Now I have referbed the master and purchased a new slave, but i don't understand how it works?
What is stopping the piston in the slave for just being pumped out? secondly could the slave have failed because the clutch it's self has failed as i just do not seem to be able to adjust it without the slave piston traveling to far and coming out.
Does anyone know of a garage in the Bristol area who are willing to work on a 3 wheel bug?
I have done everything on this car now but this clutch lark seem to have me stumped. I am happy to pay someone to sort it now.
Hi Jeff The slave cylinder pushes against the clutch, via the release arm, this is what stops the piston pushing out. The adjustment is via the nut on the threaded pushrod in the end of the cylinder. There is also small return spring, but this is really just taking the slack out of the system. It is possible that a problem with the clutch istaelf could have hilighted a problem with the hydraulics, but unlikly.
I am in Bristol and would be happy to come and have a look as a fellow Bugger, send me a pm. I don't do paid work on other peoples cars though. I don't know of a garage that you can take it to.
Thank you for coming back to me, I have put it back together and I do have some sort of clutch ?
I think I need to have the plate which the slave sits on made stronger as it pushes back when you put pressure on the pedal, also the arm seems to be short and by its look has been bodged before.
I will find a local firm to make me both and then try again.
However in looking to fix one thing another problems comes along (as with everything on this car ) as I seem to have cracked the clutch hose ( Part 21094 ). Do you by any chance know where I may be able to get one of those?
If after all this I'm still stuck, plz can I take you up on your offer to come and look and give some advise on what I am doing wrong.
Dean It is quite likly things have been bdged in the past with a Bug. The push rod should be long enough that if you adjusted it out a a bit too much you would start to operat the clutch itself.
To get a replacment pipe. The best thing would be to go and see Merlin Motorsport in the padock at Castle Combe. Take the old pipe in and they will match up the fittings and make one for you there and then.
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Feb 24, 2018 11:40:58 GMT
arabu: just received email from dvsa re mot exemptions, it says just tax and mot as usual and state that bug is basically standard. Hope this is helpful
Mar 21, 2018 10:14:38 GMT
diamond54bb: I was the first owner of JUB92L and have picture I wish to upload to gallery with the other 6 photos but how do I do this?
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re diamond54bb: send pics to email@example.com and he will add them to the gallery
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Apr 11, 2018 10:52:55 GMT
one bolt billy : Anyone know what steering boss fits a 74 bug ? OR anyone got a steering wheel assy they want to sell?? We cant get out so need to make a bit more room or learn how to limbo dance !!!
May 2, 2018 15:19:04 GMT
ian1404:: I used to own OYC 320 L and would love to own a Bug again. Anyone know of any high quality, good condition examples for sale?
May 5, 2018 20:17:30 GMT
cdb15: Calling One Bolt Billy: Mountney boss MB029 and 029C seem to fit 'all' Reliant 3 wheelers, cost around £20. People to speak to are Scarborough Racing Developments, failing that Opie Oils, both have web sites with all contact details.
May 10, 2018 20:58:16 GMT
the ghost of cain: I have an 875 mk2 i need headlights,any ideas,thankyou
Jun 26, 2018 11:12:31 GMT
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?
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