't it :-0 ...and so the story goes that there was once a Bug and it had a golf ball in the tank and when you could hear the golf ball rolling around you knew it was time to re-fuel -the owner swore by it :-)
As regards fluctuating gauge: If the fluctuation is round about half full its a good bet that the wiper isn't making a good contact with the rheostat because that area of the track has become worn out - but if you remove the sender you can fiddle the float arm over just a bit and its wiper will then contact an unworn area of the rheostat
triggergas was selling remanufactured bug fuel tank senders amongst other stuff, as already stated, original senders are very difficult to get hold of and will invariably be in a similar condition to your own sender
I have welded in a seperate pick up pipe for the fuel, and use a mini van fuel sender . Plenty about and less than twenty quid new. A lot of hassle to do on a running bug but easy enough on a full restoration .
bondbug750: Mk2 ...oblong - but not the same as Bug - I'm racking my brain to guess what part bin they came out of :-( - but I bet it's Mk1 Ford Escort - or Vauxhall Viva late 60's
Jun 27, 2018 8:08:06 GMT
Purplereign: . . .Are they not the same as Reliant Kitten/Allegro? New subject please: I'm looking for a scrap bodyshell. No mechanicals/trim/chassis needed, preferably one that is too ropey to restore properly as it would be a waste. But I need a canopy glass and ligh
Jul 15, 2018 15:32:02 GMT
martin: Hi there , i have not been on any forums before . my father has a bond bug which has been in his garage since 1989 . the reg is CBF 820H and the chassis no on logbook is 800002 . Neither of these seems to register on here , any help or info would be good
Jul 25, 2018 15:41:52 GMT
bondbug750: CBF819H was chassis no. 1 - the first production Bug ...famous (infamous) for its use in the so called Carnaby Street Lord John advertisement - I guess what you've got is the 2nd production Bug!
Jul 26, 2018 15:17:00 GMT
karl: Martin, join the bug club.
Aug 6, 2018 18:18:40 GMT
karl: For more details pm me or Ron Biggin (Biggles)
Aug 6, 2018 18:19:30 GMT
martin: OK will join club , but cant print form yet ,will do when home next week
Aug 12, 2018 16:21:10 GMT
martin: Hi, as my father cannot get ins he would like to sell his bug. I will put on ebay but if anyone is interested please ring Martin 07590723076 . Good bits... he has rebuilt it and its one of the first . Bad bits ... its painted red and has home made bumpers
Sept 2, 2018 9:22:46 GMT
Little-John: I watched Mike and Eddd. restore a Bond Bug on "Wheeler Dealers." At the Woburn 40th birthday party there were two very professional looking 4 wheel Bond Bugs (one yellow, one green.) Were they factory versions? How were they done? By whom?
Dec 1, 2018 22:10:14 GMT
davidhtomlin: hoping to buy a bug, advice appreciated.
Dec 10, 2018 13:28:14 GMT
andrea: HI Guys! trust everybody enjoyed the holiday season! Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help? Please let me know. Thanks
Jan 6, 2019 22:58:49 GMT
andrea: Hi Guys! anybody there?
Jan 7, 2019 21:39:15 GMT
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT