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.
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
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