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 .
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
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT
fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
May 12, 2019 13:59:52 GMT
tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
May 12, 2019 14:01:25 GMT
tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
fmb4: I am in desperate need of a latching assembly for my canopy. I am restoring, and have only a hole where it would have been. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe some one could send me detailed photos of same so I could perhaps have one made
Jun 10, 2019 21:52:08 GMT
rolydog2001: I'm about to fit mine soon, if you can drop me a PM via the forum with your email (or whats app better) I can send you some pics.
Jun 15, 2019 19:06:17 GMT